Sarah Shahi Biography

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Sarah Shahi is a sensational Iranian-American actress who gained widespread recognition for playing several roles in television shows. She was already famous but now getting attention for playing the lusty role of Billie Connelly in Netflix’s Sex/Life. Apart from this, she is widely known for her playing the roles of Carmen de la Pica Morales, Kate Reed and Sameen Shaw in Television shows The L Word, Fairly Legal, and Person of Interest respectively.

Early Life

She was born on 10th January 1980 in Euless, Texas, and spent her major days of childhood raising there. Her father Abbas Jahansouz Shahi is an Iranian whereas her mother Mah Monir belongs to Spanish ancestry. The entire Shahi family moved out from Iran two years before Islamic Revolution or Iranian Revolution started. Talking about her siblings then she has one older brother Cyrus while Samantha, her sister is younger than her.

If we take a look at her educational background then she attended Trinity High School. During her high school days, she was more interested in sports and was captain of the volleyball as well as basketball teams. For her graduation, she went to Southern Methodist University and majored in English and Theater. Still being a university student, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and also won Miss Fort Worth pageant in 1997.

Sarah Shahi Career

Sarah commenced her professional acting career from modeling in her teens and worked as a cheerleader in NFL. She joined Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad and gained attention to become the cover girl of the “Squad’s 2000” calendar. Maxim magazine placed her in 2005 in 90th place in its “2005 Hot 100” ranking, while the following year she ranked at 66th place in the “2006 Hot 100. However, she was destined for acting thus, she shifted to Los Angeles in hope of getting some work in Hollywood.

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During her early acting career, she played guest roles in several popular television series. Her first appearance came in an episode of Spin City and later also appeared in Boston Public, Frasier, Dawson’s Creek, ER, Supernatural, and The Sopranos. Sarah landed her first notable role in 2001 in the first season of Alias, alongside a still little-known Bradley Cooper. She rose to fame in 2004, when she joined the permanent cast of The L Word series.

Rise to Fame

From 2007 to 2009 she was then co-star in the Life series with Damian Lewis, as the LAPD detective Dani Reese; in the same year she joined as a secondary role, in the film Crossing Over. In 2011, she was cast in the film “I Don’t Know How Does She Does It, also getting her first starring role, that of protagonist Kate Reed in the legal drama Fairly Legal. She continued to play the same character for two seasons which garnered her so much fame and attention. The following year she participated on the big screen in Jimmy Bobo – Bullet to the Head and also played a recurring role in the Chicago Fire series.

From 2013 to 2016 she showed her versatility in the character of Sameen Shaw in Person of Interest. After that in 2019, she joined the show “City On A Hill” in a recurring role of Rachel Berman. Her most recent work gained her so much fame in the sexy role of Billie Connelly in Netflix’s Sex/Life. Talking about her upcoming projects than she will be playing the role of Isis in DC’s Black Adam which is still in the production phase.

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Sarah Shahi Biography

Real Name Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi
Birth Date January 10, 1980
Age (as of 2021) 41 Years
Birth Place Euless, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimeters – 160 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 54 kg  –  in Pounds –  119 lbs
Body Measurements 34-24-35
Bra Size 34B
Waist Size 24 Inches
Hips Size 35 Inches
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Abbas Jahansouz Shahi
Mother Mah Monir Soroush Azar
Sister Samantha Shahi
Brother Cyrus Shahi


School Trinity High School
College Southern Methodist University

Relationship Status

Marital Status in relation
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Boyfriend Adam Demos, Steve Howey (Ex-husband)
Children Three (Knox Blue Howey, William Wolf Howey, Violet Moon Howey)

Personal Life

If we take a look at her dating life then it contains some rough patches and some happy memories as well. She tied a knot with American actor Steve Howey in 2009 and blessed with a first child in July 2009. Later in March 2015, the couple welcomed twins a daughter, and a son at-home water birth. Although, they filed for divorce in May 2020 and parted ways in January 2021. Currently, she is enjoying dating life with fellow Sex\Life costar Adam Demos.

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Sarah Shahi Net Worth

Sarah is associated with the showbiz industry for quite a long and also worked as a cheerleader in the initial phase of her career. As per the reports from reliable sources, she has accumulated around $3 million of net worth thanks to her flourishing acting career. A major source of her income is her acting definitely and her passion for acting and charming smile would also attracted some endorsement deals as well.


  • Her father was working at the American embassy in Iran.
  • At the time when last Shah’s regime collapsed, her father was sentenced to be executed but somehow he managed to flee from the country.
  • Robert Altman recognized her talent and encouraged her to try out her luck at acting.
  • Maxim Magazine placed Sarah at 90th place in the Hot 100 of 2005 and the next year she reached 66th place at advanced to 36th place in 2012.
  • Sarah also got featured on Maxim’s 2012 TV’s Hottest Girl’s Issue in October 2012.

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