Sheila Shah

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5' 6" (1.68 m)
Sheila Shah grew up in Montreal, and relocated to Toronto when she was 13 years old. Sheila speaks fluent Farsi, French and English. Sheila's true calling was evident throughout her early years, from dance performances to theatre and modeling, and in 2001, she won the title of Miss Iran of Canada. Late in 2007, she decided to relocate to Los Angeles to finally pursue what she truly loves: acting.Sheila continues to hone her craft with acting coaches Nikolai Guzov, Ivana Chubbuck, Margie Haber, and dialogue coach Bob & Claire Corff. She landed her first role as an FBI Agent in the feature film "Saw V" (2008) directed by David Hackl, followed by another horror/thriller film "The Tortured" starring Erica Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe, directed by Robert Lieberman. Sheila recently completed filming an action movie playing a lead role opposite Ving Rhames, also starring Robert Patrick and Pam Grier directed by Ryan Combs.Prior to dedicating herself to acting, and coming from conservative parents, Sheila was persuaded to study medicine. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, a Post Graduate Degree in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, and subsequently worked for six years in the pharmaceutical industry in both Toronto and Miami. While in Los Angeles taking acting lessons and going to auditions, Sheila fulfilled another passion, graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.The older sister of twin brothers, one with cerebral palsy, Sheila hopes to create awareness for the disease, and has devoted her spare time to helping cerebral palsy related organizations such as March of Dimes, Easter Seals and UCP. As an advocate, Sheila hopes to raise awareness by organizing unique fundraising events calling for ordinary citizens to join the campaign to find a solution to this neurological disease, improve the quality of life for those already afflicted, and to support research and education.
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