Sarah Shahi to Star in Netflix’s Dramedy “Sex/Life”

Sarah Shahi is livin’ the life… 

The 40-year-old part-Spanish actress has been cast as the lead on Netflix’s eight-episode dramedy series Sex/Life.

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Written by Stacy Rukeyserand inspired by BB Easton’s self-published memoir 44 Chapters About 4 Men, Sex/Life is the story of a love triangle between a woman, Billie Connelly (Shahi), her husband, and her past, which takes a deliciously steamy new look at female identity and desire.

Shahi’s Billie Connelly is a woman with everything to lose, a suburban mother of two who goes in search of that sexy, single girl in the city she used to be ten years ago. She takes a fantasy-charged trip down memory lane that sets her very married present on a collision course with her wild-child past.

UnReal alumna Rukeyser serves as showrunner on Sex/Life and executive produces with Oscar-winning producer J. Miles Daleand Larry Robins.

Shahi, a former NFLcheerleader, starred on Showtime’s drama series City on a Hill and on ABC’s The Rookie. Her other credits include Fairly Legal,The L WordReverie and Life.

At Netflix, Shahi recently starred in the Dolly Partonanthology series Heartstrings.She’ll next be seen in the indie film Language Arts, set to premiere at the Manchester International Film Festival.

Sarah Shahi Lands Recurring Role on Showtime’s Drama Series “City On a Hill”

The Hill(s) are alive for Sarah Shahi

The 39-year-old half-Spanish American actressand former Person of Interest star has landed a key recurring role opposite Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge in City On A Hill, Showtime’s upcoming drama series executive produced by Ben AffleckMatt Damonand Jennifer Todd

Created, written and executive produced by Chuck MacLean and based on an original idea by Affleck, City on a Hill is set in the early 1990s Boston, rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. 

The fictional account centers on assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) who arrives from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Shahi will portray Rachel Behnam, a street-smart investigator for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Produced by Showtime, City On A Hill also stars Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’BrienJill HennessyLauren E. Banks, Amanda ClaytonKevin Chapman and Tony nominee Jere Shea, with Kevin Dunnrecurring.

Production on the new 10-episode series will begin next month in New York and Boston, and will premiere later this year.

Shahi, who previously headlined USA Network’s drama Fairly Legal, co-starred as Sameen Shaw on CBS’ Person of Interest, played Carmen on The L Word, recurred on Chicago Fire, Pitch and most recently starred on Reverie.

Sarah Shahi Starring in the Indie Drama “Language Arts”

Sarah Shahi is embracing a new language

The 38-year-old half-Spanish American actress, who is currently starring in NBC’s Reverie, will star as the lead in the indie drama Language Arts.

Sarah Shahi

Directed by Corneli Moore and produced by Larry EstesLanguage Arts follows Allison Forche-Marlow (Shahi), a beautiful, bright, determined, and organized, who never gives up trying to heal her autistic son, whom she fiercely loves, no matter what it demands of everyone.

Shahi, a former NFL cheerleader, previously starred on the television shows Fairly Legal, The L Word, Life and Alias.

Shahi to Star in the Crime Thriller “Hangman”

Sarah Shahi is on the noose in Hollywood

The 36-year-old half-Spanish actress has joined the cast of Johnny Martin’s crime thriller Hangman.

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Shahi will star alongside Al Pacino, Karl Urban and Brittany Snow.

The film follows a homicide detective (Pacino) who teams up with a criminal profiler (Urban) to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman.

Shahi will play police Captain Lisa Watson.

Shahi’s credits include Fairly Legal, Person of Interest, Ray Donovan and The Sopranos

Shahi to Host “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2014” Special

Sarah Shahi has landed a super (bowl) sized commercial gig…

The 34-year-old half-Spanish actress will co-host Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2014 with CBS sports analyst Boomer Esiason.

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The special is an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE on CBS.com for their favorite Super Bowl Commercials.

Beginning today, viewers will get to vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercials from 10 categories (Office, User-Generated, Sexy, Beer, Crazy, Kids, Celebrity, Car, Animal and Soft Drink) and they will go head-to-head on www.cbs.com/superbowl/commercials/, where fans will be able to vote to determine the top three Super Bowl commercials.  Those top three will advance to the live vote during the broadcast, when viewers will decide the outcome and the winner will be revealed at the end of the show.

Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2014 will air on Wednesday, January 29 at 8:00 pm ET on CBS.

The winner will be revealed at the end of the show.

Shahi currently stars on CBS’ Person of Interest. The former NFL cheerleader’s other roles include Fairly Legal, The L Word, Alias and Chicago Fire.

Martinez Cast in CBS’ “Intelligence” Pilot

James Martinez is preparing to show that he’s got the brains and the brawn…

The Latino actor has been cast as Gonzo Sanchez in CBS’ drama pilot Intelligence, a character described as a “muscular federal investigator.”

James Martinez

Based at U.S. Cyber Command, the project centers on a unit that’s been created around one agent with a very special gift — a microchip has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

Martinez’s television credits include guest-starring roles in Breaking Bad, Fairly Legal, Law & Order and Leverage, as well as a starring role in Starz’s series Gravity.

Shahi Starring Opposite Stallone in “Bullet to the Head”

Sarah Shahi is having a Rocky time in Hollywood…

The 33-year-old half-Spanish actress, a guest star on NBC’s Chicago Fire and CBS’ Person of Interest, is adding a little sex appeal to Sylvester Stallone’s new action film Bullet to the Head.

BULLET TO THE HEAD

“Acting with him was one of those moments in life that I will always remember and will say ‘Wow! I played Stallone’s daughter!’ He’s a generous, cooperative guy on the set,” says the former Fairly Legal star.

Shahi plays Lisa, whose kidnapping forces Stallone, in his role as a killer-for-hire, to take on a mission to save her and avenge the death of his partner.

Bullet to the Head, the first film in 10 years directed by action-film specialist Walter Hill, features a cast that includes Sung Kang, Christian Slater and Jason Momoa.

“Walter is wonderful. For him, less is more while shooting,” says Shahi. “He’s an old-school man of few words. He only gives orders when he deems it necessary. He likes his actors and loves what he does.”

Shahi, who grew up in Texas and became a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader before pursuing an acting career, considers Bullet to the Head her most ambitious project to date.

Shahi Lands Kick-Ass Recurring Role on CBS’ “Person of Interest”

Fairly Legal is barelyhistory… But Sarah Shahi’s already lining up more high-profile work.

The 33-year-old half-Spanish actress, currently appearing in a recurring role on Chicago Fire after the cancellation of her USA series, has landed yet another recurring role on CBS’ drama Person Of Interest.

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Shahi will play Shaw, a fearless, sexy and witty operative in a secret paramilitary organization that tracks and eliminates terrorists before they can act.

“If James Bond and Sarah Connor had a kid, Shaw would kick its ass,” said the show’s creator/executive producer Jonathan Nolan about the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader’s role.

Shahi will first appear in the February 21 episode, entitled “Relevance,” which Nolan will direct.

Shahi has been booked for a major arc this season, but she could come back to the series in Season 3.

Shahi to Guest Star on NBC’s “Chicago Fire”

Sarah Shahi is about to heat things up on NBC’s Chicago Fire

The 32-year-old half-Spanish actress has signed on to appear in at least five episodes of the Dick Wolf-produced drama.

Sarah Shahi

Shahi will guest star as Renee, a love interest for firefighter Kelly Severeid (played by Taylor Kinney). She’s already started shooting the role, and although there’s no airdate yet, viewers could possibly see her on screen by the end of the year.

For the last two seasons, Shahi has played mediator Kate Reed on USA’s Fairly Legal.

Shahi, who was recently named “TV’s sexiest star” by Maxim magazine, has also been seen in The L Word and Life.

She’s a former member of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and Miss Fort Worth USA.