Sarah Shahi - biography

Actor from United States of America

Sarah Shahi Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi ( /ˈʃɑːhiː/) (born January 10, 1980) is an American actress and a former NFL Cheerleader. She is probably best known for starring in The L Word as Carmen de la Pica Morales and in Life as Detective Dani Reese. In 2011, she began playing the role of Kate Reed in the legal drama Fairly Legal on the USA Network. Sarah Shahi was born and grew up in Euless, Texas. She has an Iranian father, Abbas Shahi, and a Spanish mother, known as Mahmonir, who was an interior designer. Her father's family left their homeland two years before the Iranian Revolution. Her birthname, Aahoo (Persian: آهو‎), means "gazelle" in Persian. Shahi adopted Sarah as her name in second grade after hearing the song "Sarah" because she was "tormented" by other children. At her father's behest she grew up speaking Persian, as well as English. Shahi's parents began entering her in beauty pageants at the age of eight. Her parents divorced when she was 10. Shahi attended Trinity High School, where she was captain of the volleyball and basketball teams, and Dallas' Southern Methodist University, majoring in English and Theater. Shahi won the Miss Fort Worth USA pageant in 1997; hoping to  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi,Sara Shahi,Sarah Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi,Aahoo,Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi
Date of birth
1980-01-10
Place of birth
Euless
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Mahmonir, Abbas Shahi
Spouse(s)
Steve Howey
Children
William Wolf Howey
Siblings
Samantha Shahi Cyrus Shahi
Profession
Actor, Model

Education

Institution From To
Trinity High School
Southern Methodist University

Performances

Year Performance Character
2013 Bullet to the Head Lisa Bobo
2012 Static Addie Dade
2011 I Don't Know How She Does It
2011 The Trouble with Bliss Hattie Skunk / Hattie Rockworth
2008 Shades of Ray Sana Khaliq
2007 AmericanEast Salwah
2006 The Dog Problem Candy
2006 For Your Consideration Sanchez
2005 A Lot Like Love Starlet

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