Discovered by Robert Altman and current mämän (Colloquial Persian: Mom) to William Wolf Howey–whose father is Reba-actor Steve Howey–Sarah Shahi is starring in a new show: Facing Kate.
Facing Kate, which began shooting this past June in Vancouver, revolves around divorced super-attorney Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), who after the death of her law-firm-head dad, decides to become a mediator to settle conflicts.
Set to begin airing in January 2011 on the USA Network, Facing Kate also stars Lauren Reed (Virginia Williams): Kate’s new boss, and her stepmother, Justin Patrick (Michael Trucco): Kate’s ex-husband, a lawyer for the District Attorney, and Leonardo Prince (Baron Vaughn): Kate’s assistant.
USA president of original programming and UCP co-head Jeff Wachtel says of Shahi’s character: “This is someone who lives in a world of a constant conflict [whereas] with traditional lawyers, it’s always one wins, one loses; in mediation, the goal is to have win-win.”
Previously on Showtime’s critically acclaimed series The L Word, where she played “Carmen” a bilingual production assistant who spends her evenings as a DJ, Shahi recently completed the independent film East Fifth Bliss starring opposite Lucy Liu and Michael C. Hall.
Click here for a quick peek at Facing Kate.