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Yara Shahidi is an American actress and model with a net worth of $5 Million. She is best recognized for playing the role of Zoey Johnson on the popular ABC sitcom, “Black-ish.” She had the starring role of the oldest daughter in this series from 2014-2022.

Shahidi gained stardom for her role in its spin-off series, “Grown-ish” which began airing in 2018. Apart from TV series, she played lead roles in a handful of films including, “Imagine That (2009), “Smallfoot (2018), and “The Sun Is Also a Star.”

The actress Shahidi began her professional career at the age of 6 and soon established herself as one of the lead stars in showbiz. Along with acting in movies, she worked as a voice actor in several animated series and films.

What is Yara Shahidi’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$5 Million
BornFebruary 10, 2000
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$600,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Yara Sayeh Shahidi was born on February 10th, 2000, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is the eldest daughter of Afshin and Keri-Salter Shahidi. Her father is a photographer and her mother is a housewife.

Her younger brother Sayeed is pursuing a career as an actor and model. She has one more brother named, Ehsan. The siblings spent their childhood playing with their cousin, Nas, (now a famous rapper). The family relocated to California for Afshin’s job, when Yara was 4 years old.

In terms of education, she went to study at Dwight Global Online School and graduated in 2017. She had the plan to major in Interdisciplinary Sociology and African American Studies, she went to Harvard University.


As a child, Shahidi began her modeling career by appearing in commercials alongside her younger brother Syeed as well as her mother. She has done advertising work for some prominent companies including, McDonald’s, Ralph Lauren, GapKids, Target, The Children’s Place, and many others.

Her first acting credit was in the 2007 HBO comedy-TV series, “Entourage.” Yara guest appeared as Kandace West in an episode of the series entitled, “No Cannes Do.” In 2009 she made her film debut, appearing alongside comedian Eddie Murphy in the film, “Imagine That.” Her role as Olivia Danielson in the film led her to receive a Young Artist Award nomination.

Next, she played the role of Salt’s Young Neighbor in Angelina Jolie’s action thriller film “Salt” in 2010. Two years later, Yara became cast in the TV series, “The First Family” in which she had the role of the daughter of President, Chloe Johnson. Her performance was well praised and helped her to receive major opportunities.

Yara Shahidi as seen in an Instagram post (YaraShahidi / Instagram)
Yara Shahidi as seen in an Instagram post (Miranda Rae / Instagram)


In 2014 Yara Shahidi was announced to play the starring role of the 14-year-old Zoey Johnson in ABC’s prime-time series, “Black-ish.” She won the NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her performance in this comedy series.

In 2016 Yara began focusing on her modeling career, signing a deal with “New York’s Women Management modeling company.” Next year she was declared to reprise her role as Zoey Johnson in a Black-ish spinoff, titled “Grown-ish.” In January 2018 the series premiered and her character gained more popularity.

Other Ventures

Yara was named to appear in the “British Vogu” issue of September 2019. Next year she teamed up with her mother to launch their own production firm, “7th Sun.” They signed a contract with ABC Studios to produce plays.

Yara is a social activist and runs several organizations. Her activism caught the attention of Michelle Obama, (former first lady) who wrote her a note of suggestion to Harvard University. The actress provided vocals in animated films, Fearless, PAW Patrol: The Movie, and My Father’s Dragon. 

She signed a deal as the global brand ambassador for the makeup and fashion brand, “Dior” with the Women’s movement in 2021. Shahidi is the ambassador of the fashion company, “Chanel” and the spokeswoman for the young generation to get interested in politics.

Real Estate

Yara Shahidi has a net worth of $5 million and is the owner of a lavish house. After establishing herself in the industry, she bought a beautiful property located in Los Angeles, California.

Yara reportedly spent $4.8 million on this mansion which is spread over 5,700-square-foot of space. The home has a 2 car garage with 4 bedrooms, a patio with a swimming pool, and a lot more.

Career Highlights

  • ABC sitcom Black-ish, (2014-2022)
  • Grown-ish, (2018)
  • Being listed in The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 by Time
  • Imagine That, (Debut Film, 2009)
  • 2014 NAACP Image Award, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy _ Won
  • 2019 Teen Choice Award, Choice Summer Movie Actress _ Nomination

Yara Shahidi Net Worth

Yara Shahidi is an actress, model, and activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is one of the most promising celebrities in the American film industry. Shahidi is best known for her social works and appeared in films and TV series.

She came to the limelight after she landed a recurring role in the popular sitcom, “Black-ish.” The actress has been working with organizations and commercials since her childhood. In 2017 she allowed Teen Vogue to interview Hillary Clinton.

Sahidi mainly makes money through salaries for her roles in hit series and movies. In 2018 she became a cover for “Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.” As of 2023, Yara Shahidi’s net worth is estimated to be $5 Million.

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