Shahi flies back and forth as often as she can between her home base of Los Angeles (where her husband, “Shameless” actor Steve Howey, 36, lives with their 4-year-old son, William Wolf) and Brooklyn, where she is renting an apartment in Williamsburg until “Person of Interest” wraps in April.Filming takes place five or six days a week, with call times usually between 6 a.m. Shahi rarely leaves the set until late in the evening. I don’t think I could ever be [exactly] like her, but she taps into different parts of my personality.” In recent weeks, the tough-girl character suffered the indignity of posing as a yoga instructor to trap a potential criminal through a dating site.The 18-year-old actress shared a series of photos on Instagram and Snapchat of herself and pals, including Modern Family costar Nolan Gould, relaxing by the water.In one shot, Winter and her friend Jessie Berg stuck their bikini-clad backsides toward the camera as they looked out at the ocean while aboard a boat.“The more contradictions I can find in my clothing, the more attracted I am to it,” says the 34-year-old actress, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader whose style inspirations include Kate Moss and Winona Ryder, pioneers of the thrown-together “anti-fashion” look of the 1990s.
"She has been split up with Matthew for several months.
The couple started dating more than a decade ago, after working together on the set of “Reba,” on which Shahi was a guest star and Howey had a regular role.
“It was kind of full-on from the moment we met,” she recalls.
“It’s pretty fun,” says Shahi, who first took up martial arts in her native Euless, Texas, as a teen before performing musical theater at Southern Methodist University and auditioning to become a cheerleader with the Cowboys.
A keen markswoman in real life (she owns a 9mm gun), Shahi does most of her own stunts.