|Date of Birth||January 10, 1980|
|Origin||Euless, Texas, U.S.|
Sarah Shahi plays Samantha Shaw.
Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi (born January 10, 1980) is an American actress and a former NFL cheerleader. Born in Texas, her father is Iranian and her mother is from Spain. She has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister. Her father's family left Iran before the fall of the Shah. Shahi adopted the name Sarah as a child.
Shahi attended Southern Methodist University as an English and theater major before joining the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad for the 1999-2000 football season. A meeting with director Robert Altman lead to her decision to move to Hollywood.
Shahi is previously known for playing the role of Kate Reed in the USA network legal drama Fairly Legal. She was also noted for her earlier work in supporting roles both in The L Word, and Life.
- Now part of regular cast.