Who Are Yara Shahidi Parents? Her Ethnicity And Background
This talented young actress was born to her parents, Keri Salter Shahidi and Afshin Shahidi, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Yara grew up in a content family with her well-earning parents. Interestingly, it is her true family heritage that has quite grabbed the attention.
Her mother, Keri, is of African-American and Choctaw ethnicity, while her father is Iranian.
Regarding her mother's Choctaw background, her ancestry hails from the Native American people initially based in the Southeastern Woodlands, now known as Alabama and Mississippi.
As Yara is of mixed ethnicity, her role as Zoey in "Black-ish" matches the character's background. The series' Johnson family, started by Dre and Bow, aims to balance their Black culture as they live their lives in ultra-suburban lifestyles.
Serving as a resonating mixture of identity culture as a Black person, Yara has perfectly blended in with her character portrayal of Zoey.