The exclusive bubble known as Hollywood is like a small island with too many people, which is why not every actor can expect to be famed at the same level as Jennifer Lawrence, despite their talent. For years Angie Harmon has been on the scene and many Millennials may not know who this badass is, which is why will serve as your Angie Harmon wiki.
Chances are you’ve seen her face a hundred times—especially if you watch Rizzoli & Isles— but never really knew her name or watched her career much. Granted she’s not as famous as Taylor Swift or Gwyneth Paltrow—but a rose by any other name, right? She may not be in everything, like Kevin Hart, but everything she’s in is always worth watching.
Who is Angie Harmon?
Angela Michelle Harmon was born on August 10, 1972 in Highland Park, Texas. Before acting, the 43-year-old was a model and both her parents were models as well. Her parents, Lawrence (Larry) Harmon and Daphne Caravageli, divorced when she was a toddler. Harmon is of Greek ancestry on her mother’s side and English, German, Irish, and Scottish on her dad’s side. She also has no relation to NCIS actor, Mark Harmon. Harmon was married to Jason Sehorn of the New York Giants and they have three daughters together.
Before acting in TV shows and movies, Harmon won a contest that put her on the cover of Seventeen magazine. After graduating from Highland Park High School, Harmon was walking runways wearing Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Versace. She continued to model for the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire.
After moving to L.A., Harmon was discovered by actor-producer, David Hasselhoff, who was on Baywatch at the time; he offered her the lead role on Baywatch Nights, the detective spin-off. She would then get her breakout role in Law & Order as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael in 1998, and go on to reprise the role in episodes of Law & Order: SVU. One of her most notable movie roles is as a CIA handler to Frankie Muniz in 2003’s Agent Cody Banks. She currently stars in the crime drama Rizzoli & Isles as Jane Rizzoli, a Boston detective who works with a doctor named Isles (played by Sasha Alexander). For a while, she seemed to struggle professionally but has made a home for herself on the show.
Harmon’s husband, Jason Sehorn, proposed to her on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2000 and the couple has three daughters: Finley, Avery, and Emery Sehorn. The couple separated in 2014 due to distance, putting an end to 13 years of marriage.
For all you Angie Harmon fans, Rizzoli & Isles returns for its seventh season on June 6.