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Sayeed Shahidi is an American teen actor who was born in Minneapolis, February 14, 2003, his theatrical debut came in the Samuel Jackson film Unthinkable (2010) but several years before that he appeared in the short film "Till Death" (2004) as 'Johnny' he is the brother of actress Yara Shahidi.

Sayeed is also well known as Bill in ABC’s In the Motherhood and playing 'David Martinez' the son of actor Blair Underwood in the series The Event. Other TV roles include guest appearances on "Samantha Who?" (2008), 'Til Death and "100 Questions" both in 2010, a brief recurring role on Desperate Housewives, guest spots on "Pair of Kings" and "Happy Endings" in 2011. He also appeared in the TV movies "Bless This Mess" (2009) and Rip City (2011).

Recent TV work includes the voice of 'Donny McStuffins' on the series Doc McStuffins (2011-12) and guest roles on "House" (2012) and a cast regular on The First Family (2012). Sayeed also has guest-starred on the series "Intelligence" (2014).  Sayeed also played the reccuring role of Will Bishop on the series "Switched at Birth," he recently made an appearance on the show in April 2017 after an almost two year absence. He also made guest appearances on "Code Black" (2015), "Just Add Magic" (2016) and "Black-ish" (2016). He is also a series regular on the series "Uncle Buck" (2016) and appeared on the TV movie Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie. Sayeed will be seen next on the made for TV movie "Libby and Malcolm" (2017) as Cassius, where a pair of political pundits from opposite sides fall in love and start a family together. It is the pilot for the proposed series of the same name.

Other theatrical work besides "Unthinkable" includes "The Last Fall" (2012) and Alex Cross (2012) where he plays 'Damon Cross' the film stars Tyler Perry in the title role, he also gets once more to work with his sister Yara in the film. He also played Finn in the short "The Sand Box" and Byron in the video short "African Booty Scratcher" both in 2016.

Sayeed has also done numerous commercials as well as print work in campaigns such as Wal-Mart, Forever 21, US Census, Tropicana and Subway.