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.
In 2008, Sarah had her first son, William Wolf Howey, with her husband Steve Howey.
In 2005, Sarah was voted #90 on "Hot 100" list of the Maxim magazine.
In 2006, Sarah was voted #66 on "Hot 100" list of the Maxim magazine.
Sarah was Persian, on her father side, and Spanish, on her mother side, ancestry.
While a teenager, Sarah competed and won several beauty pageant competitions.
Sharah attended Trinity High School.
Sharah moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue her acting career, after advice from the director Robert Altman.
In 2000, while in the Dallas Comboys cheerleaders, Sarah was their Swimsuit Calender cover.
Sarah is ranked #85 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".
In high school, Sarah was in the National Honors Society.
Sarah plays the piano and the guitar.
Sarah had a guest "appearance" on the Wolfe Video Party, the ceremony celebration of the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four in Boston.
Thanks to her perfect shape, Sarah was the cover girl for the February 2000 issue of Muscle & Fitness.
Sarah was invited and participated in the international modeling competition in New York, when she was only 10 years old.
Sarah has joined a USO tour and entertained soldiers around the world, in Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Italy.
The director Robert Altman (on the Dr. T and the Women set, where she was an extra), adviced her to move to Hollywood to look for roles. Once in LA, she's got several co-starring roles and found the way to success.
Sarah's husband is Steve Howey, who played Van Montgomery on Reba. Sarah met Steve on the set of Reba where she was a guest star in the season three episode To Tell The Truth where she played a girl named Kate. She returned for a season six episode where she played a different character named Brigit.
Sarah was awarded Miss Fort Worth of 1997.
Sarah's Chinese Astrology sign is the Goat - a creative person with tons of Muse, who needs full freedom for his mind. Goats are not that organized, and not very materialistic, but they know how to pick a loveable gift.
Sarah's great-great-grandfather was Fath Ali Shah (Baba Khan). He was the second Shah of Qajar's dynasty.
Sarah has graduated in the Southern Methodist University, Dallas. She has studied English and Opera.
Sarah's parents are Abbas and Mahmonir Jahansouzshahi - they have divorced in 1993. She also has an older brother and a younger sister.
Sarah speaks fluent English and Persian, and studied Spanish for her The L Word role.
Sarah is a fan of both Julia Roberts and Katherine Hepburn, who she defines as great actresses.
Sarah has a dark brown to black hair color, and brown eyes.
Sarah is 5' 4" (1.62m).
She has double-jointed thumbs.
She has a brown belt in Karate.
Her Astrological sign is Capricorn.
She was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Her birth name is Aahoo Jahansouzshahi.
Sarah: (on searching online new about herself) I've done it a few times. I'm guilty. My mom's really bad at it. My mom has these google alerts for me, so anytime something happens, she sends it right over to me and is like, 'You and your husband are broken up? You're leaving your family and moving to Canada?!' And I go, 'No, mother, no! Stop!' But anyway, I've googled myself, but it doesn't mean anything. The good stuff, the bad stuff, it's all meaningless to me.
Sarah: (on filming the TV series Person of Interest) I talked to Tony Shaloub once about it and he said it's like being in a factory, just churning out this product. He said you've got to keep your head down and keep running, and every once in a while you can bring your head up for air, but not too long, because then you've got to right back down again.
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.
Sarah: I'm not one to be messed with. I can be bad when it needs to happen.
Sarah: My very first day (on The L Word) I met Kate (Katherine Moennig) for the first time, and it was like, 'Sarah, meet Kate. Kate, Sarah. Kate, you're going to be going down on Sarah. Sarah, you are going to have an orgasm. Welcome to The L Word'.
Sarah: I was 11, and I was going to a birthday party. I developed at a very young age, and I wasn't comfortable with it. I would wear baggy clothes. And my mom said: 'You're not going until you put on a skirt! Celebrate your body'!
Sarah: As an actress it's always good to expand your roles and sink your teeth into other things.
Sarah: I know social rules in Iran are very conservative and I am very respectful for that, and every type of culture.
Sarah: I want to be the most famous actor the world's ever seen. I don't want to be able to walk down the street or go grocery shopping. I want to be 10 times what Jennifer Lopez could ever be. Will Smith has built an empire; I want to build a kingdom. That's just how big I see.
Sarah: I thrive on competition. If you put me in a competition and I don't win, I'll die trying.