Feb. 9th, 2000
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Yara Shahidi (Persian:یارا شهیدی ; born 10 February 2000) is an American actress.
Life and career Shahidi was born, and raised for the first four years of her life, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to an Iranian father and an African-American mother, Keri Shahidi. She moved with her family to California because of her father's work. She is the older sister of child actor Sayeed Shahidi.
She began her career when she was six years old, appearing in television and print advertisements for companies such as McDonald's, Ralph Lauren, Target, GapKids, Disney, Guess Kids, and Children's Place. She frequently worked with her mother and younger brother in various print and broadcast campaigns.
Shahidi made her theatrical debut in 2009, starring opposite Eddie Murphy, in Paramount Picture’s Imagine That, for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination.
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