Who is Cairo Zion?
Age 17 Height 5’9″ Size M/L
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Cairo Zion is a SAG AFTRA-e teen actor, model, and athlete. But, he is most known for his athletic ability, and uncanny balance.
Besides being a competitor on the popular TV show, American Ninja Warrior Jr, he is also known for doing extreme sports such as surfing, skimboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, unicycle stunts and freeline skates. He was dubbed an athletic “prodigy,” by Whistle Sports, who filmed the mini-documentary “No Days Off,” about his abilities.
Cairo earned the title of Costa Rican Grom of the Year for Skimboarding, and he was the lead in a comedic series by “Got Milk,” featuring Spice Adams. He also landed print campaigns with Puma & Champion, and music videos with artists Akon & Pedro Capo.
Diagnosed with dyslexia at age 7, he began making vlogs about his struggles and became very passionate about telling his story. His advocacy has reached classrooms as far as India and Costa Rica. Because of this, Cairo was highlighted at the Asia Pacific Dyslexia Forum 2021 in Japan.
These accomplishments, led to Cairo being the recipient of the 2022 Global Child Prodigy Award in Dubai. The prestigious event celebrates “gifted and talented” kids from around the world. Its host, Royal family member Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, heads the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development.
While athletics helped create a name for himself, acting is his true passion. In 2022 alone, Cairo was the lead in the Netflix sponsored short film Sunflower Girl, and the feature film, Wheelie’s Inc. along with several commercial/print ads. In early 2023, he played Finn in the comedic short film, Love Eternal.
Cairo’s background is very diverse. His heritage is a mix of European, Puerto Rican, West African, and even Native American (Comanche, and Taino). His step-father is Sikh from New Delhi, so he has been raised closely with the traditions of India, as well.
He currently lives in the Tampa Bay area, but he was born in New York City’s west village, to parents who instilled a passion for travel at a very young age. Cairo has traveled extensively; but his heart lies in the “off the beaten path” areas of Costa Rica, Rishikesh India, and Dubai UAE.
Film, Commercial, Voice Over, Stunts
Surfer, Skimboarder, Skateboarder, Wheelie Bike, Ninja, Unicycle stunts, Wakesurf, Wakeboard obstacles, Parkour, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Best Known For
American Ninja Warrior Jr.
Whistle Sports “No Days Off”
Akon “Ain’t No Peace”
Got Milk “I Could Do That”
Alex Multiversa Guest Star
Global Child Prodigy Award Winner