She was one of fifteen women selected to appear on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue , by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Views Read Edit View history. Shahidi's activism was noticed by former first lady Michelle Obama , who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University. She is the older sister of child actor and model Sayeed Shahidi and they have a younger brother, Ehsan. Zoey, the Johnson's eldest daughter, is played by a sixteen-year-old, Iranian-American actress. ABC announced in that Shahidi would be headlining a Black-ish spinoff, titled Grown-ish , on its sister network Freeform.