Sarah Shahi - Updated Jun 2024

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Euless, United States
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Euless, United States

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi is a famous actress and model who got the role of Carmen in the 2005 TV series, “The L Word”. Sarah was also present in “Fairly Legal” from 2011 to 2012 and on, “Person of Interest” from 2012 to 2016.

Early Life

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouzshahi an American citizen. Sarah’s birthdate is 10th January 1980 and her birthplace is Euless, Texas, the U.S.

Likewise, her age is forty-four years old and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. The name of her parents is Abbas Jahansouzshahi and Mahmonir Soroushazar.

Her mother was an interior designer who divorced at the age of 10 years. Her father is from Iran and shifted from there with his family 2 years before the Iranian Revolution.

In Iran, he was serving at the American embassy. On the other side, her mother is from Spain.

The actress has a big brother, Cyrus, and a small sister, Samantha, a production assistant. The meaning of her birth name, Aahoo is ‘gazelle’ in Persian.

She adopted her name when she was in 2nd grade after a song, “Sarah” as she was “distressed” by other kids about her real name.

Living under her father’s command, she has been speaking Persian. At the age of 8, her parents started taking her to beauty pageants.


Regarding her education, Sarah Shahi first went to Trinity High School. There Sarah was captain of the volleyball and also basketball teams.

Then, the actress joined Southern Methodist University where she majored in English and Theater. At that time, she was also a part of Alpha Chi Omega. In 1997, she was the winner of the Miss Fort Worth pageant.

Approaching her acting dream, she got into the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders team from 1999 to 2000. Before this, she never did cheerleading. After that, she went to Los Angeles.

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Caption: Sarah with her mother when she was young (Source: Instagram)

Sarah Shahi – Net Worth 2024

Sarah has been making a whopping amount of money being a part of the entertainment industry.

According to recent research, the actress, Sarah has been making an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Her primary source of income is from his career as a TV actress, former model, and professional NFL cheerleader.

As for her salary, she earns about around $700,000 as of 2022. With her excessive amount of earnings, the former model has been living a peaceful, healthy, and happy life.

Relationship Status

Sarah Shahi has fallen in love several times and has many lovers too. She was once married to the actor, Steve Howey.

Their wedding took place on 7th February 2009, in Las Vegas. After that, the actress gave birth to their son in July 2009 at the time of at-home water birth.

She then went on to declare in January 2015 that ‘she was pregnant with twins’.

The twins (a daughter and a son) were born in March. However, the pair filed for their divorce in May 2020 which was completed in January 2021.

Recently, the actress has been dating the Australian actor, Adam Demos whom she got to know while working on filming, “Sex/Life”.

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Caption: Sarah Shahi with her boyfriend (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Coming to her body measurement, Sarah Shahi has a very slim body type with a beautiful face. She weighs around 53 kg or 116 lbs and has a good height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m.

Likewise, her chest size is 34, her waist size is 24 inches and her hips size is 35 inches. The beautiful actress eats healthy and follows a good routine regularly to keep herself in a decent situation.

Sarah has a medium complexion with a pair of brown eyes and medium-length dark brown hair. Moreover, the actress has been wearing a dress size of 2 US.

Career and Professional Life

When she was serving as a spare on Dr. T and the Women’s set in Texas, she got to meet director Robert Altman.

He motivated Sarah to transfer to Hollywood, where she got several characters to play in numerous series like Alias, Dawson’s Creek, Reba, and Supernatural.

In 2005, the actress got the role of DJ Carmen de la Pica Morales to act on the 2nd season of “The L Word”. It was a 2-year contract that did not get renewed after the final episode of the 4th season.

On the Maxim list of the “Hot 100 of 2005”, Shahi’s name was number 90 moving up to 66 in the year 2006 and then to 36 in the year 2012.

In October 2012, she was the face of Maxim’s 2012 ‘TV’s Hottest Girls’ Issue. Initially, in 2007, she was number 5 on the hotlist.

In the same year, the actress acted as Farah in the 2nd season of “Sleeper Cell”, and was present in HBO’s “The Sopranos”. She was a part of the Season 6b episode of “Kennedy and Heidi”.

There, she got the role of Sonya Aragon who was a stripper and college student, who spent a vacation with Tony after his family’s death. Still, in 2007, she got a minor character of Zoe to act in “Rush Hour 3”.

Sarah got her 1st stable main role as Dani Reese on 2007’s NBC series, “Life”, sharing the screen with Damian Lewis.

She also became a main character in the USA Network pilot, “Facing Kate” in October 2009. Her shooting began in November.

The show was about the life of Kate Reed. Kate Reed is the legal mediator who is upset with the bureaucracy and unfairness she witnesses in the lawful system.

Later, its title was changed to “Fairly Legal” and it ran just to 2nd season till November 2012. She got a recurring role on NBC’s show “Chicago Fire” in October 2012.


Sarah Shahi got the repetitive character of Sameen Shaw in “Person of Interest”. Her 1st appearance took place in the 2nd season episode “Relevance”, out in February 2013.

The CBS President, Nina Tassler declared in May 2013 that Sarah would be present regularly in the series for its 3rd season.

In 2012, she got the role of Sylvester Stallone’s daughter to act in the action movie, “Bullet to the Head”. She shared the screen with Jason Momoa with whom she again worked for the 2014 movie, “Road to Paloma”.

On the 7th January 2015, episode of “Person of Interest”, it was declared that she would be taking maternity leave.

Likewise, she got the role of Nancy Drew in February 2016 in a prearranged television series centered on the books. CBS handed on the series in May 2016.

In the same month, the actress continued being present in “Person of Interest” as Shaw. The show lasted till 21st June 2016.

In 2018, she was the face of the television series, “Reverie” which however got canceled after one season. In the following year, Shahi got the repetitive role of Rachel Behnam to act in Showtime’s “City On A Hill”.

Her character was an investigator for the district attorney. After that, she went in to film “Sex/Life” in August 2020. It is one of the famous Netflix series based on BB Easton’s book “44 Chapters About 4”.

In the series, Sarah acts as Billie, a housewife struggling to be a dedicated wife and mother when lured by a past flame and her carefree early life.

In October, the actress got the role of Isis to play in the approaching “Black Adam”, co-starring Dwayne Johnson and Pierce Brosnan.

Furthermore, she mastered karate when she was young turning to be the first dan black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate.

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Caption: Sarah Shahi at an event with her co-star (Source: Zimbio)

Sarah Shahi – Social Media

As for her presence on social media platforms, Sarah Shahi has been quite active there. Shahi is present on every platform like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

On Twitter, the actress has already gained 229.9 thousand followers as of 2022. Likewise, she has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 592 thousand followers on her Facebook account.

There Sarah Shahi uploads posts about her work and also wishes her close ones on special occasions. Moreover, her social media accounts are full of happy and exciting posts.