Sarah Shahi — Celeb Crush
Our Celeb Crush today is Sarah Shahi, a former NFL cheerleader turned actress and star of USA’s ‘Fairly Legal.’ We love this photo because it really shows off her lovely…smile.
Born as Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi, Sarah was raised in Euless Texas by her Iranian father and Spanish mother, and grew up speaking both ENglish and Persian. She changed her name in 2nd grade after hearing the Thin Lizzy song, ‘Sarah,’ because of constant taunting from her classmates.
Sarah began participating in beauty pageants at the age of eight, and won Miss Fort Worth USA in 1997. In 1999 she joined the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad in the hopes of becoming an actress, though she had never cheered before. She made the cover of the squad calendar in 2000, shortly before moving to LA to pursue acting.
Before landing the lead in her current TV series, Sarah appeared on ‘Alias,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘The L Word,’ and HBO’s smash hit, ‘The Sopranos.’ On the big screen, you’ve seen her in ‘Old School,’ ‘Rush Hour 3,’ and ‘For Your Consideration.’
If Sarah looks impossibly perfect to you, too, it might be her genes — She is the great, great granddaughter of Fat′h-Ali Shah Qajar, who ruled Iran from 1797-1834.