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Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi 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.
Interesting Facts about Sarah Shahi
- Was a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders from 1999-2000.
- Daughter-in-law of Bill Howey.
- Attended Southern Methodist University
- Her father Abbas Jahansouz Shahi is of Persian origin, her mother Mah Monir is a Spaniard interior designer.
- Ranked #66 on Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” list in 2006.
- Gave birth to her 1st child at age 29, a son named William Wolf Howey on July 8, 2009 at home, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. Child’s father is her now estranged husband, Steve Howey.
- Played the first-ever ghost seen on the series, Supernatural (2005).
- When she randomly auditioned and got the part of Carmen de la Pica Morales on The L Word (2004), she wasn’t sure that she wanted it because of the character being a lesbian and having to partake in various make-out/lovemaking scenes with other women, but she now considers it her dream role and also ranks it among her best work.
- Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders 2000 Swimsuit Calendar Covergirl.
- Ranked #67 on Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” list in 2014.
- The great-great-granddaughter of a 19th century Persian Shah, Fath Ali Shah Qajar by Begom Khanom (daughter of Hossein Qoli Khan Afshar, niece of Begom Khanom, daughter of Emam Qoli Khan Afshar), through their son Jahansouz Shah.
- Has an older brother, Cyrus, and a younger sister, Samantha Shahi.
Personal Quotes by Sarah Shahi
You know, I never really paid attention to sports, which, coming from the mecca of football in Texas, is kind of odd. I played sports, but I was nerdy. Having a single mother, the pressure was on me to get good grades and a scholarship and go to college.- Sarah Shahi
I’m used to a lot of love scenes. I’m used to something that requires me to kick up my heels and wink-wink, flirt-flirt with a twirl of my skirt.- Sarah Shahi
My biggest fantasy was to have a pie thrown in my face, and I always said whoever did that, that’s the guy I’d marry.- Sarah Shahi
I always had that adolescent notion that I had to get out of Texas. But I’m really glad I grew up there. It’s where I learned to look people in the eye, to be straightforward and polite.- Sarah Shahi