Nadia Sahari was born in Lebanon and grew up in Dearborn, MI. As an entrepreneur, she has owned and operated a jewelry store, three fashion boutiques, a cell phone/pager store and a vitamin company with 33 employees. She has performed and taught belly dancing. After studying acting in Nevada and Texas, she became a professional actress, appearing in several recent episodes of Friday Night Lights and the feature film Conflict of Interest (with Michael Madsen and Lee Majors). Her role in the 2009 film Bandslam (with Lisa Kudrow and David Bowie), earned her a Screen Actors Guild membership. Sahari was invited to be a panelist on Oprah and has been featured as a magazine cover girl. She has also appeared on numerous national and international radio and television shows.
An activist for the rights of women and children, Sahari donates a portion of net proceeds from book sales to organizations that support victims of abuse.