Black-ish star Yara Shahidi has signed with CAA.  She began her career in entertainment at 6 years old, being featured in television and print advertisements for companies such as McDonald’s, Ralph Lauren, Target, and other major companies.

Shahidi made her feature film debut in 2009, when she starred opposite of Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures’ Imagine That, and she played “young Olivia Pope” in a few episodes of Scandal.  In 2014 she was granted the opportunity to star as 14-year old Zoey Johnson (a character based on Kenya Barris’ actual teenage daughter) in ABC’s hit prime-time series Black-ish alongside Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

In December 2014 she won an NAACP Image Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy,’ and last month, Shahidi was honored at the 2016 Gracie Awards Gala with the Female in a Breakthrough Role award.



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