Sayeed Shahidi

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Sayeed Shahidi
Born (2003-02-14) February 14, 2003 (age 16)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
OccupationActor, model
RelativesYara Shahidi (sister)
Nas (cousin)

Sayeed Shahidi (born February 14, 2003) is an American child actor and model.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Shahidi was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to mixed African American and Native Choctaw[2] mother Keri Salter Shahidi and Iranian American father Afshin Shahidi.[2] He lived in St. Paul, Minnesota until age two, then moved to Glendale, California.[3] Sayeed is an Iranian name meaning "Blessing"[4] or "Blessed". He is the middle child in the family and is the brother of actress Yara Shahidi. He also has a younger brother, Ehsan.[4]

He also starred as the character Miles Russell in the 2016 television series, Uncle Buck.[3] He also has a recurring role as the character Will in ABC's television series, Switched at Birth.[5]

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).[6][7]


Year Name Role Type Notes
2016–2017 Switched at Birth Will Bishop Television [5]
2016 Uncle Buck Miles Russell Television In eight episodes.[3]
2016 Black-ish Adonis Culpepper Television [7]
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.[8]
2011 Desperate Housewives (season 7) Charlie James Television In three episodes in season 7, I'm Still Here (Desperate Housewives).
2010–2011 The Event David Martinez Television


  1. ^ "Sayeed Shahidi". Young Black Stars. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. ^ a b "Yara Shahidi, the Iranian-American Star of 'Black-ish,' Is Breaking Stereotypes On & Off Screen". Muftah. 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2017-06-20. Born to Iranian father, Afshin Shahidi and mother of mixed African American and Native Choctaw heritage, Keri Salter...
  3. ^ a b c JcAden, Jessica (2016-06-23). "Sayeed Shahidi talks about ABC's 'Uncle Buck'". Los Angeles Wave. Los Angeles Wave. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  4. ^ a b "C.J.: Mother of Minneapolis-born "Black-ish" star is having a good day when there's no eye twitch". Star Tribune Minnesota. StarTribune. Retrieved 2016-07-15. Sayeed, 11, [who like his sister was born in Minneapolis] means “Blessing.”
  5. ^ a b "Sayeed Shahidi". Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  6. ^ "Sayeed Shahidi". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  7. ^ a b Ferguson, LaToya. "After providing "Hope," Black-ish goes 30 For 30". TV Club. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  8. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2017). Encyclopedia of Television Shows: A Comprehensive Supplement, 2011–2016. McFarland. ISBN 1476630941.

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