Angie Harmon

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Angie Harmon
Born Angela Michelle Harmon
(1972-08-10) August 10, 1972 (age 42)
Highland Park, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Jason Sehorn (m. 2001; separated 2014)
Children 3

Angela Michelle "Angie" Harmon (born August 10, 1972) is an American television and film actress and fashion model. She became a well-known model before gaining international fame for her roles in Baywatch Nights and Law & Order.

Since July 2010, she has starred as Detective Jane Rizzoli on the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.

Early life[edit]

Angie Harmon was born on August 10, 1972 in Highland Park, Texas, the daughter of Daphne Demar (née Caravageli) and Lawrence Paul "Larry" Harmon, a hospital information-network executive in Dallas.[1] Her mother is of Greek descent and her father is of Native American descent.

Harmon worked as a child model and in 1987, won a Seventeen modeling contest.[2] She attended Highland Park High School until 1990, where she was a member of the Highland Belles. One of her schoolmates was Stephanie March of Law & Order: SVU who was a sophomore when Harmon was a senior. She won a Spectrum Model Search contest shortly afterward, subsequently pursuing a successful modeling career and becoming well known in the early 1990s. She worked as a runway model for Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, and Donna Karan and appeared on the covers of ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. She is signed with IMG Models in New York City.

Career[edit]

Harmon began acting in 1995 after being discovered on a plane by David Hasselhoff.[3] She then starred in several television series, including Baywatch Nights, Baywatch and C-16: FBI. She also appeared in the 1998 film, Lawn Dogs, which received only a limited theatrical release. In the late 1990s, Harmon became better known by joining the long-running NBC series Law & Order, playing ADA Abbie Carmichael from 1998-2001. During this time, she also voiced Barbara Gordon in the animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, succeeding Stockard Channing in that role.

Harmon left Law & Order to concentrate on her film career, saying that she preferred working in film to television.[4] After appearing in the 2001 direct-to-video film Good Advice, she had a supporting role in Agent Cody Banks (2003), playing the CIA handler of a teenage agent (Frankie Muniz).[5] In 2006, Harmon co-starred with Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Woods in the direct-to-DVD political suspense drama End Game.

In 2006, Harmon starred as the lead in the ABC pilot Secrets of a Small Town, which did not go to series.[citation needed] She also starred in another failed television show on NBC, Inconceivable, which was canceled after two episodes. The following year, she starred in another ABC pilot, Women's Murder Club. The police drama was picked up, but only ten of the thirteen episodes aired.

Harmon was one of five actresses who posed discreetly nude for the May 2008 issue of Allure magazine, alongside Gabrielle Union, Zoe McLellan, Jill Scott, and Ana Ortiz.[6]

In 2010 Harmon hosted an Infomercial for "UpLiv", a stress management program and also appeared in an infomercial for Olay "Pro-X" wrinkle cream.[7][8]

Since July 2010, she has co-starred with Sasha Alexander in the TNT crime-drama series Rizzoli & Isles, playing Boston, Massachusetts, police detective Jane Rizzoli. The show premiered July 12, 2010.[9]

Harmon appears in the music video for Craig Morgan's "This Ole Boy," released in January 2012.

In July 2012, during promotions for a new season of Rizzoli And Isles, Harmon revealed on Conan O'Brien's late night series that she was a fan of and very interested in playing a movie version of the She-Hulk from Marvel Comics should such a movie become available.[10]

Harmon won Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series for Rizzoli & Isles at the 2012 Gracie Allen Awards.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Harmon is married to former NFL player Jason Sehorn.[12] The two were engaged on March 13, 2000.[13] Harmon was taping an interview segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno when Leno called Sehorn out as a surprise guest. Sehorn immediately walked up to Harmon, knelt down on one knee and proposed.[13] They were married on June 9, 2001,[14] and have three daughters:[15] Finley Faith (born October 14, 2003),[16] Avery Grace (born June 21, 2005), and Emery Hope (born December 18, 2008).[12]

Harmon is a Republican, and she and her husband delivered a speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention,[17][18] and supported John McCain for president in 2008.[19][20]

Harmon and Sehorn announced in November 2014 that they are separating after 13 years of marriage.[21]

Despite sharing the same last name, there is no relation between Angie Harmon and NCIS actor Mark Harmon. However coincidental, Harmon's co-star on Rizzoli & Isles, Sasha Alexander, used to co-star with Mark Harmon on NCIS before she departed the show in 2005.

Harmon is a devout Christian and has stressed the importance of prayer in her daily life.[22][23]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Lawn Dogs Pam
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Commissioner Barbara Gordon Voice
2001 Good Advice Page Hensen
2003 Agent Cody Banks Ronica Miles
2005 The Deal Anna
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Veronica Cleeman
2006 End Game Kate Crawford
2006 Glass House: The Good Mother Eve Goode Video
2007 Seraphim Falls Rose

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Renegade Debbie Prentice Episode: "Offshore Thunder"
1995–1997 Baywatch Nights Ryan McBride 44 episodes
1996 Baywatch Ryan McBride Episode: "Sail Away"
1997–1998 C-16: FBI Amanda Reardon 12 episodes
1998–2001 Law & Order A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael 72 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1999–2002)
1999–2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael 6 episodes
2000–2001 Batman Beyond Commissioner Barbara Gordon 3 episodes
2002 Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story Susan Wilson Movie
2005 Inconceivable Dr. Nora Campbell 10 episodes
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Bethany Steele Episode: "Pilot"
2007–2008 Women's Murder Club Inspector Lindsay Boxer 13 episodes
2008 Living Proof Lilly Tartikoff Movie
2009 Samantha Who? Gigi Episode: "The Other Woman"
2010 Chuck[24] Sydney Episode: "Chuck Versus Operation Awesome"
2010–present Rizzoli & Isles Jane Rizzoli Won—Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable Television Actress

References[edit]

  1. ^ FilmReference.com: Angie Harmon
  2. ^ "Seventeen’s most iconic covers!". Seventeen. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Angie Harmon". TV.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cinema Confidential". Interview: Angie Harmon on "Agent Cody Banks". Retrieved March 23, 2006.  (dead links as of at least June 22, 2010)
  5. ^ "Agent Cody Banks Movie Credits", MGM via About.com
  6. ^ "Actresses Go Naked for Magazine". New York Daily News. April 20, 2008. 
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004990/bio
  8. ^ 9.00 PM EDT 02.12.2010. "Angie Harmon, How Do You Keep Your Figure? Especially When You ‘Just Don’t Work Out Anymore?!’". Hollywoodlife.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ Moynihan, Rob. "Exclusive: Balthazar Getty Joins Rizzoli & Isles" TV Guide via Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 11, 2010
  10. ^ Team Coco (2012-07-31). "Angie Harmon Wants To Be A Lusty, Big-Busted She-Hulk - CONAN on TBS". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  11. ^ "2012 Gracie Awards". thegracies.org. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  12. ^ a b Ingrassia, Lisa. "Angie Harmon Gives Birth to Third Daughter". People via People.com, December 18, 2008.
  13. ^ a b Arbeiter, Michael (May 29, 2012). "Jay Leno's 20th Anniversary: 20 Memorable 'Tonight Show' Moments". Hollywood.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  14. ^ Miller, Samantha. "Dallas Delight - Weddings, Celebrity Weddings, Angie Harmon, Jason Sehorn". People.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  15. ^ "Angie Harmon Interview - Actress Angie Harmon Talks About Family Life". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Angie Harmon". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  17. ^ "Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon Deliver Remarks at the Republican National Convention", Political Transcript Wire, August 30, 2004, via HighBeam.com
  18. ^ Pugh Clifford. "Star Wattage Dimmer at GOP Convention: Republicans Attracting B-list of Entertainers", Houston Chronicle, August 31, 2004
  19. ^ Dinan, Stephen, and Ralph Z. Hallow. "Hollywood Conservatives to Rally for McCain: Event Coincides with Democratic Convention", The Washington Times, August 22, 2008
  20. ^ Hayes, Stephen F. "Celebrities for McCain", The Weekly Standard, August 26, 2008
  21. ^ "Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn Split". People Magazine. November 3, 2014. 
  22. ^ Martin, Sami K. "Harmon Christianity", The Christian Post, November 28, 2012
  23. ^ People Magazine "Harmon Christianity", People, November 28, 2012
  24. ^ Ausiello, Michael (September 4, 2009). "'Chuck' exclusive: Angie Harmon wants Capt. Awesome dead!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 22, 2010. 

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