Yara Shahidi has always loved comic books. She told Instyle, “I track what Marvel’s doing all day every day. I love the X-Men trilogy, Thor, and Thor 2. It all started when I was in Cleveland and the Avengers cast was staying at the same hotel as I was. They were shooting it in Cleveland, so Chris Hemsworth just came in and went swimming when I was in the hot tub.”
The philanthropist has launched a Young Women’s Leadership Network that empowers students to break the cycle of poverty through education. She explained to the NYT, “Giving back is not just something you do as an adult.”
“I was raised by a bunch of humanitarians,” she said, referring to her African-American mother, Keri-Salter Shahidi, a commercial actress, and her Iranian father, Afshin Shahidi, a cinematographer. Her maternal grandfather was involved in the civil rights movement.
She’s Totally Smart
The actress is enrolled in AP Calculus and honor chemistry and is killing it with a 4.6 grade point average. Go ahead girl!