Sarah Shahi

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The sexy Sarah Shahi  is an actress and a former NFL Cheerleader.

She is probably best known for starring in The L Word as Carmen de la Pica Morales and in Life as Detective Dani Reese. In 2011 she began playing the role of Kate Reed in the legal drama Fairly Legal on the USA Network.

Born January 10, 1980 (age 32)

Sarah Shahi was born and grew up in Euless, Texas. She has an Iranian father, Abbas Shahi, and a Spanish mother, known as Mahmonir, who was an interior designer.

Her father’s family was forced to leave their homeland two years before the political and social unrest caused by the Islamic Revolution. Her birthname, Aahoo, means “deer” in Persian.

Full Name: Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi

Shahi adopted Sarah as her name in second grade after hearing the song “Sarah” because she was “tormented” by other children, but grew up speaking Persian as well as English at her father’s insistence. Shahi’s parents began entering her in beauty pageants at the age of eight. Her parents divorced when she was 10.

American actress and a former NFL Cheerleader.

Shahi attended Trinity High School, where she was captain of the volleyball and basketball teams, and Dallas’ Southern Methodist University, majoring in English and Theater.

Shahi won the Miss Fort Worth USA pageant in 1997; hoping to become an actress, she joined the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders 1999–2000 squad despite not having cheered before, and appeared on the cover of the squad’s 2000 calendar before moving to Los Angeles.

Best known for starring in The L Word as Carmen de la Pica Morales and in Life as Detective Dani Reese.

Shahi married actor Steve Howey on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. On July 8, 2009, Shahi gave birth to their first child, son William Wolf Howey. Shahi gave birth during an at-home water birth. Shahi was named no. 90 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2005″ list; she moved up to no. 66 in 2006. She ranked no. 5 on the AfterEllen.com hot list in 2007.

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Anthony is a New York-based writer and a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a passion for exploring the cooler things in life. Always eager to inform, Anthony is the lifestyle editor at Elite Daily and is knowledgeable about pretty much anything within the walls of awesomeness: from the latest Lamborghini, to the most absurd burgers around. He also enjoys spontaneous skateboarding sessions on New York City's Upper East Side. Much like writing, it's what keeps the guy alive.

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