Sarah Shahi was born on January 10, 1980 to her Middle- Eastern father and Spanish mother in Euless, Texas. The mixed Iranian-Latin actress, model and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader has had many roles in series such as Alias
where she played the role of Jenny and Dawson's Creek
where she played the role of Sadia Shaw, as well as several other small roles in other series. She would then land the role of Pica in the edgy Showtime series The L Word
, followed by her role as Tina on the NBC series Teachers.