Yara Shahidi is an American actress and model. She had her acting debut in 2007, appearing in an episode of Entourage. She next played the role of Esther in 5 episodes of In the Motherhood. Later in 2009, she made her film debut in Imagine That. In the 2010s, she made one-time roles in several television shows. She also had performances in the films Salt, Unthinkable, Butter, and Alex Cross. Her first starring role on television was as Chloe Johnson in the sitcom The First Family. She next played the Young Olivia Pope in 2 episodes of Scandal. Shahidi gained wider recognition for starring as Zoey Johnson in the sitcom Black-ish. She’s been playing the said part since 2014. She next reprised her role as Zoey Johnson in the spin-off Grown-ish. This year, she starred in the film The Sun Is Also a Star.