Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

Keynote Speaker: Actress, Youth Advocate & Voting Activist

Yara Shahidi Biography

Yara Shahidi is an award-winning actress, producer, change agent and breakout star of ABC’s Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated series "black-ish." Shahidi is now the executive producer and lead of its Freeform spinoff series, "grown-ish," where she plays Zoey Johnson, an ambitious, fashion-forward college student, on her journey of figuring out adulthood. When the series first premiered in 2018, it became the cable net’s best comedy series launch in 5 1/2 years, drawing 4.5 million viewers in its first three days. As Shahidi focuses on utilizing her platform to empower and inspire others, she continues to be one of Hollywood’s most heralded talents.

Shahidi’s film career spans from childhood favorites such as, Imagine That (2009), opposite Eddie Murphy, to the timely socio-political romance, Sun is Also a Star (2019), centering around immigration and inclusion. Other film credits include Unthinkable (2010), Salt (2010), Butter (2011), and Alex Cross (2012). Shahidi has recently been tapped for the iconic role of Tinkerbell for the 2022 Disney live-action reimagination of Peter Pan & Wendy. In 2019, Shahidi expanded her relationship with ABC by signing a multi-year producing deal with her business partner and mother, Keri Shahidi, under the moniker: 7th Sun Productions.

Off-screen, Shahidi is a full-time student at Harvard University where she is earning a B.A. in Social Studies and African American studies. She is a champion for inclusive media programming, and an advocate for equity. Shahidi is a sought-after public speaker, in conversation with university peers and thought leaders such as: Dr. Angela Davis, President Obama, Harry Belafonte Jr., former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Dr. Cornell West, Senator Cory Booker, and Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock. Inspired by her extensive work with President and First Lady Obama, Shahidi founded Eighteen x 18 in 2016, now called WeVoteNext, to shine a light on Gen Z and BIPOC inclusion in the political process.

Labeled as one of the stand-out voices of her generation and identified as a leader of the New Hollywood guard, Shahidi has received numerous accolades for her work outside of entertainment, such as TIME Magazine’s 30 Most Influential Teens, Forbes 30 Under 30, British Vogue Forces for Change, Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year and Essence Magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood to name a few.

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Yara Shahidi Videos

Yara Shahidi Wows With Powerful Speech About Equality
Did Oprah's Endorsement Inspire Yara Shahidi to Run for President ...
Yara Shahidi Talks How The Media Perpetuates Black Stereotypes ...

How to book Yara Shahidi?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Yara Shahidi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Yara Shahidi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Yara Shahidi or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Yara Shahidi?

Booking fees for Yara Shahidi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Yara Shahidi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Yara Shahidi?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Yara Shahidi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yara Shahidi for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Yara Shahidi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Yara Shahidi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Yara Shahidi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Black Heritage, Diversity and Family & Parenting. The estimated speaking fee range to book Yara Shahidi for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Yara Shahidi generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Issa Rae, Elaine Welteroth and Keke Palmer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yara Shahidi for an upcoming event.

Yara Shahidi Videos

Yara Shahidi Wows With Powerful Speech About Equality
Did Oprah's Endorsement Inspire Yara Shahidi to Run for President ...
Yara Shahidi Talks How The Media Perpetuates Black Stereotypes ...

Yara Shahidi Reviews

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How to book Yara Shahidi?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Yara Shahidi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Yara Shahidi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Yara Shahidi or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Yara Shahidi?

Booking fees for Yara Shahidi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Yara Shahidi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Yara Shahidi?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Yara Shahidi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yara Shahidi for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Yara Shahidi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Yara Shahidi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Yara Shahidi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Black Heritage, Diversity and Family & Parenting. The estimated speaking fee range to book Yara Shahidi for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Yara Shahidi generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Issa Rae, Elaine Welteroth and Keke Palmer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yara Shahidi for an upcoming event.

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