Written By: Kailyn McBride @kxailyn
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Best known for her role in "grown-ish," Yara Shahidi has signed a new, exclusive deal with ABC Studios.
Under this agreement, Yara will be developing and producing alternative television projects for various platforms.
Yara will also be partnering with her mother, Keri Shahidi, calling their new production company 7th Sun, which will be based at ABC Studios.
In addition to Yara's role on "grown-ish," she has also appeared as a lead character on "black-ish," “The First Family” and “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia.” She was also a co-executive producer on an Oscar-winning short.
“We can’t wait to extend and expand our relationship with the incredibly talented Yara Shahidi, who has been a member of the family since ‘black-ish,’” said ABC Studios president Jonnie Davis. “When she’s not studying at Harvard and starring in our series ‘grown-ish,’ she’s mentoring and inspiring other young people, which makes us all feel like underachievers but also very proud that she’s part of our Studio.”
At just 20 years old, Yara is one of the youngest examples who is actively committed to sharing meaningful content with her audience.
Inspired to continue elevating depreciated voices, 7th Sun’s mission is “to pursue projects that touch upon themes of history, heritage, culture, and joy.”