Friday, January 21, 2011

"Gal" Friday! Sarah Shahi

Here is an awesome new "hottie" who is well worth checking out!

Sarah Shahi (Aahoo Jahansouzshahi) is an American actress of Iranian and Mexican descent, but the former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader is probably best known for starring on Showtime in The L Word as Carmen de la Pica Morales and Life as Detective Dani Reese. She just began starring as "Kate Reed" in the new USA Network drama, Fairly Legal. I'm a pretty tough sell on start-up programs, and was surprised to find her performance engaging enough that I may give this show a chance. If nothing else, Sarah's phenomenal good looks are worth the price of admission alone, and she has nice acting chops to boot.

She is apparently a great-great-granddaughter of the 19th century Iranian king Fath Ali Shah Qajar. In fact her real given name, Aahoo, is Persian for deer. Shahi has a brown belt in karate and is married to actor Steve Howey, whom she met when she guest starred on Reba.

Lucky bastard!


Joe Jusko said...

I LOVE HER!!!! CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEW SHOW (since LIFE, which I adored got shafted).

Mykal Banta said...

Now that's what I call an Iranian good will ambassador. I can already feel relations between our two countries warming considerably.