- Is a descendant of Fath Ali Shah, a 19th century Iranian ruler.
- Former cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys.
- Won the Miss Fort Worth beauty pageant in 1997.
- Appeared on the cover of the 2000 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Calendar.
- Director Robert Altman encouraged her to move out to Hollywood and try her hand at acting after she appeared as an extra in his movie Dr. T and the Women.
- Participated in a USO tour, entertaining U.S. troops in Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Italy.
- Speaks fluent English and Farsi.
- Knox Blue Howey — Son
- Abbas Shahi — Father
- Steve Howey — Husband
- Violet Moon Howey — Daughter
- William Wolf Howey — Son
- Mahmonir Shahi — Mother
- Attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States