Margo Harshman

Margo Harshman Biography

Margo Cathleen Harshman (born March 4, 1986) is an American actress, best known for playing Tawny Dean on the Disney Channel series Even Stevens.

Personal life

Harshman was born in San Diego, California. She has two older sisters, one older brother and one younger brother. 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 schooling, first at Hewes Middle School and then at Foothill High School. She played softball for eight years but quit in favor of acting. Harshman now lives in Los Angeles.

She is related to former professional baseball pitcher Jack Harshman and former Washington State University and University of Washington basketball coach Marv Harshman.


At the age of two, Harshman was entered into beauty pageants. At 3, she was involved in dance and gymnastics. At 5, she learned to play piano, and at 8, she began acting and met her first manager. She plays guitar, piano, and bass guitar.

Harshman starred on the short-lived shows Run of the House and Center of the Universe. In 2008, she co-starred in the film Keith alongside Jesse McCartney. She starred alongside fellow Disney Channel celebrities Raven-Symoné and Brenda Song in the movie College Road Trip. Harshman appeared in an episode of Grey's Anatomy in which she played the daughter of two parents caught in an 'uncomfortable' situation. In 2009, she took on a supporting role for the horror movie remake Sorority Row. She has also been in several films which, for unknown reasons, were not released.

From October 2012, Harshman will play Sophie Sheridan in the national tour of Mamma Mia!.

She is currently appearing in the hit US comedy The Big Bang Theory as Alex Jensen, the assistant of Sheldon Cooper.

Awards and nominations

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) (TV) and the other for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) by a Supporting Young Actress for Even Stevens (2001). 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Elf Who Didn't Believe Jolie
2001 Murphy's Dozen Bridgett Made for TV
2004 The Even Stevens Movie Tawny Dean Made for TV
Recipe for Disaster Rebecca Korda Made for TV
Titletown Made for TV
2005 Fellowship Gina
2006 Hiding Victoria Victoria Walker
Simon Says Kate
The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend Jane
2007 Rise Tricia Rawlins
Judy's Got a Gun Maya Spektor Made for TV
2008 Extreme Movie Ted's Girlfriend Deleted scene
Legacy Nina
From Within Sadie
Keith Brooke
College Road Trip Katie
2009 Sorority Row Charlene "Chugs" Bradley
Fired Up Sylvia
2012 Mentryville Mandy


Year Title Role Notes
2001-04 Even Stevens Tawny Dean Series regular
47 episodes
2003-04 Run of the House Brooke Franklin Series regular
19 episodes
2004 Center of the Universe Sara 2 episodes:
"The Lake House" (season 1: episode 2)
"Good Parenting, Bad Parenting" (season 1: episode 4)
Without a Trace Harley Palmer 1 episode
2005 Everwood Maura 1 episode
2006 Grey's Anatomy Jennifer Morris 1 episode
2007 Journeyman Abby Armstrong 1 episode
2008 90210 Detention Girl 1 episode
Boston Legal Margie Coggins 1 episode
2009 Modern Family Jungle Tanya 1 episode
2010 $#*! My Dad Says Kim 1 episode
2012 House Melissa 1 episode
Bent Screwsie Series regular
6 episodes
2012"present The Big Bang Theory Alex Jensen Recurring role, 4 episodes:
"The Higgs Boson Observation" (season 6: episode 3)
"The 43 Peculiarity" (season 6: episode 8)
"The Egg Salad Equivalency" (season 6: episode 12)
"The Tangible Affection Proof" (season 6: episode 16)
2013-present NCIS Delilah Recurring role

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