Sarah Shahi is an American actress, also best known for her appearance in the TV series Life. Daughter of an Iranian dad and Spanish mother, Shahi’s family urged her to foster her vision more than culture and district. From early on, she dreamed of becoming an actress. She started theatre when she was only eight and did theatre in school and college. A well-established film and TV entertainer today, Sarah launched her calling on an unassuming note.
She featured in various small parts in a few TV series and movies before getting a lead job in a TV sitcom. Her popularity is not simply limited to her acting abilities but is also the most sizzling actress in the business.
Sarah Shahi was recorded number 90 on the Maxim magazine ‘Hot 100 of 2005’ list, later climbing the steps to 66 of 2006 and 36 out of 2012. She graced the front of Maxim’s ‘television’s Hottest Girls’ Issue in its October 2012 release and number 5 on the AfterEllen.com hot rundown in 2007. Aside from being an actress, she is also a games supporter and filled in as an NFL team cheerleader before making her debut on camera. She also has a brown belt in Karate.
Youth and Early Life
Sarah has an elder sibling Cyrus and an older sister Samantha. Sarah was called Aahoo, which signifies ‘gazelle’ in Persian. She was in the 2nd grade when she chose to change her name to Sarah. She got her initial education from Trinity High School and later went to Southern Methodist University, studying English and Theatre. While at school, Sarah was extraordinary in sports. That is also when she decided she wanted to model and participated in pageant competitions when she was only eight. In 1997, she proceeded to win the Miss Fort Worth pageant.
Sarah Shahi wanted to turn into an actress and joined the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders group in 1999. The following year, she got on the front of the crew’s schedule. While filling in as an extra in ‘Dr. T and the Women’ in Texas, she reached out to director Robert Altman, who suggested moving to Hollywood. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she got supporting jobs in a few TV series, including ‘City Guys’, ‘Twist City, ‘Boston Public’, Off Center’, and so on.
Between 2001 and 2002, she tried out for the role- Jenny in the TV series ‘False name’ for seven scenes. She also made guest appearances in other renowned sitcoms, for example, ‘Dawson’s Creek’, ‘Reba’, ‘trauma center’, ‘Frasier’, ‘Century City’ and ‘Extraordinary’.
In 2003, her movie career took off as she got her initially acknowledged part as Erica in ‘Old School’. From that point on, she was highlighted in a ton of movies, for example, ‘A Lot Like Love’, ‘For Your Consideration, ‘Busy time 3’, ‘Shades of Ray’, ‘Getting Over’, ‘AmericanEast, etc. In 2005, she sacked the job of DJ Carmen de la Pica Morales in ‘The L Word’. Having signed a two-year contract, she played out her persona until 2007. In the interim, she took up some visitor roles in various TV series, including ‘Sleeper Cell’, HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Kennedy and Heidi’.
Sarah Shahi leaped forward in her work when she played out a lead job in the NBC TV series ‘Life’, co-featuring Damian Lewis. In it, she played the personality of murder criminal investigator Dani Reese. The series ran for two seasons before going behind closed doors.
In 2009, she had the lead job in the USA Network pilot, ‘Confronting Kate’, later known as ‘Genuinely Legal’. The show stopped after two seasons. In 2012, she featured as the love interest of Lt. Kelly Severide on the NBC show ‘Chicago Fire’. She then was included in Sameen Shaw’s Face to face of Interest’. While she showed up in season 2, from season 3, she turned into a consistent member of the show. Other than this, she did guest roles in scandalous TV series including ‘Significance’, ‘Beam Donovan’ and ‘Pitch’. Sarah Shahi likewise acted in the movies like ‘Static’ and ‘Bullet to Head’.
Career after her maternity break
Returning from her maternity break, she was given a role as notable analyst Nancy Drew in an arranged TV series extracted from the book series of a similar name. However, the show did not perform well on the screens. Simultaneously, she proceeded with her characters as Sameen Shaw on ‘Individual of Interest’ till the show finished in June 2016. Sarah Shahi stars in ‘Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special’ and NBC TV series ‘Dream’.
Marriage and Divorce
Sarah Shahi married actor Steve Howey on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas, US. The two had been dating each other for a very long time and were officially dating for almost twenty months. In July 2009, she delivered their first child during an at-home water birth. In January 2015, she declared that she was pregnant with twins.
In March, she brought into the world a baby boy and girl during another home birth. Shahi and Howey filed for legal separation in May 2020. Their divorce ended in January 2021.
After meeting during the recording of Sex/Life, Sarah Shahi is dating Australian entertainer Adam Demos. Adam and Sarah initially met in the make-up trailer and shared a few interests. She said to People magazine, “I said, ‘Indeed, that is a tall beverage of water.’ When I initially met Adam, I was truly blown away with him”. Sarah Shahi is still dating Australian actor Adam Demos.
Recent Netflix Series
Presently, Sarah Shahi is in Netflix’s new series about marital disappointment and monogamy, “Sex/Life”. Sarah, playing as Billie, a spouse, and mother with an instructive foundation in brain research, is content enough with her life and with her significant other (Mike Vogel). In any case, she cannot resist the urge to turn over her psyche encounters with a previous sweetheart (Adam Demos), an association from her past which intrudes on her present.
This new Netflix series features the chemistry between the person of interest, star -Sarah Shahi, and the unreal Adam Demos. The two actors are dating, and the show’s prosperity has spotlighted their off-screen relationship. They met on the set, and there was an instant bond which makes it a movie-perfect relationship.
Sarah Shahi Net Worth
Sarah Shahi’s total assets are determined to be $3 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth. She is likewise a notable actress.