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Angela Michelle "Angie" Harmon (born August 10, 1972) is an American fashion model and television/film actress. She became a well-known model in the 1990s and developed a career as a television star after roles on Baywatch Nights and Law & Order.

Early life

Harmon was born 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 Irish, Scottish and Cherokee Native American ancestry.[2][3] Both of her parents were models in the 1970s.[1] They divorced in 1982, and her father later remarried.[citation needed]

Harmon worked as a child model and in 1988, won a Seventeen modeling contest. She attended Highland Park High School until 1990, where she was a member of the Highland Belles. 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

Harmon began acting in 1995 after being discovered on a plane by David Hasselhoff.[citation needed] 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. The program 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, along Gabrielle Union, Zoe McLellan, Jill Scott, and Ana Ortiz.[6]

Harmon co-stars with Sasha Alexander in the TNT crime-drama series Rizzoli & Isles, playing Boston, Massachusetts, police detective Jane Rizzoli. The show premiered July 12, 2010.[7]

Personal life

Harmon is married to former professional football player Jason Sehorn.[8] The two were engaged on March 13, 2000.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] They were married on June 9, 2001,[citation needed] and have three daughters;[9] Finley Faith (born October 14, 2003 in Dallas, Texas),[citation needed] Avery Grace (born June 22, 2005, also in Dallas),[citation needed] and Emery Hope (born December 18, 2008).[8]

Harmon is a Republican. She and her husband delivered a speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention,[10][11] and supported John McCain for president in 2008.[12][13] She has also said that she would support Sarah Palin were she to run for President in 2012.[14]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Renegade Debbie Prentice TV series
"Offshore Thunder" (1 episode)
1995–1997 Baywatch Nights Ryan McBride TV series
1996 Baywatch Ryan McBride TV series
"Sail Away" (1 episode)
1997 Lawn Dogs Pam
1997–1998 C-16: FBI Amanda Reardon TV series
1998–2001 Law & Order A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael TV series
1999–2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael TV series (6 episodes)
2000–2001 Batman Beyond Commissioner Barbara Gordon "King's Ransom" (1 episode)
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Commissioner Barbara Gordon Voice
2001 Good Advice Page Hensen
2002 Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story Susan Wilson
2003 Agent Cody Banks Ronica Miles
2005 The Deal Anna
Inconceivable Dr. Nora Campbell Fall
Fun with Dick and Jane Veronica Cleeman
2006 End Game Kate Crawford
Secrets of a Small Town Bethany Steele
Glass House: The Good Mother Eve Goode
2007 Seraphim Falls Rose
2007–2008 Women's Murder Club Inspector Lindsay Boxer TV series
2008 Living Proof Lilly Tartikoff
2009 Samantha Who? Gigi TV series (1 episode)
2010 Chuck[15] Sydney TV series (1 episode)
Rizzoli & Isles Jane Rizzoli Main Role

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 FilmReference.com: Angie Harmon
  2. Jenson, Wendy. "Time for the...Glamourous Actress Reality Check." Glamour. Apr. 2000: 288+
  3. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mjw1954&id=I94680
  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. Moynihan, Rob. "Exclusive: Balthazar Getty Joins Rizzoli & Isles" TV Guide via Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 11, 2010
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ingrassia, Lisa. "Angie Harmon Gives Birth to Third Daughter". People via People.com, December 18, 2008.
  9. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/celebrity/angie-harmon-family-life
  10. "Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon Deliver Remarks at the Republican National Convention", Political Transcript Wire, August 30, 2004, via HighBeam.com
  11. Pugh Clifford. "Star Wattage Dimmer at GOP Convention: Republicans Attracting B-list of Entertainers", Houston Chronicle, August 31, 2004
  12. Dinan, Stephen, and Ralph Z. Hallow. "Hollywood Conservatives to Rally for McCain: Event Coincides with Democratic Convention", The Washington Times, August 22, 2008
  13. Hayes, Stephen F. "Celebrities for McCain", The Weekly Standard, August 26, 2008
  14. McKay, Hollie (November 23, 2009). "Angie Harmon Admires Sarah Palin's Courage, Supports Presidential Run". Associated Press via Fox News. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  15. Ausiello, Michael (4 September 2009). "'Chuck' exclusive: Angie Harmon wants Capt. Awesome dead!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

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