Shahadi Wright Joseph - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 28, 2022

Shahadi Wright Joseph
Profession: Actress, Singer, Dancer
Best Known For: The Lion King, Us (films)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $450K

Personal Details

Born on : April 29, 2005 (age 18)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Shahadi Assata Wright Joseph
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Kevin Joseph
Mother's Name: Dina Wright Joseph
Siblings: 1

Sundari Wright Joseph (sister)

Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.55 meter (5 feet 1 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark brown
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hip Size: N/A
Bra Size: N/A
Cup Size: N/A

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Who is Shahadi Wright Joseph?

Shahadi Wright Joseph is an actress, dancer, and singer.

Shahadi Wright Joseph – Age, Parents, Siblings

Born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on April 29, 2005, as Shahadi Assata Wright Joseph, Shahadi Wright Joseph is a young stage actress. She was born to her father Kevin Joseph, co-founder of Brooklyn dance studio Purelements: An Evolution in Dance and her mother Dina Wright Joseph was a student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Martha Graham School. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling- a sister named Sundari Wright Joseph.

Shahadi Wright Joseph with her mother (left), with her father and sister (right) (Image: Instagram - posted July 2022)

Education, Ethnicity

As for education, we believe that Joseph is in school and will soon be joining high school. Like all teenagers, she loves to hang out with friends while also juggling time for acting, home assignments, etc. 

Due to her tight schedule, the possibility of her being home-schooled is also present at large. Her ethnicity is African-American.

Shahadi Wright Joseph – Boyfriend, Relationship

Considering that Wright is still a very young girl, we assume that she is single, without a boyfriend. But as she grows up, we are certain she will begin to date.

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Shahadi Wright Joseph – Career

Before fame

Before fame, Shahadi Wright Joseph worked as a model for Fisher Price. So, she started her acting career with a modeling career and also at a very young age.

Way before her modeling days, when she was 2 years old, she took dance classes with Purelements: An evolution in dance. She also trained to dance from A Class Act in New York City.

Films, Series

As Shahadi Wright Joseph is only in her early teens, she has worked on only a few projects. Her name pops up in only a few movies and series including The Lion King (2019) as young Nala, in The School of Rock as a Madison, as Little Inez in Hairspray Live (2016), and in the horror film Us (2019).

In addition to being an actress and a dancer, she is also a singer and signed into The New Record Label. In November 2016, she released a mini holiday EP.

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Credit: Amsterdam Times (Shahadi Wright Joseph with her co-stars in Us )

Worked with

On Us, she has worked with Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. 

In the movie Hairspray Live, Joseph acted alongside Darren Criss, Andrea Martin, Sean Hayes, Martin Short, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, and Harvey Fierstein. 

While acting in The School of Rock, she starred with actors such as Rebecca Julia Brown, Kevin Alexander Clark, Caitlin Hale, Joey Gaydos Jr., Aleisha Allen, Robert Tsai, Maryam Hassan, and Adam Pascal. While working in The School of Rock, she was an understudy for Tomika.

In the remake of The Lion King, Joseph has lent her voice alongside Eric Andre, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Amy Sedaris, John Oliver, and Florence Kasumba.

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Credit: Culturess (Shahadi Wright Joseph)

Shahadi Wright Joseph – Awards, Nominations

For her roles in The School of Rock, she was awarded the Audelco Rising Star Award in 2016. Moreover, she was awarded for her excellent acting by the Audelco Theater Committee.

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Shahadi Wright Joseph – Net Worth, Salary

As for her net worth, it is estimated to be $450,000 while the figure for her annual salary is unknown.

Shahadi Wright Joseph – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

As for social media, she is active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Her social media accounts are actually managed by her parents.

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