Jennifer Shah (born October 4, 1973)[1] is a former American television personality and convicted criminal. She is known as a cast member of the reality television series The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

Jen Shah
Born (1973-10-04) October 4, 1973 (age 49)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Utah (BS)[2]
Occupation
  • Television personality
Criminal chargeWire fraud
Criminal statusSentenced to 78 months in prison[3]
Spouse
(m. 1994)
[2]
Children2

Life and careerEdit

Shah is of Tongan and Hawaiian descent.[4] Originally a Mormon, she converted to Islam.[5] Shah is married to football coach Sharrieff Shah. They have two sons together.[6]

Shah starred on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, which premiered in November 2020.[7] In March 2021, she was criminally charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and wire fraud, pleading not guilty to both charges days later.[8][9] Her legal case was chronicled in the documentary film Housewife and the Shah Shocker, which premiered on Hulu in November that same year.[10] In July 2022, Shah pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In January 2023, Shah was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.[11] She will be subject to five years of supervised release upon release from prison.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020–2023 The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Herself Reality show; main cast [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jen Shah News". Us Weekly. July 28, 2022. Archived from the original on March 23, 2022. Retrieved January 28, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Palmer, Tamara (July 13, 2022). "Who Is Jen Shah's Husband? All About Sharrieff Shah". People. Archived from the original on July 13, 2022. Retrieved January 28, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Li, David K.; Reiss, Adam; Atkins, Chloe (January 7, 2023). "'Real Housewives' star Jen Shah sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for wire fraud". NBC News. Archived from the original on January 25, 2023. Retrieved January 28, 2023.
  4. ^ Walker, Jodi (November 12, 2020). "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season 1, episode 1 recap: M is for Mormon, P is for Perfect". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 15, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  5. ^ Yee, Lawrence (September 9, 2020). "'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' Cast Is Most Diverse in Franchise History". TheWrap. Archived from the original on November 1, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  6. ^ Gugliemi, Jodi (December 23, 2020). "RHOSLC's Jen Shah Says Her Marriage Hit 'Rock Bottom' Before She Went on Antidepressants". People. Archived from the original on February 1, 2021. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Gugliemi, Jodi (November 11, 2020). "Bravo Premieres The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City — and the Women Are Already Fighting". People. Archived from the original on January 26, 2021. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  8. ^ "Real Housewives star Jen Shah charged over 'US-wide' fraud scheme". BBC News. March 31, 2021. Archived from the original on February 6, 2022. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  9. ^ Aurthur, Kate (April 2, 2021). "'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' Star Jen Shah Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges, Bail Set for $1 Million". Variety. Archived from the original on February 6, 2022. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  10. ^ Schwartz, Arielle; Murphy, Eileen (November 29, 2021). "Inside 'Real Housewives' star Jen Shah's ongoing legal battle". ABC News. Archived from the original on November 29, 2021. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  11. ^ Atkins, Chloe; Winter, Tom; Lenthang, Marlene; Dasrath, Diana (July 11, 2022). "'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' star Jen Shah pleads guilty in wire fraud case". NBC News. Archived from the original on July 12, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.

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