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|Born||Margo Cathleen Harshman
March 4, 1986
San Diego, California, U.S.
Margo Cathleen Harshman (born March 4, 1986) is an American actress, best known for playing Tawny Dean on the Disney Channel series Even Stevens. She is also known for her role on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper's assistant, Alex Jensen, and on NCIS as Agent Timothy McGee's girlfriend, Delilah Fielding.
Harshman was born in San Diego, California. She has two older sisters, one older brother and one younger brother. Harshman lived in La Costa, San Diego County, California and attended school there until she was 12, after which she moved to Orange County, California. There she finished the rest of her schooling, first at Hewes Middle School and then at Foothill High School. She played softball for eight years but quit in favor of acting. Harshman now lives in Los Angeles.
On May 14, 2014, her mother, Janelle Harshman, passed away from breast cancer after a 20-year battle with the disease.
At the age of two, Harshman was entered into beauty pageants. At 3, she was involved in dance and gymnastics. At 5, she learned to play piano, and at 8, she began acting and met her first manager. She plays guitar, piano, and bass guitar.
Harshman starred on the short-lived shows Run of the House and Center of the Universe. In 2008, she co-starred in the film Keith alongside Jesse McCartney. She starred alongside fellow Disney Channel celebrities Raven-Symoné and Brenda Song in the movie College Road Trip. Harshman appeared in an episode of Grey's Anatomy in which she played the daughter of two parents caught in an 'uncomfortable' situation. In 2009, she took on a supporting role for the horror movie remake Sorority Row. She has also been in several films which, for unknown reasons, were not released.
She is currently appearing in the hit US comedy The Big Bang Theory as Alex Jensen, the assistant of Sheldon Cooper, and popular US drama series NCIS as Delilah Fielding, the girlfriend of Timothy McGee.
Awards and nominations
In 2005, Harshman was nominated for two awards at the Young Artist Awards, one for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special by a Supporting Young Actress for The Even Stevens Movie (2004) (TV) and the other for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) by a Supporting Young Actress for Even Stevens (2001). In 2009, Harshman won the ShoWest "Female Stars of Tomorrow" award at the ShoWest Convention along with fellow Sorority Row cast members Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung and Audrina Patridge.
|1997||The Elf Who Didn't Believe||Jolie|
|2001||Murphy's Dozen||Bridgett||Made for TV|
|2004||The Even Stevens Movie||Tawny Dean||Made for TV|
|Recipe for Disaster||Rebecca Korda||Made for TV|
|Titletown||Made for TV|
|2006||Hiding Victoria||Victoria Walker|
|The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend||Jane|
|Judy's Got a Gun||Maya Spektor||Made for TV|
|2008||Extreme Movie||Ted's Girlfriend||Deleted scene|
|College Road Trip||Katie|
|2009||Sorority Row||Charlene "Chugs" Bradley|
|2000–03||Even Stevens||Tawny Dean||Series regular
|2003–04||Run of the House||Brooke Franklin||Series regular
|2004||Center of the Universe||Sara||2 episodes:
"The Lake House" (season 1: episode 2)
"Good Parenting, Bad Parenting" (season 1: episode 4)
|Without a Trace||Harley Palmer||1 episode|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Jennifer Morris||1 episode|
|2007||Journeyman||Abby Armstrong||1 episode|
|2008||90210||Detention Girl||1 episode|
|Boston Legal||Margie Coggins||1 episode|
|2009||Modern Family||Jungle Tanya||Episode: "Fizbo"|
|2010||$#*! My Dad Says||Kim||1 episode|
|2012–2013||The Big Bang Theory||Alex Jensen||Recurring role, 4 episodes:
"The Higgs Boson Observation" (season 6: episode 3)
"The 43 Peculiarity" (season 6: episode 8)
"The Egg Salad Equivalency" (season 6: episode 12)
"The Tangible Affection Proof" (season 6: episode 16)
|2013–present||NCIS||Delilah Fielding||Recurring role|
|2013||Bones||Alison Kidman||1 episode: "The Fury in the Jury" (season 9: episode 9)|
- "Janelle Louise Harshman 1950 - 2014". legacy.com. May 21, 2014.
- "Bones Episode Guide 2013 Season 9 - The Fury in the Jury, Episode 9". TV Guide. Lions Gate Entertainment. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
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