Birth Name: Yara Shahidi
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Best known for her roles as Eddie Murphy's daughter in family comedy "Imagine That" (2009) and a young Olivia Pope in political thriller "Scandal" (ABC, 2012- ) child star Yara Shahidi had accrued over a dozen screen credits to her name before she had even reached her teens. Born in Minneapolis, MN in 2000 to an African-American mother and Iranian father, Shahidi first appeared in front of the camera at the tender age of just six weeks old. After moving to California with her family, she landed her first on-screen role aged seven in an episode of "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011). Two years later, Shahidi was cast in the leading role of Olivia Danielson, the daughter of Eddie Murphy's high-flying...
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