Sarah Shahi Bio

(TV Actress)

Relationship Statistics of Sarah Shahi

What is Sarah Shahi marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Sarah Shahi get married ? (married date):February 07, 2009
💑 Anniversary in 197 days 💑
How many children does Sarah Shahi have ? (name):Three ( William, Violet, and Knox )
Is Sarah Shahi having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Sarah Shahi lesbian ?: No
Who is Sarah Shahi husband ? (name): View Couple ComparisonSteve Howey
Steve Howey

More about the relationship

Sarah Shahi is married to Steve Howey. Steve 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 water home birth.

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

Who is Sarah Shahi?

Iranian-American 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, Family

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 to 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.

Sarah’s 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 the time, she used to an active member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Since she was eight, her parents started to enter her in beauty pageants. In 1997, she was crowned as 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 into Hollywood. For two years, she struggled in the industry for her roles.

During the time, she 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 the 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 in TV series, she also featured in the TV movies. Some of them include Halfway There as Carrie Claussen, 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’s Net Worth, Salary

Despite losing her ancestry, she has managed to make the net worth of $3 million. Her salary as an actress is in the range of $19k – $208k.

Shahi’s Height, Weight

She is a brown-eyed brunette. Her height is 5 feet and 3 inches.

Sarah Shahi’s Controversy

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

Alaseri was hired by the couple in 2012 as a nanny. During the work, she suffered from harassment. Also, Steve used to scold and make mockery when she practiced her Muslim religion. Also, she added that Shahi 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 part. Alaseri was fired in 2015 but they owe the hasty sum of her salary.

Sarah Shahi- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

She has 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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