ACTORS Angie and Mark Harmon are known for their crime stopping roles in their respective American crime drama series.
Coincidentally both Angie and Mark share the same last name and played similar roles in the shows NCIS and Rizzoli & Isles, however, the actors are not related.
Who is Angie Harmon?
Angie Harmon, 48, is an American actress and model who is best known for her role as Detective Jane Rizzoli on the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.
Angie also played Ronica Miles in Agent Cody Banks.
Angie also had roles on Baywatch Nights and Law & Order.
However, before gaining international fame, Angie was a professional model, who won the 1987 Seventeen modeling contest.
She became a well-known model in the early 1990s, as she walked the runway for high-end fashion brands like, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan.
Who is Mark Harmon?
Mark Harmon, 69, is an American actor, producer and former football quarterback.
Despite being the starting quarterback for the 1972 and 1973 UCLA Bruins, Mark never entered the NFL Draft.
Instead, he garnered international attention with his role on St. Elsewhere - which led to him being named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People in 1986.
After spending the majority of the 1990s as a character actor, he played Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, where he received a Emmy Award nomination in 2002.
His character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, was introduced on NCIS in 2003, which is a role he continues to fill today.
Are Angie Harmon and Mark Harmon related?
Despite the coincidence that both Angie and Mark have the same last name, the actors are not related.
Mark was born back in 1951 in Burbank, California to two famous parents.
His mother was Hollywood starlet Elyse Knox and appeared in films like The Mummy’s Tomb and Army Wives.
Mark’s father was an American football player and war hero called Tom Harmon.
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On the other hand, Angie was born in Highland Park, Texas in 1972.
Her mother was Daphne Demar, and her father Larry Hermon was a hospital executive.
Her mother is of Greek descent while her father has German and Irish ancestry.