Angela Michelle Harmon Sehorn is a socially conservative Republican. In 2004, she and her husband, former NFL wide receiver Jason Sehorn, delivered remarks to the Republican National Convention. She is just one of a growing contingent of unapologetic and outspoken conservative Hollywood stars. In the 2008 presidential campaign she openly supported Arizona Sen. John McCain, telling US Weekly in February 2008 that "There are a lot more people in LA voting for McCain than you think. We have an underground Republican Party!" She attended several fund-raisers for McCain in 2008, including one with President Bush in July.
Harmon was born in Highland Park, Tex. (near Dallas) on Aug. 10, 1972 to models Daphne Demar and Lawrence Paul Harmon. Her parents were divorced 10 years later. Harmon got her start in modeling in 1988, when she won a modeling contest for Seventeen Magazine at age 15. In the early 1990s, she became well known as a runway model for a number of big-name designers. She remains signed as a model with IMG Modeling in New York.
Rise as an Actress:
While in Manhattan, Harmon fell in love with acting. In 1995, she was discovered by actor David Hasslehoff, who helped get her roles in Baywatch and Baywatch Nights, along with roles in other short-running TV dramas. In 1998, she landed the role of Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on the hit show Law & Order. The role earned her instant recognition, and opened the door to other opportunities.
Career and Philanthropy:
By 2001, Harmon was an established celebrity, and decided to call it quits on Law & Order to focus on a blossoming film career. She did several voice-overs and direct-to-video productions and in 2003, she landed a lead role as the handler of a teenage spy in Agent Cody Banks. Despite the success of the film, Harmon was not asked to return in the sequel. She returned to television, doing some pilots, but none were successful until The Women's Murder Club in 2007. The show was canceled after 13 episodes. She has donated time and money to several causes including the CJ Foundation for SIDS and the HollyRod Foundation.
Harmon was introduced to her husband, former New York Giants safety and FOX NFL analyst Jason Sehorn by a mutual friend. The two were engaged in March 2000, when Sehorn surprised Harmon during a taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, got down on one knee and proposed to her on the air. She said yes and the two were wed on June 9, 2001. The couple has three daughters, Finley Faith, Avery Grace and Emery Hope. The family splits time between residences in Los Angeles and Texas.