Yara Sayed Shahidi, the Iranian-African American actress, strikes back yet again with her new upcoming TV show ‘Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World,’ based on the novel by Cole Brown. In addition to this news, joining Yara on screen will also be her mother and business partner, Keri Shahidi. Besides her on screen performances, Yara is also known for her activism on social justice, and many have stated that she unofficially serves as a spokeswoman for the younger generation.
Although the anticipation for her new show is high, it’s time to pause and do a much needed visit on her past roles in TV shows and movies. It is worth mentioning that as Yara’s fame grew exponentially throughout the years, TIME magazine listed her on “The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016” list. Without further ado, let’s look at her previous performances!
Zoey Johnson from Black-ish
Zoey Johnson from Grown-ish (spin-off series to Black-ish)
Olivia Danielson from Imagine That
Brenda from Smallfoot
Natasha from The Sun is Also a Star
In the upcoming TV series for ‘Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World,’ the plot revolves around finding the in-between as African-Americans grow up in pre-dominantly white spaces, and the many issues of class and race that people doubt are alive and well within society. We can’t wait to see Yara’s take on this show, as she’s never disappointed us before! The show will be produced by ABC Signature, which serves as a unit of Disney Television Studios.