Sarah Shahi Religion, Is She Muslim? Ethnicity Parents And Family

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People are interested in learning the truth about Sarah Shahi Religion. Read the article below to learn more about her  family background.

Aahoo Jahansouzshahi known by her professional name Sarah Shahi is an Iranian-American television actress and a former model. Aahoo adopted the name ‘Sarah’ from the song by the Irish rock band, Thin Lizzy

She played Carmen on The L Word in 2005, Kate Reed in the USA legal drama Fairly Legal, and Sameen Shaw on the CBS crime drama.

The American actress attended her high school education at Trinity High School, Texas, and did her university education at Southern Methodist University, University Park, Texas. She studied opera and majored in English.

While performing as an extra on the set of Dr. T and the Women, Shahi met Robert Altman the director, who urged her to move to Hollywood, where she started to receive roles in several series and movies. 

Shahi was ranked number 90 on the Maxim “Hot 100 of 2005” list, after a year in 2006 she moved up to number 66 and then number 36 in 2012.

In October 2012, she appeared on the cover of Maxim’s 2012 “TV’s Hottest Girls” Issue. Also in 2007, she Ranked number 5 on the hot list.

Is Sarah Shahi Muslim? Her Religion and Ethnicity

The American actress follows Islam which makes her a Muslim by religion. She is 43 years as of now as she was born on January 10, 1980, in Euless, Texas, USA. Currently, she is living in Los Angeles, California, United States of America, and holds an American Nationality.

Sarah’s ethnicity is mixed because she was raised in a Multiracial family. She comes from two different family backgrounds Iranian/Spanish descent as her father is from Iran and her mother is from Spain.

In the interesting article “My DNA Is Tingling” by Sarah, she disclosed many things about her life. As her parents fled Iran before she was born and settled in Texas, it was hard for her to reconcile her ethnicity and identity as an Iranian American. Iran always represented itself in a hostile way, so she felt as if every other people would think of her as an enemy or nobody would like her. Hence, never got to experience her ethnicity properly and rightfully.

Sarah Shahi Parents

Sarah Shahi’s father’s name is Abbas Jahansouz Shahi whereas her mother’s name is Mahmonir Soroushazar, an interior designer. They both got divorced when she was 10. She is the great-great-granddaughter of a 19th-century Persian Shah, Fath Ali Shah.

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Sarah shahi with her parents. (source: harpersbazaar)

Talking about her father is of Persian origin from Iran. Her father’s family left Iran just two years before the Iranian Revolution.

While working at the American embassy in Iran, her father was slated for execution when the last Shah’s regime collapsed in 1979, but somehow her father was able to flee from the country. Likewise, her mother was born in Spain, to an Iranian father and a Spanish mother.

Likewise, she has an older brother Cyprus Shahi, and a younger sister, Samantha Shahi, who works as a production assistant. Sarah including her siblings were raised in a caring, loving, and supportive environment by their parents.

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Sarah Shahi Family

 Sarah was married to actor Steve Howey on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. After five months of marriage, she gave birth to their first son William Wolf Howey during an at-home water birth in July 2009. 

In January 2015, she proclaimed that she was pregnant with twins. The couple welcomed Violet Moon(daughter) and Knox Blue(son) in March. Shahi gave birth to Violet Moon (who is the older twin by 2 hours)and Knox Blue at their Sherman Oaks, California, home.

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Sarah shahi with her ex-husband and their kids. (source: people)

Howey says “It is not easy, but all three are beautiful babies, we’re a very close-knit family, just bigger.”

Sadly the couple could not save their marriage and had to divorce which was filed in may 2020 and was finalized in January 2021.

Now she is currently dating Australian actor Adam Demos. They fell in love after meeting on the set of Netflix’s Sex/life in 2020. Their current relationship is equally as steamy in real life as in the reel life of the series Sex/life.

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Sarah shahi with her new boyfriend. (source: cosmopolitan)

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