Sarah Shahi was born on the 10th January 1980 in Euless, Texas, USA. She is an Iranian-American actress, model and former Dallas Cowgirl. She was named number ninety on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list, she moved up to number sixty-six in 2006. She started her career as a beauty queen during her teen years. She won the Miss Fort Worth USA pageant in 1997. After studying opera, she joined the Dallas Cowgirls Cheerleaders in the 1999-2000 squad. She appeared on the cover of their 2000 calendar. Sarah then moved to Los Angeles. Once in L.A., she got various recurrent roles in several famous series, such as Alias, where she played Jenny, and Dawson's Creek, where she was Sadia Shaw. She was also the first ghost in Supernatural, the paranormal drama series. She is best known for her role as the Mexican-American DJ Carmen de la Pica Morales in The L Word, which she joined in its second season. Her character was written out before the start of the fourth season. She also appeared in HBO's The Sapranos. Sarah speaks English, Farsi and Spanish, and has a Brown belt in Karate.