Know About Shahadi Wright Joseph; Age, Us, Instagram, Lion King, Height

Published Date: 18 Jul, 2019 Updated date: 18 Jul, 2019 By Celebs Podium

As The Lion King has now found a super-realistic big-screen remake, young actress Shahadi Wright Joseph has scripted her own journey. The starlet is set to be voicing Young Nala in the movie that hits the US theatres on 19 July 2019.

Shahadi Wright Joseph has already made a name for herself with her recognizable appearance in the 2019 horror-thriller, Us. The star-in-the-making is enjoying considerable stardom at this young age.

Shahadi Wright Joseph Bio: Age, Parents, Height

The 14-years-of-age actress was born with the name Shahadi Wright Joseph on 29 April 2005 in the United States. She is the youngest child of her African-American parents and has an older sister to give her a resounding company. Her parents are choreographers.


Shahadi wishes Mother’s Day to her mom on 13 May 2019 (Picture: Shahadi’s Instagram)

Shahadi stands tall at a decent height of 5 feet and 1 inch (1.5 m). She generated massive love for acting at a very young age. Subsequently, Shahadi started performing in the Broadway shows.

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Career: Us, The Lion King

Shahadi began her career as a model for Fisher-Price. Moreover, she took a dance class with Purelements: An evolution in dance at the age at the young age of two. Shahadi once auditioned for a school play in the third grade using actress Lupita Nyong’s Oscar speech.

When Shahida was 8-years-old, she woke up early in the morning and joined 700 other applicants in an open call to cast Young Nala in the long-running Broadway hit, The Lion King. Later on 1 November 2017, Shahida was chosen to reprise her role as Young Nala in the 2019 remake of the original ‘The Lion King’ film.


Shahadi Wright Joseph as Zora Wilson/ Umbrae on Us (Picture: IMDB)

Besides, Shahida is known for her work in the 2016 TV special, Hairspray Live! She also featured in the 2019 horror-mystery-thriller flick, Us. Shahida appeared as Zora Wilson/ Umbrae in the suspenseful movie written and directed by Jordan Peele.

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Shahida’s Awards, Net Worth

The promising actress was awarded the Audelcon Rising Star Award for her performance in Broadway’s School of Rock in 2016. Besides, she was awarded for her performance by the Audelco Theatre Committee as well. Shahadi earned 2019 Saturn Awards nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for her role on Us.  The award function is set to take place in September later this year.

As of now, the promising actress has an estimated net worth of $450K.

Some Interesting Facts About Shahadi Wright Joseph

  • She also trained to dance from A Class Act in New York City.
  • Shahida read for the dual roles of Zora and Umbrae in Us three times before being offered the part.
  • She has around 77.4K followers on her Instagram account.  
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