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Yara Shahidi Named an Ambassador for the 25th Anniversary Screen Actors Guild Awards
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 7, 2019
The multifaceted Yara Shahidi has been named an Ambassador for the 25th Anniversary Screen Actors Guild Awards®. In this role, she will participate in various SAG Awards® pre-show events and share her insider’s view via social media. Shahidi joins Harry Shum Jr., who was previously announced as a SAG Awards Ambassador, in this special celebratory role.

Audiences can expect Shahidi to post her first-hand experiences of SAG Awards news and behind-the-scenes impressions of the production during the crucial days leading up to the show. Yara Shahidi has previously attended the SAG Awards twice as a Comedy Ensemble Nominee with her fellow cast members from “black-ish.” The 25th Annual SAG Awards will be simulcast live on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Yara Shahidi
Yara Shahidi features in the multiple SAG Awards, Emmy® and Golden Globe® -nominated ABC series “black-ish” as the ambitious, popular and technologically infatuated student Zoey Johnson. Shahidi now stars as the same character in the show’s Freeform spin-off “grown-ish,” which sees Zoey transition from high school to higher education and impending adulthood, while recurrently appearing in “black-ish” as well. The second season of “grown-ish” premiered on Jan. 2, 2019.


Shahidi’s first major break was being cast opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount’s heartwarming comedy “Imagine That“(2009). Other credits include: Sony Pictures’ “Unthinkable” (2010); Columbia Pictures’ “Salt”(2010); Summit Entertainment’s “Alex Cross” (2012); and the Michael De Luca Productions / Weinstein Co. film “Butter” (2011). Shahidi will next be seen starring in the Warner Bros. coming-of-age romance “The Sun Is Also a Star.”

Yara Shahidi – actor, model and activist – can be found online at and as @yarashahidi on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.


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