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Actress, model and former NFL Cheerleader Sarah Shahi picture(s) (pic) and photo gallery.
Birth name: Aahoo Jahansouzshahi.
Born: January 10, 1980 Euless, Texas, USA.
Height: 5' 3" (1.60 m).
Also known as: Sarah Shahi.
Sarah Shahi biography (bio):
Aahoo Jahansouzshahi, also known as Sarah Shahi is an American actress, model and former NFL Cheerleader of Iranian and Spanish descent, a descendent of 19th century Iranian Shah Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar. Shahi was named #90 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list; she moved up to #66 in 2006.
Shahi started her career as a beauty queen during her teen years. She won the Miss Fort Worth USA pageant in 1997. After studying opera, she joined the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders 1999-2000 squad. She appeared on the cover of their 2000 calendar.
While working as an extra on the set of Dr. T and the Women, she met director Robert Altman, who encouraged her to move to Hollywood. Sarah then packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles. Once in L.A., she got various recurrent roles in several famous series, such as Alias, where she played Jenny, and Dawson's Creek, where she was Sadia Shaw. Shahi was also the first ghost in Supernatural, the CW drama series.
She is best known for her starring role as the Mexican-American DJ Carmen de la Pica Morales in the Showtime drama television series The L Word, which she joined in its second season.
She also appeared in HBO's The Sopranos, in the Season 6b episode "Kennedy and Heidi," as Sonya Aragon, a stripper and college student who spends a weekend with Tony after a death in his family. In the episode, Shahi's character helps Tony have a profound life changing experience through illegal drug use, which includes smoking marijuana and taking peyote buttons.
Sarah speaks English, Persian, and some Spanish, and has a Brown belt in Karate.