Sarah Shahi

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Quotes (15)

  • Sarah: (on her background) My great-great-grandfather was a shah back in the 1800s. Unfortunately, I don't have any gold coins or jewels to show for it. I did a lot of theater growing up, and in college I was in the musical 'Chicago.'

  • Sarah: (on her mother being a single mother) My mother raised three kids on her own, so I was taught that to be a working mom was a good thing.

  • Sarah: (on being a NFL cheerleader) NFL cheerleading is harder than most people think. They train up to six hours every day with games on Sundays. They gave me a great work ethic.

  • Sarah: (on the concept of Texas' beauty) To be beautiful in Texas, you had to be blonde and blue-eyed and have a name like Ann.

  • Sarah: (on her definition of sexy) I know it sounds weird, but my definition of 'sexy' has changed as I've gotten older. And being smart and informed makes me feel sexier than any outfit.

  • Sarah: (on her feeling after working out) Right when I finish a workout, I feel pretty sexy. Even though I'm sweaty and I don't smell like a rose, I feel strong. It does a lot for me mentally and physically.

  • Sarah: (on a change in perpective about her outlook to feeling sexy) When I was in my early 20s, I looked towards exterior things to make me feel sexy - guys, clothes, shoes, etc. Now it's all about how I feel internally.

  • Sarah: (on not being very connected to sports) You know, I never really paid attention to sports, which, coming from the mecca of football in Texas, is kind of odd. I played sports, but I was nerdy. Having a single mother, the pressure was on me to get good grades and a scholarship and go to college.

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Trivia (39)

  • In 2012, Sarah was voted #36 on "Hot 100" list of the Maxim magazine.

  • Sarah played volleyball and basketball in high school, where she got to be the captain of her team.

  • Her birth name, Aahoo, means "gazelle" in Persian.

  • Sarah was one older brother and a younger sister.

  • Sarah's mother was an interior designer.

  • In 2012, Sarah won a Gracie Allen Award in the category of Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role for her work in the TV series Fairly Legal.

  • In 2011, Sarah was nominated for a ALMA Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series for her work in the TV series Fairly Legal.

  • Sarah played volleyball in high school, where she got to be the captain of her team.

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