#FlashbackFriday: Yara Shahidi Before She Became Grown-ish

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Actress Yara Shahidi attends the "My Week With Marilyn" special screening during AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi at The Roosevelt Hotel on November 6, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

#FlashbackFriday: Yara Shahidi Before She Became Grown-ish

See the 17 year-old actress' throwback moments!

Published January 19th

Yara Shahidi is now starring in the spin-off series, Grown-ish, as her Black-ish character Zoey Johnson. But only hardcore Yara fans will remember the now-17-year-old actress as a young Olivia Pope on Scandal. Yes, that was her!

She's actually been modeling and acting since she was a toddler and her off-screen roles included a stint as flower girl in her cousin Nas' wedding. The Yara we know today is undeniably gorgeous, but back in the '00s, Yara was ADORABLE.

See some of Yara's best throwbacks below:

  1. Queen Status
  2. Sassy Yara

    ⚡️Lil' Yara #worldafroday⚡️ 📸 @afshinashahidi

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  3. flower girl

    😍😍😍😍

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  4. Young Yara
  5. She Gets It From Her Mama
  6. Cool Kid
  7. Baby Yara

    Little Yara feat. @cheerios on my chin ⭐️ #tb

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  8. day ones

    /Me + My day ones/

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  9. big sis duty

    Always smiling while on Big sis duty 👶🏽

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  10. Pretty In Pink

    Lil Yara 🌺 📸 @afshineee

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  11. BFFS

    🎶 you my right hand, you my go to 🎶 #fbf. #fam

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  12. Right Hand

    Me and my right hand/ best friend/ brother ❤️️

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  13. Mommy's Little Girl
  14. Cheesin'

    ✨happiness✨

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  15. Fam Bam

    #tbt with mi familia 💕

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  16. model status

    #tbt 🦄. 📸 @afshineee

    A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  17. Cold Like Minnesota
  18. Stank face

    #tbt

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Written by Brianna Allen

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

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