February 14, 2003 |
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Life and work
Shahidi was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to a mixed African-American and Native Choctaw mother, Keri Salter Shahidi, and an Iranian-American father, Afshin Shahidi. He lived in St. Paul, Minnesota until age two, then moved to Glendale, California. Shahidi is an Iranian name meaning "Blessing". He is the middle child in the family and is the brother of actress Yara Shahidi. He also has a younger brother, Ehsan.
Sayeed Shahidi has been in a few projects with his sister Yara Shahidi including; starring in the crime thriller movie Alex Cross as Damon Cross, the television series The First Family and on the comedy television series Black-ish as Adonis Culpepper (Season 2, Episode 17).
|2016–2017||Switched at Birth||Will Bishop||Television|||
|2016||Uncle Buck||Miles Russell||Television||In eight episodes.|
|2016||Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie||Kid 3||Made for Television Movie|
|2012||Alex Cross (film)||Damon Cross||Film|
|2012–2013||The First Family||Lucas Johnson||Television||In twenty two episodes.|
|2011||Desperate Housewives (season 7)||Charlie James||Television||In three episodes in season 7.|
|2010–2011||The Event||David Martinez||Television|
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Born to an Iranian father, Afshin Shahidi, and a mother of mixed African-American and Native Choctaw heritage, Keri Salter...
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