Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Highest Rated: 73% The Congress (2014)

Lowest Rated: 5% Hangman (2017)

Birthday: Jan 10, 1980

Birthplace: Euless, Texas, USA

Though she qualifies as a direct descendant of Middle Eastern royalty -- the great-great-grandaughter, in fact, of a 19th century Persian shah -- Iranian-American Sarah Shahi lived out several offscreen roles exotic enough to rival anything in her lineage. During her adolescence, she enjoyed stints as a USO performer and Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, and graduated from that experience to a successful Hollywood acting career at the behest of Robert Altman, who advised her in 2000 to make a beeline for the West Coast and audition for television pilots. Heeding this advice, Shahi gained national attention a short time later, as Jenny during the first season of the spy series Alias (opposite Jennifer Garner), and -- following guest appearances on Dawson's Creek -- debuted cinematically with a small but memorable role as a (very) willing classroom participant, in the Will Ferrell/Vince Vaughn frat boy comedy Old School (2003). Alongside fleeting appearances in such movies as Legally Blonde 2 (2003) and For Your Consideration (2006), Shahi also played the regular role of Carmen de la Pica Morales on Showtime's lesbian-themed drama The L Word during that program's second and third seasons. After her run on that series, she appeared in the short-lived sitcom Teachers (2006), and then found another regular role the next year on the cop drama Life, playing Dani Reese, partner of main character Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis). Shahi would continue to appear in several other projects, including films like I Don't Know How She Does It and the TV series Fairly Legal. In 2013, she had a guest stint on Person of Interest, which turned into a series regular role.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
5% Hangman Captain Lisa Watson 2017
67% Divine Access Marian 2016
No Score Yet Guns for Hire Carla 2015
No Score Yet Static Addie Dade 2015
73% The Congress Michelle 2014
57% Road to Paloma Eva Executive Producer 2014
46% Bullet to the Head Lisa Bonomo $9.6M 2013
No Score Yet Static Wife 2012
33% The Trouble with Bliss Hattie Skunk/Hattie Rockworth $11.4K 2012
17% I Don't Know How She Does It Jeannie Lopietro $9.6M 2011
No Score Yet AmericanEast Sawah 2008
No Score Yet Shades of Ray Sana Khaliq 2008
63% The Dog Problem Candy 2007
52% For Your Consideration Sanchez $5.5M 2006
41% A Lot Like Love Starlet $21.9M 2005
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Delta Nu Sister $89.9M 2003
60% Old School Erica $74.7M 2003

TV

Credit
76% City on a Hill
2019
2019
50% Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
2019
Lucy Jane 2019
68% The Rookie
2018
Jessica Russo 2019
92% Person Of Interest
2011
Sam Shaw Shaw Samantha Shaw 2019
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2018
62% Reverie
2018
Mara Kint 2018
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
Rene Royce Renee 2018
2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Teachers
2016-2019
Tina Torres 2017
94% Pitch
2016
Natalie 2016
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
Shaw 2016
2015
2014
2012
2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2014
2012
57% Fairly Legal
2011-2012
Kate Reed 2012
2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2011
89% Psych
2006-2014
Ruby 2010
70% Life
2007-2009
Dani Reese 2009
2008
2007
54% The L Word
2004-2009
Carmen 2009
2006
2005
91% Damages
2007-2012
Jennifer Carillo 2007
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Sonya 2007
No Score Yet Reba
2001-2007
Bridget Kate 2007
2004
25% Teachers
2006
Tina Torres 2006
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Leila 2003
84% Alias
2001-2006
Jenny 2002
2001
88% Maybe It's Me
2001-2002
Rosa 2001
10% Off Centre
2001-2002
Angelica 2001

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