If there are many Iranian-American models and child actors out there, Sayeed Shahidi has certainly distinguished himself among the lot as he is famed for playing Damon Cross in the 2012 film Alex Cross. Despite being young, he has managed to achieve a lot in his career and amassed over a dozen credits in his acting resume. He has worked his way into the hearts of millions of viewers across the world with his brilliant performances and considered one of the most prominent and skilled child actors at the moment.
He also enjoys a thriving modelling career, thanks to his impeccable facial features. His good looks make him perfect for selling pretty much anything as it’s hard not to notice how striking his appearance is. Sayeed is a teenage heartthrob for adolescent and teen girls and boys, and his attractiveness seems to grow by the day. Some of his most notable appearances on film and television include his roles in First Family, Motherhood, and Desperate Housewives. He is set to star in a couple of upcoming movies and series, so he is expected to become a much bigger star than he is at the moment if he doesn’t take his leg off the pedal.
Sayeed Shahidi Bio (Age)
The handsome actor was born on February 14, 2003, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His family relocated to California when he was only two years old. Sayeed Shahidi is the middle child of three born to his parents. He attends St. Francis High School and is a member of his school’s football team.
Sayeed began his acting career by featuring in commercials alongside his mother when he was only 6 months old. He scored his debut film role in Till Death. This was followed by small roles in a handful of television series like Black-ish and First Family. In the former, he played the character Adonis Culpepper and appeared as Lucas Johnson in the latter.
He scored a starring role in ABC’s Switched at Birth, a family drama series that follows the life of two teenagers who get switched at birth and enjoyed very different upbringings. One is raised in an affluent part of town, while the other grows up in a working-class neighbourhood. Sayeed plays a character named Will. The show holds the record for being the network’s highest-rated family series debut ever.
The young actor has also appeared in three episodes of the popular television series, Desperate Housewives as Charlie James. He starred in the hit show Uncle Buck as Miles Russell. He scored a role as a supporting character named Cassius Black in the TV comedy Libby and Malcolm. Some of his other appearances on film and television include in The Sand Box, The Last Fall, Bless This Mess, Unthinkable, Rip City, Just Add Magic, Intelligence, House, Code Black, Happy Endings, The Event, Doc McStuffins, Pair of Kings, In the Motherhood, and 100 Questions.
Who Are His Parents?
Sayeed was born to Afshin Shahidi and Keri-Salter Shahidi. His father is Iranian while his mother is of mixed Choctaw and African-American heritage. His mother is an actor and producer, and his father works as a director and photographer. His older sister is the Black-ish and Grown-ish star, Yara Shahidi. He also has a younger sibling named Ehsan. Sayeed and his siblings are cousins with the famous rapper Nas.
His sister, Yara also enjoys a thriving modelling and acting career. She is known for lending her voice and platform to various social causes. She was born on February 10, 2000, and appeared alongside her brother in the Alex Cross movie, as well as other films and television series like Black-ish and The First Family.
Facts About The Young Actor
1. Sayeed Shahidi is a well-respected child actor and he earns a lot for his appearances. He makes about $15,000-$20,000 on every episode that he appears in.
2. He appears to be dating the child actress Storm Reid and his #HoCoProPo romantic date request made the rounds for a while because of how cute and perfect it was.
3. The actor is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 55 kg (121 pounds).
4. Sayeed is currently estimated to have a net worth of $800,000, most of which has come from his acting endeavours.