Margo Harshman

Margo Cathleen Harshman (born March 4, 1986)[1] is an American actress known for her role as Tawny Dean on Even Stevens,[2] her role as Alex Jensen (Sheldon Cooper's assistant) on The Big Bang Theory,[3] and her role as Delilah Fielding-McGee (Timothy McGee's paraplegic wife) on NCIS.[4]

Margo Harshman
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Harshman in 2009
Margo Cathleen Harshman

(1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 35)
Years active1997–present

Early life and familyEdit

Margo Harshman was born in San Diego, San Diego County, California.[1] Daughter of David James Harshman and wife Janelle Louise Sorenson, who died on May 14, 2014 after a 20 year battle with breast cancer, she has two older sisters,[1] an older brother[1] and a younger brother. She's related to former baseball pitcher Jack Harshman and University of Washington state university basketball coach Marv Harshman. Her patrilineal surname was spelled Hirschmann many generations back, originating with her German ancestors.

Paternal granddaughter of Ray or Roy Eugene Harshman (b. Cridersville, Auglaize County, Ohio, son of George Wilbur Harshman and wife Velma Louise or Lois Anderson, paternal grandson of Martin Kassner Harshman and wife Sarah Ann Shaffer and maternal grandson of William Edward Anderson and wife Cora Belle Pierson) and wife Emma Jeanne Budd (b. Michigan, daughter of Willard John Budd and wife Margaret Irene Wallace, paternal granddaughter of Clark Christian Budd and wife Eliza Emmaline Emma Rundio or Rudio and maternal granddaughter of George Frederick Wallace and wife Mary Elma Parlett or Parlette).

Maternal granddaughter of Vernon Clyde Sorenson (b. Minnesota, son of Clyde Rudolf Sorenson (b. Minnesota) and wife Christine J. Peterson or Petersen (b. South Dakota), paternal grandson of Henry Christian Sorenson (b. Denmark) and wife Anna Sophia Stangeland (b. Denmark), and maternal grandson of ... (b. Norway) and wife ... (b. Denmark)) and wife Evelyn Genell Knous (b. Ohio, daughter of Clifford Allen Knous and wife Stella Leota Gallimore, paternal granddaughter of James William Knous and wife Hannah Elizabeth Cowhick and maternal granddaughter of Samuel Wesley Gallimore and wife Minia or Mina or Mima Howell).

Her maternal grandfather was of three quarters Danish and one quarter Norwegian descent. Her other ancestry is German, Swiss-German, English, Irish, Scottish and distant French.

Harshman lived in La Costa, San Diego County, California and attended school there until she was 12, after which she moved to Orange County, California. There she finished the rest of her education, first at Hewes Middle School and then at Foothill High School, where she attended one of her school dances with Shia LaBeouf. In August 2002, she became a freshwoman in Community College.

Personal LifeEdit

She married Austen Hooks in 2017, but the couple filed for divorce on November 29, 2018 after an eight week long separation. Harshman now lives in Los Angeles.


At the age of two, Harshman's grandmother entered her in a beauty pageant.[1] At three, she was involved in dance and gymnastics. At five, she learned to play piano, and at eight, she began acting and met her first manager.[citation needed]

She has appeared in The Big Bang Theory as Alex Jensen, the assistant of Sheldon Cooper,[3] and in NCIS as Delilah Fielding,[4] an intelligence analyst in a wheelchair at the US Department of Defense and the wife of Timothy McGee. Harshman starred on the short-lived TV shows Run of the House and Center of the Universe. Her movie appearances include The Even Stevens Movie, Sorority Row and College Road Trip.

Awards and nominationsEdit

In 2005, Harshman was nominated for two awards at the Young Artist Awards, one for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special by a Supporting Young Actress for The Even Stevens Movie (2004)[5] (TV) and the other for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) by a Supporting Young Actress for Even Stevens (2001).[6] In 2009, Harshman won the ShoWest "Female Stars of Tomorrow" award at the ShoWest Convention along with fellow Sorority Row cast members Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung and Audrina Patridge.[7][8]



Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1997 The Elf Who Didn't Believe Jolie Film debut [9]
2001 Murphy's Dozen Bridget [citation needed]
2003 Recipe for Disaster Rebecca Korda [10]
2003 The Even Stevens Movie Tawny Dean [11]
2005 Fellowship Gina [citation needed]
2006 Simon Says Kate [12]
2006 Hiding Victoria Victoria Walker [citation needed]
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Tricia Rawlins [13][14]
2007 Judy's Got a Gun Maya Spektor [citation needed]
2008 College Road Trip Katie [15][16][17]
2008 Keith Brooke [citation needed]
2008 From Within Sadie [citation needed]
2008 Legacy Nina Also known as Pretty Little Devils [citation needed]
2008 Extreme Movie Ted's Girlfriend [citation needed]
2009 Fired Up! Sylvia [18]
2009 Sorority Row Charlene "Chugs" Bradley [19][20][21][22][23]
2015 Toxin Mandy [citation needed]
2016 Love on the Vines Diana Armstrong Hallmark Channel [citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2000–2003 Even Stevens Tawny Dean 47 episodes [24][better source needed]
2003–2004 Run of the House Brooke Franklin Main cast [25]
2004 Without a Trace Harley Palmer Episode: "Bait" [citation needed]
2004 Center of the Universe Sara 2 episodes [citation needed]
2005 Everwood Maura Episode: "Put on a Happy Face" [citation needed]
2006 Grey's Anatomy Jennifer Morris Episode: "Oh, the Guilt" [citation needed]
2007 Journeyman Abby Armstrong Episode: "Winterland" [citation needed]
2008 90210 Detention girl Episode: "Hollywood Forever" [citation needed]
2008 Boston Legal Margie Coggins Episode: "Juiced" [citation needed]
2009 Modern Family Jungle Tanya Episode: "Fizbo" [citation needed]
2010 $h*! My Dad Says Kim Episode: "Family Dinner for Schmucks" [citation needed]
2012 House Melissa Episode: "Love Is Blind" [26]
2012 Bent Screwsie 6 episodes [27][3]
2012–2013 The Big Bang Theory Alex Jensen 4 episodes [3][28]
2013 Betas Lisa 4 episodes [29][30]
2013 Bones Alison Kidman Episode: "The Fury in the Jury" [citation needed]
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation April Brock Episode: "Rubbery Homicide" [citation needed]
2013–present NCIS Delilah Fielding 16 episodes [28][4]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist Notes Ref(s)
2009 "Get U Home" Shwayze [31]


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  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (January 10, 2014). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. McFarland. p. 313. ISBN 978-0-7864-8641-0. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d RAFTERY, LIZ (September 17, 2012). "Bent's Margo Harshman Joins The Big Bang Theory". Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "'NCIS' Season 16 Air Date, Spoilers: The McGee Family May Be the Show's Solution to a Dwindling Cast". EconoTimes. August 21, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Winners and Nominees". Young Artist Foundation. Archived from the original on March 17, 2005.
  6. ^ "Winners and Nominees". Young Artist Foundation. Archived from the original on March 17, 2005.
  7. ^ "'Sorority' girls honored as ShoWest Female Stars of Tomorrow". LA Times Blogs. March 20, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  8. ^ Kay, Jeremy (March 19, 2009). "Sorority Row cast named Showest Female Stars Of Tomorrow". ScreenDaily. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "The Elf Who Didn't Believe". Radio Times. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  10. ^ HEFFLEY, LYNNE (May 16, 2003). "'Recipe' reheats tired fare". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Even Stevens Movie". Disney Movies. Archived from the original on July 12, 2013.
  12. ^ Harvey, Dennis (June 18, 2007). "Simon Says". Variety. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  13. ^ Weissberg, Jay (May 5, 2007). "Rise: Blood Hunter". Variety. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  14. ^ Collura, Scott (May 6, 2007). "Tribeca 07: Rise: Blood Hunter - IGN". IGN. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  15. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (March 7, 2008). "MOVIE REVIEW - 'COLLEGE ROAD TRIP'". The New York Times. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  16. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (March 6, 2008). "College Road Trip review". Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  17. ^ Addiego, Walter (March 7, 2008). "Review: 'College Road Trip' too dumbed down". SFGATE. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Fired Up! (2009)". BFI. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  19. ^ "Sisters in a Slasher: 'Sorority Row' on DVD". Washington Post. February 22, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  20. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (September 11, 2009). "Sorority Row Review". IGN. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  21. ^ OWEN, ROB (September 11, 2009). "'Sorority Row' pledges to uphold the familiar slasher film tradition". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  22. ^ "Review: Sorority Row.(15)". Lancashire Telegraph. September 11, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  23. ^ "Sorority Row". Time Out Worldwide. September 8, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  24. ^ Oswald, Anjelica (June 1, 2018). "WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The cast of 'Even Stevens' 15 years later". Insider. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  25. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (September 11, 2003). "TELEVISION REVIEW; Just Like Your Neighbors (if You Live in a Sitcom)". The New York Times. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  26. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (March 20, 2012). "'House': 'Love Is Blind' recap". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  27. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (March 20, 2012). "Restoration Comedy, Of a Sort". The New York Times. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  28. ^ a b Jeffery, Morgan (July 31, 2013). "'Big Bang Theory' star joins 'NCIS'". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  29. ^ Mlot, Stephanie (November 22, 2013). "Amazon Original Series, 'Betas,' Tackles the Startup Life". PCMag UK. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  30. ^ Wiegand, David (November 20, 2013). "'Betas' review: Clever tech sitcom tries too hard". SFGATE. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  31. ^ Ditzian, Eric (August 28, 2009). "Shwayze Stages 'Hot, Sweaty, Sexy Dance Party' For 'Get U Home' Video". MTV News. Retrieved December 8, 2020.

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