Aahoo Jahansouzshahi, also known as Sarah Shahi (born January 10, 1980) is an American actress of Iranian and Spanish descent. A former NFL Cheerleader, Shahi was named #90 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list; she moved up to #66 in 2006. She also ranked Rank No. 5 on the AfterEllen.com hot list in 2007. She is probably best known for starring in The L Word as Carmen de la Pica Morales and Life as Detective Dani Reese. She is currently starring as Kate Reed in the 2011 legal drama Fairly Legal on the USA Network.
Shahi speaks English, Persian, and some Spanish. She lived with her mother after her parents divorced. She has a brown belt in karate.
Shahi is married to actor Steve Howey, whom she met when she guest starred on Reba. They were engaged in June 2007 while vacationing in Hawaii, and married on February 6, 2009 in Las Vegas. On July 9, 2009, their first child, William Wolf Howey, was born.
She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.