Angela Michelle Harmon is an American actress and model. She was a professional model before gaining international fame for her roles in “Baywatch Nights” and as New York A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael on “Law & Order.” Take a look below for 23 more fun and interesting facts about Angie Harmon.
1. She starred as Detective Jane Rizzoli on the TNT series “Rizzoli & Isles.”
2. She was born on August 10, 1972, in Highland Park, Texas, the daughter of Daphne Demar and Lawrence Paul “Larry” Harmon, a hospital information network executive in Dallas, Texas.
3. Her father has German and Irish ancestry, while her mother is of Greek descent.
4. In an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?,” Harmon found that she had a German ancestor who served in George Washington‘s army during the Revolutionary War, and that ancestor later acquired land in Mercer County, Kentucky.
5. The land is still owned by a distant branch of her family.
6. Harmon worked as a child model, and in 1987 won a Seventeen Magazine modeling contest.
7. She attended Highland Park High School until 1990, where she was a member of the Highland Belles.
8. She won a Spectrum Model Search contest shortly afterward, subsequently pursued a successful modeling career, and became well known in the early 1990s.
9. She worked as a runway model for Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, and Donna Karan and appeared on the covers of Elle, Cosmopolitan and Esquire.
10. She is signed with IMG Models in New York City.
11. Harmon began acting in 1995 after being discovered on a plane by David Hasselhoff. She then had a leading role in “Baywatch Nights” and the short-lived “C-16: FBI.”
12. She also appeared in the 1998 film, “Lawn Dogs,” which received only a limited theatrical release.
13. In the late 1990s, Harmon became better known by joining the NBC series “Law & Order,” playing ADA Abbie Carmichael from 1998 to 2001.
14. During this time, she also voiced Barbara Gordon in the animated film “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker,” succeeding Stockard Channing in that role.
15. Harmon left “Law & Order” to concentrate on her film career, saying that she preferred working in film to television.
16. After appearing in the 2001 direct to video film “Good Advice,” she had a supporting role in “Agent Cody Banks,” playing the CIA handler of a teenage agent.
17. In 2006, Harmon co-starred with Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Woods in the direct to DVD political suspense drama “End Game.”
18. On March 13, 2000, Harmon became engaged to former NFL player Jason Sehorn. She was appearing as a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” when Leno called Sehorn out as a surprise guest.
19. Sehorn immediately walked up to her, knelt down on one knee and proposed. They were married on June 9, 2001.
20. They have three daughters: born in October, 2003, June, 2005, and December, 2008.
21. In November 2014, Harmon and Sehorn announced their separation after 13 years of marriage. The couple was divorced in 2016.
22. Harmon is a Republican.
23. She and Sehorn supported President George W. Bush and delivered a speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention.