Margo Harshman

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Margo Harshman
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Born Margo Cathleen Harshman
(1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 29)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

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

She is also known for her role on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper‘s assistant, Alex Jensen, and on NCIS as Agent Timothy McGee‘s girlfriend, Delilah Fielding.

Personal life[edit]

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. 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.

On May 14, 2014, her mother, Janelle Harshman, died from breast cancer after a 20-year battle with the disease.[1]


At the age of two, Harshman was entered into beauty pageants.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

She has appeared in the US comedy The Big Bang Theory as Alex Jensen, the assistant of Sheldon Cooper, and in the popular US drama series NCIS as Delilah Fielding, the girlfriend of Timothy McGee.

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 Film debut
2001 Murphy’s Dozen Bridget
2003 Recipe for Disaster Rebecca Korda
2003 The Even Stevens Movie Tawny Dean
2005 Fellowship Gina
2006 Simon Says Kate
2006 Hiding Victoria Victoria Walker
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Tricia Rawlins
2007 Judy’s Got A Gun Maya Spektor
2008 College Road Trip Katie
2008 Keith Brooke
2008 From Within Sadie
2008 Pretty Little Devils Nina Also known as Legacy
2008 Extreme Movie Ted’s Girlfriend
2009 Fired Up! Sylvia
2009 Sorority Row Charlene “Chugs” Bradley
2015 Toxin Mandy


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2003 Even Stevens Tawny Dean 47 episodes
2003–2004 Run of the House Brooke Franklin Main cast
2004 Without a Trace Harley Palmer Episode: “Bait”
2004 Center of the Universe Sara 2 episodes
2005 Everwood Maura Episode: “Put on a Happy Face”
2006 Grey’s Anatomy Jennifer Morris Episode: “Oh, the Guilt”
2007 Journeyman Abby Armstrong Episode: “Winterland”
2008 90210 Detention girl Episode: “Hollywood Forever”
2008 Boston Legal Margie Coggins Episode: “Juiced”
2009 Modern Family Jungle Tanya Episode: “Fizbo
2010 $h*! My Dad Says Kim Episode: “Family Dinner for Schmucks”
2012 House Melissa Episode: “Love Is Blind”
2012 Bent Screwsie 6 episodes
2012–2013 The Big Bang Theory Alex Jensen 4 episodes
2013 Betas Lisa 4 episodes
2013 Bones Alison Kidman Episode: “The Fury in the Jury”
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation April Brock Episode: “Rubbery Homicide”
2013–present NCIS Delilah Fielding 8 episodes

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