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Sarah Shahi

Highest Rated:   74% The Congress (2014)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet 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
74% The Congress
  • Michelle
2014
54% Road to Paloma
  • Eva
  • Executive Producer
2014
47% Bullet to the Head
  • Lisa Bonomo
$9.6M 2013
No Score Yet Static
  • Wife
2012
29% 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
51% For Your Consideration
  • Sanchez
$5.5M 2006
41% A Lot Like Love
  • Starlet
$21.9M 2005
38% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde
  • Delta Nu Sister
$89.9M 2003
60% Old School
  • Erica
$74.7M 2003

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Teachers
2016
  • Tina Torres
  • 2017
94% Pitch
2016
  • Natalie
  • 2016
92% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
  • Sam Shaw Shaw Samantha Shaw
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
  • Renee
  • 2013
  • 2012
57% Fairly Legal
2011-2012
  • Kate Reed
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Ruby
  • 2010
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Carmen
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Jennifer Carillo
  • 2007
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Sonya
  • 2007
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Leila
  • 2003
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Jenny
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011
  • Actor

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