Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

Highest Rated: 75% Smallfoot (2018)

Lowest Rated: 11% Alex Cross (2012)

Birthday: Feb 10, 2000

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Child star Yara Shahidi accrued over a dozen screen credits to her name before she had even reached her teens. Born in Minneapolis, MN in 2000 to an African-American mother and Iranian father, Shahidi first appeared in front of the camera when she was just 6 weeks old. After moving to California with her family, she landed her first on-screen role, aged 7, in an episode of "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-11). Two years later, Shahidi was cast in the leading role of Olivia Danielson, the daughter of Eddie Murphy's high-flying executive who takes her father into an imaginary world, in family-friendly comedy "Imagine That" (2009). Following a five-episode stint as Jessica St. Clair's daughter Esther in short-lived sitcom "In The Motherhood" (ABC, 2009)--the first of several projects in which she appeared alongside her younger brother Shaheed--Shahidi played the daughter of Samuel L. Jackson's black-ops officer in the suspense thriller "Unthinkable" (2010) and Angelina Jolie's young neighbor in the spy movie "Salt" (2011). Shahidi then played the key role of champion butter sculptor Destiny in the satirical ensemble comedy "Butter" (2011) and Tyler Perry's daughter in the much maligned big-screen adaptation of "Alex Cross" (2012), before landing a recurring role as the President's daughter, Chloe Johnson, in the hit black sitcom "The First Family" (Syndication, 2012-15). In 2013, Shahidi played the younger version of Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, in several flashback scenes on the hit political thriller "Scandal" (ABC, 2012-). In 2014, she landed her first co-starring role in a television sitcom as the mercurial teenager Zoey Johnson in the Kenya Barris sitcom "black-ish" (ABC, 2014-).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 44% Fe@rLeSS_ Melanie (Voice) - 2020
51% 61% The Sun Is Also a Star Natasha Kingsley (Character) $4.9M 2019
75% 62% Smallfoot Brenda (Voice) $83.2M 2018
11% 47% Alex Cross Janelle Cross (Character) $25.9M 2012
34% 44% Butter Destiny (Character) $70.9K 2011
40% 40% Imagine That Olivia Danielson (Character) $16.1M 2009

TV

Credit
92% 62% black-ish Zoey Johnson (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
2014-2020
27% No Score Yet Thanks a Million Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wilmore Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020 2017-2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2020
100% 88% Dear... Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 51% grown-ish Zoey Johnson (Character) 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018-2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shatterbox Director 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet 94% Explained Narrator 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Laundry Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Cheddar Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah at the Apollo Guest 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2018 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2017
56% 36% Bad Teacher Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
93% 74% Scandal Young Olivia Pope (Guest Star) 2013
57% 78% The Finder Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Little Girl (Guest Voice) 2011
0% 50% $..! My Dad Says Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 88% Wizards of Waverly Place Olive (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
16% No Score Yet In the Motherhood Unknown (Guest Star) 2009

QUOTES FROM Yara Shahidi CHARACTERS

Ethan says: You could die of a tragic butter overdose. There could be a rabid grizzly bear hiding inside this very moose lodge waiting to tear your face off.

Destiny says: There could be a python inside.

Ethan says: What if this place is full of monkeys with a deadly virus?

Destiny says: It could be the ghost of Hitler.

Ethan says: What if there's no gravity in there and you float up and bang your head on the ceiling? And then all the sudden gravity kicks in and you bang your head on the floor.

Destiny says: My new foster parents and everyone at my new school were so nice, that I couldn't help but think, are these crackers for real?