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Walking the Emmys Red Carpet with @yarashahidi

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Acting runs in the family for 17-year-old Yara Shahidi (@yarashahidi). “My mom is a commercial actress, so for most of my childhood I worked on commercials with her,” says Yara. “It was always like a playdate with one of my favorite people, so it never felt like work. That’s how I fell in love with acting.”

Fast-forward to today, and the young star of “Black-ish” is still honing her performance chops as she makes her second appearance at the Emmy Awards. “It’s a busy time on the carpet, but that’s overshadowed by seeing friends!” says Yara. “I’m excited to celebrate our TV community. We put in a lot of hours and dedicate a lot of time to create programming, so it’s fun to sit with everyone and just take a moment to smile.”

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Yara Shahidi at the Emmys Studio
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