Sarah Shahi is an American actress and former model of Iranian and Spanish descent who starred Billie Connelly in the drama, Sex/Life
Sarah Shahi Biography
Sarah Shahi is an American actress and former model of Iranian and Spanish descent who starred as Carmen on The L Word in 2005, Kate Reed in the USA Network’s Fairly Legal, and Sameen Shaw on the CBS’s crime drama Person of Interest. She studied karate during her youth and became a 1st dan black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate.
Sarah Shahi Education
Shahi attended Southern Methodist University after completing her high school studies at Trinity High School. During her time there, she served as a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She attained the Miss Fort Worth pageant in 1997.
Sarah Shahi Career
Shahi starred as Carmen on The L Word in 2005, Kate Reed in the USA Network’s Fairly Legal, and Sameen Shaw on the CBS’s crime drama Person of Interest. She studied karate during her youth and became a 1st dan black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate.
Shahi has made appearances in the main role of Det. Dani Reese in Life and in the supporting role in Alias. In 2018, she starred in Reverie and starred in the recurring role in City on a Hillon Showtime. Also, she starred in 7 episodes of The Rookie as romantic interest Jessica Russo. From 1999 to 2000, she joined the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad even though she had not cheered before.
Sarah Shahi Age
Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouzshahi on January 10, 1980. She is 43 years old as of 2023.
Sarah Shahi Height
Shahi stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 3 inches
Sarah Shahi Family
Shahi was born to Abbas Jahansouzshahi and Mahmonir Soroushazar. Mahmonir works as an interior designer. Abbas and Mahmonir divorced when Shahi was 10 years old. Her father is Iranian while her mother is Spanish.
Her father’s family left Iran two years following the Iranian Revolution. He worked at the American embassy in Iran. However, he was vilified for execution when the last Shah’s regime crumbled in 1979. Fortunately, he was able to flee the country.
Her mother was born in Spain to a Spanish mother and an Iranian father. Further, she has a brother named Cyrus and a younger sister named Samantha. Samantha worked as a production assistant. At the request of her father, she e grew up speaking Persian along with English.
When she was 8, her parents started enrolling in her beauty pageants. Her birth name Aahoo means gazelle. However, she started using the name Sarah while in second grade when she was bullied for her Persian name. She chose the name after hearing a song dubbed “Sarah.”
Sarah Shahi Husband
Shahi is in a relationship with Australian actor, Adam Demos since 2020. They met on the set of Sex/Life.
Did Shahi and Demos Split?
Shahi and Demos did not split. They are still together since 2020.
Shahi married her husband, Steve Howey on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. He popped the big question in June 2007. Her son was born in July 2009 during an at-home water birth. He is 14 years old as of 2023. In January 2015, she made an announcement about her twin pregnancy.
In March 2015, her son and daughter were born during another home birth. They are 8 years old as of 2023. However, they filed for a divorce in May 2020 and finalized their divorce in January 2021.
Sarah Shahi Net Worth
Shahi has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being an actress.
Sarah Shahi Ethnicity
Shahi is of Iranian and Spanish descent.
Sarah Shahi Weight Loss
Shahi said that she worked with her trainer worked on “weight resistance training” coupled with eating nothing but chicken,fish, and vegetables. Reportedly, she lost 12 pounds in 2017 in a perios of 10 weeks.
Sarah Shahi Lawsuit
Shahi and her ex-husband, Howey, were sued by their former nanny for sexual harassment and religious discrimination in 2016. The nanny said that they mocked her Islamic customs of fasting and dress. Also, she said that Shahi showed her a lewd photograph and grabbed her backside and made a comment about her buttocks. However, the nanny asked for the dismissal of teh case in 2017.
Sarah Shahi Sex/Life
From 2021 to 2023, Shahi stars as Billie Connelly in the drama, Sex/Life. Billie is a previous Columbia University psychology Ph.D. candidate and housewife. She has two children and lives in an affluent suburban Connecticut community.
Suffering from a midlife calamity, she yearns for the fast-paced life she previously had with her ex-boyfriend, Brad. Later, her name is revealed to be Mann and ends up with a coveted happily ever after. However, she questions whether that is true happiness. She stars alongside;
- Adam Demos
- Mike Vogel
- Wallis Day
- Margaret Odette
- Darius Homayoun
- Li Jun Li
- Cleo Anthony
- Lauren Collins
- Hannah Galway
Sarah Shahi The L Word
From 2005 to 2009, she starred as Carmen de la Pica Morales in the television drama, The L Word for seasons 2 and 3. Morales is a lesbian who has had one-night stands with Shane McCutcheon and dated Jenny Schecter. She is the daughter of Mercedes Morales and niece of Begonia Morales.
Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz
Shahi starred as Adrianna Tomaz in D.C.’s Black Adam. Tomaz is a Kahndaqi professor and freedom fighter.
Sarah Shahi Instagram
Shahi is active on Instagram and has over 1.6M followers adn over 800 posts. Click Here to view her Instagram account.
Sarah Shahi Movies and TV Shows
During her career, she has starred in a number of movies and TV shows such as
- Dr. T and the Women
- Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
- For Your Consideration
- Shades of Ray
- I Don’t Know How She Does It
- Bullet to the Head
- Fairly Legal
- Chicago Fire
- Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special
- The Rookie