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(TV Actress)

Sex Life actress Sarah Shahi is in a relationship and a mother of three.

Relationship Facts of Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi is having an affair.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Sarah Shahi dating now?

Sarah Shahi is dating Adam Demos. She met her boyfriend Adam in August 2020 on the sets of Sex Life.

She is quite open about her affair with her co-star.

Past Affair

Previously, she was married to Steve Howey. Her former husband is an actor by profession.

They married on the 7th of February 2009 in Las Vegas.

The couple is blessed with three children: their first son, William Wolf Howey. William was born in July 2019 during a water home birth.

Later, they had twins, Violet Moon Howey and Knox Blue Howey in January 2015.

However, the couple announced their divorce after 11 years of marriage in January 2021.

Who is Sarah Shahi?

Sarah Shahi is a TV actress. Shahi is renowned as Lisa of Bullet to the Head and Erica of Old School. 

Next, in 2020, she will be appearing in Language Arts as Allison Forche-Marlow.

Sarah Shahi- Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz on 10th January 1980 in Euless, Texas, the U.S.

Her father, Abbas Jahansouz Shahi is of Iranian ancestry. Her mother, Mah Monir Soroush Azar is an interior designer in the profession.

She is the first among her two siblings. Her younger sister, Samantha is a production officer

Family Background & Royal Legacy

Her ancestors belong to Fath-Ali Shah Qajar of the Qajar Dynasty.

Her father, Abbas was an officer for the American Embassy in Iran. They had run from Iran due to the Iranian Revolution.

Abbas had been highly criticized at the last Shah’s regime collapsed. Her mother is of Spanish ancestry. Her parents were separated at the age of ten.

Why she changed her birth name?

Her birth name is Aahoo which means gazelle in the Persian language.

The name was unusual for American society. Hence, as a child, she used to be bullied by other children.

Due to this reason, she changed her name to Sarah when she was in grade two.

Education, Early Life

She joined Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. During High School, she used to be captain of the volleyball team.

Later, she graduated from Southern Methodist University with Honors in English and Theater. During that time, she used to be an active member of Alpha Chi Omega.

When she was eight, her parents started to enter her into beauty pageants. In 1997, she was crowned Miss Fort Worth.

Later, she joined Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders hoping to be an actress.

Sarah Shahi- Professional Career

In 2000, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as an actress.

There, she met the director, Robert Altman who was directing the movie, Dr. T & the Women.

He highly encouraged her to move to Hollywood. For two years, she struggled in the industry for her roles.

During that time, she was featured in many TV Series including Spin City, Boston Public, and Off Centre. 

However, her roles in those series were minor and she appeared in single episodes only.

In 2005, she appeared in The L Word where she portrayed the character of Carmen de la Pica Morales.

The show became a milestone in her career as an actress. After that, she started appearing in the TV series Fairly Legal as Kate Reed and Life as Dani Reese.

Such roles in the series made her a regular face in TV series.

Some of her TV series along with the year and character name are-

Year TV Series Character Name 
2019The Rookie Jessica Russo
2013-2016Person of Interest Sameen Shaw
2012-2018Chicago Fire Renée Royce

Besides TV series, she has also been featured in TV movies. Some of them include Halfway There as Carrie Claussen and Hangman as Capt. Watson, and Guns for Hire as Carla.

Sarah Shahi’s Awards, Nomination

  • 2012- Gracie Awards for Outstanding Female Actor.
  • 2011- Nominated for ALMA Awards for Fairy Legal.

Sarah Shahi: Net Worth, Salary

Despite losing her ancestry, she has managed to make a net worth of $5 million as of 2023.

Her salary as an actress is in the range of $19k$208k.

Body Stats: Height, Weight

She is a brown-eyed brunette.

Her height is 5 feet 3 inches and has an average body mass.

Sarah Shahi: Controversy, Rumors

In 2016, she and her husband, Steve were sued by their former nanny, Sarah Alaseri for harassment and religious discrimination.

Alaseri was hired by the couple in 2012 as a nanny. During work, she suffered from harassment.

Also, Steve used to scold her and make mockery when she practiced her Muslim religion.

Also, she added that Shahi was encouraged to run off with her husband as she has an affair with an actor.

Shahi also showed some photos displaying her lover’s private parts. Alaseri was fired in 2015 but they owe the hasty sum of her salary.

Social Media

She has over 549.6k followers on Facebook, 464k on Instagram, and 227.3k on Twitter.

On Twitter, she is following the personalities like Jessica Collins, Jill Hennessy, and Georgina Reilly.


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What is Sarah Shahi famous for?

  • She is mostly known for the series Sex Life.

Why did Sarah Shahi leave the L word?

  • She was pregnant while shooting for the L Word.

Did Sarah Shahi have a baby?

  • She is blessed with three kids.

Sarah Shahi's Birthday Dates

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