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Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a teenager, she won several beauty contests, and took first place in the Miss Fort Worth USA pageant in 1997. She joined the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and was part of the 1999-2000 squad. She also appeared on the cover of their 2000 calendar.While working as an extra on the set of Dr. T and the Women (2000), she met director Robert Altman, who encouraged her to move to Hollywood to pursue a career as an actress. She had recurring roles in several TV series, such as Alias (2001), in which she played "Jenny"; Dawson's Creek (1998), where she was "Sadia Shaw"; and L Word (2004), playing "Carmen de la Pica Morales". Shahi was also the first ghost in Supernatural (2005), the CW paranormal drama series.She is best-known for her role as the Mexican-American DJ "Carmen de la Pica Morales" in the Showtime series, L Word (2004), which she joined in its second season. Sarah did not renew her contract with the show for a fourth season and, consequently, her character was written out.She also appeared in HBO's The Sopranos (1999), in the episode Kennedy and Heidi (#6.18) as "Sonya Aragon", a stripper and college student who spends a weekend with Tony after a death in his family. Although uncredited by most sources, Sarah also appeared in the Jackie Chan film, Rush Hour 3 (2007), as one of the girls being handcuffed along with Mia Tyler for traffic offense by Chris Tucker early in the film. She also starred with Damian Lewis in the NBC show, Life (2007).Sarah speaks English, Farsi and some Spanish, and has a brown belt in karate.

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Jan 10, 1980 In Euless, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Frasier 1993-09-16
Latest Project:
Series Chicago Fire 2012

1 win & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Person of Interest
Chicago Fire Unknown 2012
Fairly Legal Kate Reed 23 episodes, 2011-2012 2011-01-20
Person of Interest Sameen Shaw 48 episodes, 2013-2016 2011-09-22
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
Supernatural Unknown 2005-09-13
Sleeper Cell Unknown 2005-10-01
The L Word Unknown 2004-01-18
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Unknown 2002-01-13
Maybe It's Me Unknown 2001-09-14
Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Off Centre Unknown 2001-10-14
Reba Unknown 2001-10-05
Boston Public Unknown 2000-10-23
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Dawson's Creek Unknown 1998-01-20
Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16