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Angie Harmon
Born Angela Michelle Harmon
August 10, 1972 (1972-08-10) (age 37)
Dallas, Texas, US
Spouse(s) Jason Sehorn

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. She most recently starred in ABC's Tuesday evening drama Women's Murder Club.

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Biography

Early life

Harmon was born in Highland Park, Texas, the daughter of models Daphne Demar (née Caravageli) and Lawrence Paul "Larry" Harmon, who was also a hospital information network executive in Dallas.[1] Her mother is of Greek descent and her father is of Irish and Cherokee Native American ancestry.[2] Both of her parents were models in the 1970s. They divorced in 1982 and her father later remarried.

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 to IMG Models in New York City.

Career

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 early 2000s, Harmon became better known as playing Abbie Carmichael on the series Law & Order, a role she played from 1998 to 2001. During this time, she also voiced Barbara Gordon in the animated film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, replacing Stockard Channing, as well as appearing on Law & Order.

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 major role in Agent Cody Banks, playing the CIA handler of a teenage agent (Frankie Muniz). The film opened in March 2003 and became a minor hit, grossing $47 million.[5] Although Harmon was originally scheduled to appear in the sequel, the producers chose to take a more comedic approach, and replaced Harmon with Anthony Anderson.[6] 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. Despite testing highly with focus groups, the pilot was not picked up by ABC due to its high budget. She also starred in another failed television show on NBC, Inconceivable. The program was canceled after two episodes.

In 2007, she starred in another ABC pilot, Women's Murder Club.[7] The police drama was picked up, but cancelled after the first season with only 13 episodes produced and aired.

In April 2008 "Angie Harmon Goes Naked for Allure Magazine" featured Harmon as one of five actresses who strip down to their birthday suits for the May issue of Allure magazine. She appeared nude along with Gabrielle Union; Zoe McLellan of ABC's Dirty Sexy Money; singer and actress Jill Scott; and Ana Ortiz of Ugly Betty.[8]

Wizard of Oz stage show

In 1998, Angie Harmon was Dorothy, in a blue and white gingham dress and braided pigtails in the Wizard of Oz stage show. As with Harmon was Lara Teeter as the Scarecrow, J. Stephen Coyle as the Tin Man, Jay Leno as the Wizard, Julia Roberts as Glinda the Good Witch of the North, Eartha Kitt as the Wicked Witch of the West, Auntie Em was performed by Sonia Manzano, and Uncle Henry is performed by Emilio Delgiado.

Personal life

Harmon is married to former professional football player Jason Sehorn. The two were engaged on March 13, 2000. 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 where Angie was sitting, and knelt down on one knee in front of her chair and proposed. (She thought that he was in New York at the time.) They were married on June 9, 2001, and have three daughters; Finley Faith (born October 14, 2003 in Dallas, Texas), Avery Grace (born June 22, 2005, also in Dallas), and Emery Hope (born December 18, 2008).[9]

When it comes to parenting, Harmon's goal is to raise her daughters with a healthy dose of good manners as well as religion. "I don't think they get the concept of God yet, but we're working it in slowly. You have to make it fun," she says in a Cookie interview. She also makes sure she teaches her girls to have a sense of humor because in the end, everyone gets made fun of. With that, she and Sehorn affectionately refer to their tall daughters as Sasquatches. "We're hoping if they hear it at home, it won't hurt when they hear it at school."[10]

She is left-handed.

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

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
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)
Chuck[14] Sydney TV series (1 episode)

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/84/Angie-Harmon.html
  2. ^ Jenson, Wendy. "Time for the...Glamourous Actress Reality Check." Glamour. Apr. 2000: 288+
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Cinema Confidential". INTERVIEW: Angie Harmon on "Agent Cody Banks". http://www.cinecon.com/news.php?id=0303181. Retrieved March 23, 2006.  
  5. ^ "The Numbers". Frankie Muniz - Box Office Data Movie Star. http://www.the-numbers.com/people/FMUNI.html. Retrieved March 23, 2006.  
  6. ^ "About.com". Back as Agent Cody Banks. http://actionadventure.about.com/cs/weeklystories/a/aa031104.htm. Retrieved March 23, 2006.  
  7. ^ http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/entertainment_and_celebrities/cover_models/online_bonus
  8. ^ Angie Harmon Goes Naked for Allure Magazine
  9. ^ Ingrassia, Lisa. - "Angie Harmon Gives Birth to Third Daughter". - People. - (c/o People.com). - December 18, 2008.
  10. ^ Angie Harmon Celebrity Profile - Cookiemag.com
  11. ^ Follman, Mark. - "RNC bloggers gone wild!" - Salon.com. - September 1, 2004.
    —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.
    —Hayes, Stephen F. - "Celebrities for McCain". - The Weekly Standard. - August 26, 2008.
  13. ^ McKay, Hollie (November 23, 2009). "Angie Harmon Admires Sarah Palin's Courage, Supports Presidential Run". http://www.foxnews.com. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2009/11/23/angie-harmon-happy-sarah-palin-run-president/?test=faces. Retrieved 24 November 2009.  
  14. ^ Gina DiNunno (5 September 2009). "Angie Harmon Joins Chuck". TVGuide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Angie-Harmon-Joins-1009488.aspx. Retrieved 2009-09-08.  

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