Sarah Shahi was born in Euless Texas in 1980. She is an Iranian-Spanish beauty who is the descendant of a 19th century king. In her teens Sarah competed in many beauty pageants. She studied English and Opera at Southern Methodist University. In 1999 she became a member of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and was featured on the cover of their calendar in 2000. Sarah moved to Hollywood and soon gained roles on Alias, Dawson’s Creek, The L Word, Spin City, Boston Public and Frasier. This exposure led to her role in Old School. Sarah Shahi is currently married to Steve Howey and the two are expecting a child in the summer of 2009.