Co-stars in ABC sitcom "Black-ish."
Plays young Kerry Washington in "Scandal" (ABC, 2012-)
Appeared in the action thriller "Salt," starring Angelina Jolie in the title role as a CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy
Makes big-screen debut as Eddie Murphy's daughter in "Imagine That"
Shahidi has a black belt in the martial art form, Tang Soo Do.
Shahidi is second cousin to hip-hop icon Nas and lists his 2012 album, Life Is Good, as one of her all-time favorites.