With her latest horror Static coming out on the 15th of this month, July’s Hothouse Hottie is none other than the painstakingly beautiful American actress and former NFL cheerleader, Sarah Shahi.Static focuses on an author Jonathan and his wife Addie (played by Sarah Shahi) who are grieving over the loss of their son, Thomas. Jonathan copes by throwing himself into his work, while Addie takes to the bottle. Then the night Jonathan finishes his latest book Rachel (Sara Paxton) comes banging on the door and begging to be let in. She claims her car has broken down and that she’s being chased by a gas mask wearing gang. Read our full review of Static here.
Best known for her television work, one of Shahi’s first prominent roles was that of Jenny in Alias (2001-2002), a popular crime drama from J.J. Abrams that stars Jennifer Garner who plays an international spy who is recruited fresh out of college and trained for espionage and self-defence.
However, it was her 2005 role as Constance Welch / The Woman in White in television show Supernatural that first brought Shahi to our attention. Incredibly beautiful, sexy and tragic, Shahi put both the Supernatural boys and the audience through the ringer.
2005 proved to be a big year for Shahi with her also starring in crime thriller Sleeper Cell as well as joining the cast of The L Word as the fiery Mexican DJ Carmen de la Pica Morales (now there’s a mouthful).
Earlier this year, Shahi also played the role of Samantha Shaw in Person of Interest, a television show about a former CIA operative who is recruited by a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes.
Set for release later this year, Shahi takes on the role of a stripper/prostitute called Carla in a thriller entitled The Adventures of Beatle. You may also recognise her from her roles in Bullet to the Head, the recent film starring Sylvester Stallone and 2003’s Old School.
She also stars alongside Dexter star Michael C. Hall in The Trouble with Bliss, a comedy drama about a man in his mid-thirties whose life begins to unravel after he enters into a relationship with the daughter of a former high school friend, just in case you’re interested in that kind of thing…
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