The actress, activist, and student of Harvard University, Yara Shahidi has broken ground not just in Hollywood but also in politics and organizing. Her career started at the young age of 9 years old, starring in a film with Eddie Murphy. Since then, she has starred in various films and plays the role of Zoey Johnson in black-ish and is the lead actress of the television spin-off series, grown-ish. Off the screen, she has a deep passion for politics and voter education. Her fearlessness brings out an activist that fights for the equality of people, advocating for their rights. She utilizes her platform to educate and inform her fans, allies, and the global community on current issues and what they can do to be a part of that change. Shahidi is an Iranian-African American who is close with her family, who are also in the entertainment industry. You can also spot her modeling for Prada campaigns or serving as a brand ambassador for Chanel. She is setting the example and empowering a generation to be compassionate, generous, and courageous to ensure equal rights for all.


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