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Yara Shahidi Parents, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Net Worth

Updated On: 20 Oct, 2019

Yara Shahidi Parents, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Net Worth

From acting to the modeling, Yara Shahidi has graced both industries very fluently. Not only, she is appreciated for her actings but also solidified as a style icon. Also, her presentation as a social activist has further added more reputation to her name under the glam world. Her considerable achievements and works, despite her young age, have influenced and encouraged many individuals. 

Yara’s commendable works can be visible on ABC series Black-ish and its spin-off Grown-ish. Her further ventures are Salt, The Sun Is Also a Star, The First Family, Imagine That, and many more. She was nominated in the 2010 Young Artist Award for her work on film Imagine That. 

Yara Shahidi’s Wiki, Measurements

Yara was born on 10 February 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She started her career with fashion commercials at the very early age of six. Along with her career, she took further to her studies by graduating from New York’s Dwight School in 2017 and enrolling at Harvard University in the fall of 2018, for her higher education.

Yara, who desires to be an actress as well as a historian in the future, made her first acting debut in 2007 with the TV series Entourage. After two years, she appeared in another film, Imagine That, and since then, she has been gracing Hollywood.

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Surfacing Yara's appearance, her body measurements are 31-23-31 of bust, waist, and hips. She stands an average height of 1.6m (5’3”) with 44kg of body weight. 

Parents & Ethnicity

Yara’s parents are Keri Shahidi, an actress, and a photographer father, Afshin Shahidi. Her dad belongs to Iranian. He had immigrated to the USA from Iran when he was only eight years old, and her mother is African-American. As a result, Yara belongs to the mixed ethnicity of Iranian and African-American.

In the family, Yara has two younger siblings, both brothers named Ehsan and Sayeed Shahidi, who are also renowned actors and models. Also, she is related to the well-known rapper Nas. He happens to be her cousin.

Family: Yara with her parents and brothers on 24 June 2019. (Photo: Afshin's Instagram)

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The 19-year young actress believes her family has an enormous investment for her joining in the sitcom Black-ish. Her parent’s contribution to her growth in Hollywood is evident with their guidance to her even after she turned 16.

Dating, Boyfriend?

There is no doubt that Yara’s beauty has attracted many people in and outside the industry. However, the gorgeous Yara tends to be private when it comes to her dating life. While Yara seems to be private about her personal life, she did make it clear with Seventeen in May 2019 that she has no boyfriend. She further said: 

I haven’t dated anybody. My general outlook is if I don’t have time to take a bath on a regular basis, then I don’t have time for another human. "I love being busy, and I enjoy where I am at right now.

Maybe it is also her young age beside her tight schedule that she has not dived into a relationship. But once she reached her designated phase of life, she will undoubtedly choose the right person shortly. 

Net Worth

Yara has already made enough achievements that will provide her both name and money. Her number of credits and her performance in them led her to receive the Next Generation Award at the 10th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event on February 2017 and a nomination at the 2010 Young Artist Award.

Also, she is listed on Net-A-Porter’s 2018 list of best-dressed women. Apart from that, Yara is a brand ambassador of a makeup line Bobbi Brown and has remained a brand ambassador in fashion line Chanel. 

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Not only she is related to the glam world, but she also is a social activist who has the support from the former first lady Michelle Obama. It was Michelle, from whose recommendation, she was admitted to Harvard for upgrading her efforts to social change. In 2016, she got linked with New-York based agency Women Management and flaunted the many renowned magazines and titles. Also, she interviewed Hilary Clinton in 2017. 

With so much acclaimed fame in her fortunes, her net worth is speculated to be $1 million.