It shouldn’t be all that surprising, but Sarah Shahi has been gainfully employed as an actor since her time on “Chicago Fire” came to an end. Shahi had, after all, been working as a professional actor for over a decade before making her debut on that NBC series, having previously appeared in films and television series like “Alias,” “Old School,” “The L Word,” and “Psych.” However, Shahi’s parts in those projects were very much supporting roles, and even if her turn as Renée Royce on “Chicago Fire” was as well, her presence on the show undoubtedly helped raise her profile.
Coming near the tail end of her initial run on “Chicago Fire,” Shahi scored a steady gig on CBS’ “Person of Interest” that began in 2013 and ended in 2016. After a 50-episode run on that show, Shahi went on to claim a leading role in NBC’s short-lived sci-fi drama “Reverie” (via IMDb). The actress also appeared opposite Kevin Bacon in Showtime’s gritty crime saga “City on a Hill,” and recently wooed Nathan Fillion in his ongoing ABC hit series, “The Rookie.” Additionally, Shahi shared the screen with the great Dolly Parton in the famed country singer’s 2019 Netflix series, “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.” Meanwhile, Shahi most recently starred as the lead of Netflix’s steamy summer hit “Sex/Life,” which already has a second season in the works.
As for what’s next for Sarah Shahi, it’s worth noting that she’s about to return to the big screen as Adrianna Tomaz (AKA Isis) in Dwayne Johnson’s superpowered “Shazam!” spin-off “Black Adam,” which is set to arrive in theaters in July 2022.