|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 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 yarashahidi.com and as @yarashahidi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.