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A few things you probably didn’t know about Yara Shahidi

26 March 2019
Yara Shahidi is an actress, activist and much more.
Yara Shahidi on Grown-ish

Whether you love Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson on Black-ish and its spin-off Grown-ish, or for her sense of style on and off the red carpet, there’s no denying that there’s something to learn about the 19-year-old star.

Here are a few things you might not know about Yara Shahidi:


She comes from a talented family

She has two younger brothers, both who have appeared on several shows including, Black-ish, Switched at Birth, The Family and The People vs. OJ Simpson: An American Crime Story. In addition, her father is a cinematographer who’s well-known for taking pictures of Prince. Her mom is also an actress.


She was accepted to every college she applied to

In an interview with Seventeen, Yara told the print magazine that she was accepted into each and every college that she applied to.


She’s related to Nas

During an interview on the late-night show White Guy Talk Show, Yara dropped that she’s first cousins with rapper Nas.


She has a black belt in karate

In the same interview, she also mentioned that she has a black belt in karate. She even went as far as showing off some off a few moves.

Want to know more about Yara? Catch her as Zoey Johnson on the Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish, Wednesdays at 19:30.