Despite what most people might believe, Angie Harmon didn't start her career out in acting. Harmon had been working in the modeling industry since she was a child before she was discovered by David Hasselhoff when they ran into each other on the same flight. He asked if she had ever done acting work and before she knew it, she had a spot on Hasselhoff's new series Baywatch Nights. Since then Harmon moved from modeling to acting and became a hit crime drama icon on Rizzoli & Isles.
But to understand how Harmon became the star she is today you have to take a look back at her career from where it all began. Here are nine times you might have seen Angie Harmon elsewhere on TV.
Baywatch and Baywatch Nights (1995 - 1997)
In one of her first television performances, Angie Harmon starred as Ryan McBride in the Baywatch spin-off series Baywatch Nights. As mentioned earlier, she was discovered by David Hasselhoff, who asked her to be on his new Baywatch Nights series. She went on to be part of the main cast and even guest starred on Baywatch as Ryan McBride as well.
C-16: FBI (1997-1998)
In the short-lived series C-16: FBI, Harmon starred as Special Agent Amanda Reardon. The series followed the adventures of Criminal Division Squad 16, part of the Los Angeles field office of the FBI who do what's necessary to catch the bad guys even if it goes against the book.
Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU (1998-2001)
Harmon starred as ADA Abbie Carmichael in Law & Order and made a few guest appearances on Law & Order: SVU. Having little faith in criminal rehabilitation programs, Carmichael often found herself at odds with Jack McCoy, whose office she worked for as an assistant.
Batman Beyond (2000)
In her first voice-acting role, Harmon voiced the part of Commissioner Barbara Gordan in the Batman Beyond animated series. She would also return for the role in the follow-up movie Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.
In another series that wasn't able to last beyond the first season, Harmon starred as Dr. Nora Campbell in Inconceivable. The series told the life and stories of doctors and patients at a fertility clinic.
Women’s Murder Club (2007-2008)
Before she was Jane Rizzoli, Harmon was Detective Lindsay Boxer in Women's Murder Club. Together with a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter, and a young assistant district attorney, they worked to solve homicide cases all across New York City.
Samantha Who? (2009)
Harmon makes a guest-star appearance on the series Samantha Who? In the episode "The Other Woman" she plays none other than the other woman herself as "Gigi," who is the ex-wife of one of the main cast members, Winston Funk.
In a rare villain role for Harmon, she guest starred as an operative from The Ring, Sydney Prince, on Chuck. As Sydney she kidnaps Chuck's brother-in-law Devon in an attempt to recruit him to join her evil organization thinking he was a spy.
Voltron: Legendary Defender (2017-2018)
Following the conclusion of Rizzoli & Isles, Angie Harmon made her second voice-acting appearance on the Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender as Lady Trigel. In the reboot of the classic 80's cartoon Lady Trigel appeared in flashbacks as one of the original paladins of Voltron.
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