Aahoo Jahansouzshahi, known professionally as Sarah Shahi,Persian: آهو جهانسوز سارا شاهی ; is an American actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Carmen on The L Word in 2008, Kate Reed in the USA Network legal drama Fairly Legal (2011–2012), and Sameen Shaw on the CBS crime drama Person of Interest (2012–2016). She has also appeared as the main female role Det. Dani Reese in Life, and in a supporting role in Alias. In 2018, she starred in the series Reverie. In 2019, she appeared in a recurring role in City on a Hill on Showtime and appeared in seven episodes of the series The Rookie as romantic interest Jessica Russo.