Sarah Shahi is a vibrant and fun-loving actress who is best known for her role as Kate Reed in the television series Fairy legal. The gorgeous actress has gone on to become a popular face on TV. With her talent and charm, it’s not that hard to see why.
In 2005, Maxim Magazine included her in their ‘Hot 100’ list in the 90th position. In 2006, she moved up to the 66th position. By 2012, she bagged the 36th position. She has been included in several similar lists over the years.
Sarah Shahi’s Early Life and Childhood
The American actress was born in Euless, Texas on the 10th of January 1980. Her birth name is Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi, but she adopted the name ‘Sarah’ after being ridiculed by her schoolmates. The name Sarah comes from a song she loved by the Irish rock band – Thin Lizzy. She studied at Trinity High school before going on to study English and Theater at Dallas Southern Methodist University.
Right from childhood, the budding star has always dreamt of joining the entertainment industry. She eventually started modeling after attending a beauty pageant with her parents when she was eight.
During her high school and college years, Sarah Shahi was active in both theatre and sports; consequently, she went on to become the captains of both the volleyball and basketball team in high school. Her given name – Aahoo means ‘Gazelle’ in Persian.
The actress won the Miss Forth Worth beauty pageant of 1997. Years later, in 1999, the aspiring actress became a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad, and even made an appearance on the cover of the squad’s calendar in 2000. She got closer to her dreams of becoming an actress when she was featured as an extra in the 2000 Romantic Comedy Dr T and the Women. She then bagged some supporting roles in a few TV series like including Off Center, City Guy, Boston Public and Spin Center. She heeded the director, Robert Altman’s advice to move to Hollywood to further her career.
The year 2003 was a fruitful one for the promising actress because she appeared in White & Blond, Old School and Legally Blond: Red, White & Blonde. She then got roles more movies including For Your Consideration, Shades of Ray, AmericanEastand The Dog Problem. Other movies she has appeared in include Divine Access which premiered in 2015, Road to Paloma, The Congress, Bullet to the Head, I Don’t Know How She Does it and Crossing Over.
The beautiful entertainer has also been featured in many TV series as well. Some of which include Ray Donovan, Chicago Fire, Fairly Legal, Psych, The Sopranos and Century City. She was lucky enough to nab the lead role of Mara Kint in the science fiction television show – Reverie, where her performance was praised.
Sarah’s father is Abbas Jahansouz Shahi who is from Iran while her mother – Mah Monir Soroush Azar was born in Spain, but is of Spanish and Iranian descent. She has an older brother, Cyrus and a younger sister, Samantha. Her parents got divorced when she was only ten, leading to her being raised by her mother. At her father’s insistence, she grew up speaking Persian and is very fluent in the language.
Who Is Her Husband – Steve Howey?
Sarah Shahi is married to fellow actor, Steve Howey. Steve Howey is an American entertainer best known for his roles on Reba, Shameless, Bride Wars, Game Over Man, Something Borrowed and DOA: Dead or Alive. Like his wife, he has had a very successful career in film and television and continues to work hard at building a career one can be proud of.
Steve and Sarah got married on the 7th of February, 2009 after six years of dating and 20 months of official engagement. Sarah gave birth to their first son – William Wolf Howey on the 8th of July 2009. She gave birth to twins – a daughter, Violet Moon Howey and a son, Knox Blue Howey on the 1st of March, 2015.
Sarah Shahi: Net Worth
Sarah’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million which she has earned from her career in the entertainment industry, She has been involved in several successful films and television shows which has contributed to her impressive net worth.