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Black-Ish star Yara Shahidi to attend prestigious university

BLACK GIRLS ROCK: Yara Shahidi

ACTRESS YARA Shahidi announced which college she'll be attending after being accepted into every school she applied for.

The Black-Ish star made the announcement on Instagram, revealing that she'll be attending Harvard University.

In addition to this exciting news, the 17-year-old will also be classmates with Malia Obama, who’s currently interning with the Harvey Weinstein Company in New York City. Obama’s mother, former First Lady Michelle Obama, even wrote Shahidi’s letter of recommendation.


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Yara Shahidi's Instagram

“She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” the rising actress said of Mrs. Obama (a Harvard Law alum) in a past interview with W Magazine.

Before starting her studies at Harvard Shahidi will launch her Black-ish spin-off show, which follows her character, Zoey Johnson, into college.

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