Sarah Shahi

Actress Sarah Shahi earned a following after a pair of turns on two of cable television's most acclaimed and controversial series. She was the Mexican-American DJ romanced and dumped by her lesbian lover on "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09), and she played a savvy stripper who enjoys a peyote-fueled fling with Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) in the final season of "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). The widespread exposure that came with both parts, combined with her earthy sexuality-which was captured in several mens' magazine spreads, such as Maxim-greatly raised her profile. Costarring roles in the crime dramas "Life" (NBC 2007-09) and "Person of Interest" (CBS 2011-16) led to her first starring role in an updated reboot of of the beloved children's literature crime solver Nancy Drew in the series "Drew" (CBS 2016- ).