The Life and Career of Shai Moss: Age, Height, Parents, Movies

April 18, 2024
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Who is Shai Moss?

American actress, model, singer and social media personality Shai Moss, was born under the zodiac sign Taurus on 27 April 2011 in the USA. Shai’s appeared in only two TV series and no movies, and is perhaps known best for playing Payton Harlow in the 2021 comedy series “We Got This”, which starred Leff Leach, Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson and Torrei Hart, and follows the lives of several best friends; the series was cancelled after having aired only a single episode due to bad ratings.

Shai’s recently finished shooting for the upcoming film “A Screenshot to Santa”, which will also be her film debut; she’ll be starring as Nina Ferguson alongside Tony Rock and Essence Atkins, and the film will be about a family of four on Christmas.

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Early life and education

Shai’s being raised in Los Angeles, California alongside her younger half-brother Hendrix Wilburn, by their mother Joie Chavis, who’s an American dancer and social media personality, and Shai’s father Shad Gregory Moss aka Bow Wow, who’s a famous American rapper and actor; Hendrix’s father is American rapper Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, aka Future.

Shai became interested in acting mostly because her father occasionally took her to his movie sets, and she was 10 when she made her debut TV series appearance, portraying a supporting character in the 2021 episode “Make-A-Mutt” of the family comedy series “Side Hustle”, created by David Malkoff, and which starred Jayden Bartels, Mitchell Berg and Jules LeBlanc. It follows best friends Presley and Lex as they have to find money to fix a boat which they’ve accidentally destroyed, and the series was nominated for two awards.

Shai’s currently attending a local elementary school in Los Angeles, and should be progressing to high school in 2025.


Friends and boyfriend

Most of Shai and her father’s fans believe that the girl’s still too young to be dating, however, some believe that she has a crush on her school friend as they’ve claimed to have seen Shai and the boy holding hands, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

She’s a highly friendly girl and finds it easy to get along with her peers, as well as with those older than her as she’s made many friends on the set of the series’ that she’s appeared in; some of Shai’s friends can be seen featured in her Instagram pictures and videos.


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Interesting facts and hobbies

Shai’s followed by more than 500,000 people on Instagram, and 39 pictures and videos have been uploaded onto her account, monitored by her mother because of the dangers lurking on the internet. Most of Shai’s content features her during her everyday life, whether she’s spending time with her mother, taking dance lessons, or celebrating birthdays.

She’s already become interested in fashion, and enjoys reading magazines with her mother.

Shai’s biggest wish is to have a pet dog but it’s believed that her mother doesn’t allow it.

She likes to listen to music and her favorite two singers are Rihanna and Ariana Grande.

One of Shai’s favorite actors is Will Smith, and some of her favorite films are “Spies in Disguise”, “Aladdin” and “After Earth”.


Net worth, age and height

Shai’s age is 12. She’s 4ft 5ins (1.34m) tall, weighs around 65lbs (30kgs) and has brown eyes and hair.

Her father Bow Wow’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million as of January 2024.

Who is her father Bow Wow?

American rapper and actor Shad Gregory Moss – aka Bow Wow – was born under the zodiac sign Pisces on 9 March 1987, in Columbus, Ohio USA. He was discovered by famous American rapper and actor Snoop Dogg in the second half of the ‘90s, and later signed a contract with So So Def Recordings; Bow Wow was only 13 in 2000, when he launched his career as a rapper by releasing his debut album “Beware of Dog”.

He was raised in Columbus alongside his sister Erica Caldwell, by their father Alfonso Preston Moss and mother Teresa Rena Caldwell (nee Jones). He was only three years old when he became interested in rap music, and six when he started rapping under the name ‘Kid Gangsta’; Bow Wow was mostly into listening to N. W. A. during those years. He was also six when he performed in front of a crowd at a concert in Los Angeles; Snoop Dogg listened to him rapping and gave him his stage name ‘Lil’ Bow Wow’, which he eventually changed to Bow Wow.

His debut album “Beware of Dog” featured the hit single “Bounce with Me”, which showcased his impressive lyrical skills; the success of “Beware of Dog” established Bow Wow as one of the best young rappers.

In 2002, he released his second album “Doggy Bag”, which showed that Bow Wow was destined to succeed in the rap industry; the album featured collaborations with artists Jagged Edge and Jermaine Dupri, and the lead single “Take Ya Home” received positive reviews.


As Bow Wow matured, so did his music; he released the album “Unleashed” in 2003, and then removed ‘Lil’ from his stage name. This marked a significant step in his career, as he aimed to distance himself from the child star image and establish himself as a serious rapper; the album featured songs such as “Let’s Get Down” with Birdman, and “My Baby” featuring Jagged Edge.

Bow Wow released his new album “Wanted” in 2005; it featured collaboration with Ciara on the hit single “Like You”, which became a chart-topping success. His sixth studio album “The Price of Fame” was released in 2006, and explored themes of the challenges and pressures that come with fame and success. Despite receiving mixed reviews, it spawned several popular songs, including “Outta My System” featuring T-Pain and Johntá Austin.

Bow Wow continued to release music, including his album “New Jack City II” in 2009, and he then revealed that he was working on his new album “Underrated”; the album’s release kept being postponed every year, and still hasn’t been released to this day. Bow Wow revealed on 7 August 2016 that he would retire from rapping, and was working on releasing one final album before leaving the music industry, but the album hasn’t been released as of January 2024.

Martha Clifford

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