Yara Shahidi is just one of the 25 actors, musicians and activists Rolling Stone thinks will change the world. The “Black-ish” star has been very vocal about her support of the Black Lives Matter movement and her role model status even helped get her a recommendation letter to college from Michelle Obama.
“There is a lot of pressure on many young actors to make that decision of acting or going to school,” Yara says. Luckily for “Black-ish” fans, the young actress will be attending one of the eight colleges she was accepted to and acting in her new series. “I like to think I know a lot, but I don’t. I’m motivated to learn more. At the crux of [my major], at the crux of acting and at the crux of everything I do is a desire to understand humans – [and to become] active in a way that touches anybody or even activates anybody.”
See who else made the 25 Under 25 list here.
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