Sarah Shahi began her career as a model during adolescence. She was an NFL Cheerleading, so much so that in 1999 was voted the best “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders“, so getting the chance to become the cover girl of the calendar “Squad’s in 2000.” Her beauty has meant that the magazine Maxim has inserted in 2005 to 90th place in its ranking “2005 Hot 100“, while the following year she ranked 66º place in the “2006 Hot 100“, and again on the 24th place in the “2011 Hot 100“; also in 2007 has been inserted in 5th place in the “the 2007 AfterEllen.com Hot 100.”
At the beginning her acting career was limited to guest roles in popular television series. Her first appearance was in an episode of Spin City, but has also appeared in The Sopranos, Boston Public, Frasier, Dawson’s Creek, E.R., and Supernatural. 2001 is her first work worthy of note, with a small recurring role in the first season of Alias, alongside an in turn still little known Bradley Cooper. The reputation came in 2004, when she joined the cast of TV series The L Word. From 2007 to 2009 she was then co-starred in the TV series Life alongside Damian Lewis as the LAPD Detective Dani Reese; In the same year she took part, with a secondary role, the film Crossing Over.
In 2011, the cast of the film How She Does It?, also getting her first starring role, that of mediator Kate Reed in the legal drama Fairly Legal, character he plays for two seasons. The following year she participated on the big screen in Bullet to the Head, and has a recurring role in the television series Chicago Fire. In 2013 it is the turn of the Sameen Shaw character in Person of Interest; the third season is promoted in the main cast of the series.
Sarah Shahi lives in Los Angeles with her colleague Steve Howey, met on the set of the TV series Reba, who married February 6, 2009 in Las Vegas. The couple has three children: the eldest, born the same year, and the twins come into the world in 2015.