- 01:38 PM, Sep 19
One of the models turned to be actresses, Angela Michelle Harmon is undoubtedly the perfect example of her ilk to reach fair success as a movie star in quite a short period. A daughter of professional fashion models, Larry Paul Harmon and Daphne Demar Caravageli, she was born on August 10, 1972, in Dallas, Texas and quickly followed her parents' path to have a career in modeling. At the age of 15, she already had become the winner of the national cover contest for Seventeen Magazine, beating other 63,000 teenagers to attend a national photo shoot in New York. However, it was not until this brown-eyed beauty won the Spectrum Model Search that she began to work as a professional model following her graduation from Highland Park High School in 1990. Settled down in New York, she then appeared in various magazines, such as Vogue, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Esquire while also walked the runways for some notable designers, like Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, and Ralph Lauren.
Her first foray into acting began when she was invited by David Hasselhoff to enter an audition for the female leading role in a spin-off of popular TV series, “Baywatch” (1989-2001), when they were on the same transcontinental flight. Even though her experience in acting at that time was none, the producers considered that she was the one who really fitted for the part, so Angie delightfully snapped this opportunity and soon appeared as detective Ryan McBride in “Baywatch Nights” by 1995. Joined the show until its end in 1997, she gained fair attention which led her to land other roles in the same year, such as those in John Duigan's drama effort, “Lawn Dogs”, and a short-lived TV series of “C-16: FBI” before joined the cast of “Law & Order” (1990) by 1998. Portraying an ambitious, headstrong assistant district attorney named Abbie Carmichael in this award-winning series of NBC, she was finally able to embrace the taste of fame as her enactment was hugely praised by both critics and audience.