• Margo Harshman is an American actress born on 4 March 1986 in San Diego, California, USA.
• She started modelling at age two and began acting at age eight.
• She gained recognition after portraying Tawny Dean in “Even Stevens” and Alex Jensen in “The Big Bang Theory.”
• She has made appearances in films such as “The Elf Who Didn’t Believe” and “Rise: Blood Hunter.”
• As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $6 million.

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FactBecame a freshman in community college. [August 2002]

Who is Margo Harshman? Wiki Bio

Margo Cathleen Harshman was born in San Diego, California USA, on 4 March 1986, so her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who gained recognition after portraying Tawny Dean in the comedy TV series “Even Stevens”, and Alex Jensen in the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”.

Childhood and education

Margo was raised alongside her two brothers and two sisters in La Costa in San Diego County, by their father who was a professor at a local college, and their mother who was a nurse – she died on 14 May 2014 after having fought breast cancer for years.

Margo finished elementary school in La Costa, and then moved to Orange County in California where she attended Hewes Middle School before moving to Foothill High School.

She actually began modelling at the age of two, when her grandmother signed her up to compete in a local beauty pageant, and after that Margo began dancing and doing gymnastics. She became interested in acting at the age of eight, and soon found her first manager. Upon matriculation, Margo focused on her acting career and didn’t enroll at college.

Appearances in movies

Margo made her debut film appearance in “The Elf Who Didn’t Believe” in 1997, followed by roles in “Murphy’s Dozen” in 2001 and “Recipe for Disaster” in 2003, before she was invited to portray Tawny Dean in the Disney film “The Even Stevens Movie” which starred Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano and Donna Pescow and which follows the Stevens family while they’re spending a week on a mysterious island in the Pacific. For her performance, Margo was nominated for a Young Artist Award for the Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special by a Supporting Young Actress.

In 2005, she portrayed Gina in “Fellowship”, while the year 2006 saw her appear in the slasher movie “Simon Says”, and “Hiding Victoria”. She co-starred in the action horror movie “Rise: Blood Hunter” in 2007, and then had side roles in five movies in 2008, some of which were “College Road Trip”, “From Within”, and “Pretty Little Devils”. Margo was praised for her portrayal of Sylvia in the comedy sport film “Fired Up!” in 2009, which starred Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D’Agosto, and which follows two guys attending high school as they decide to go to a cheerleader camp.

Some of Margo’s latest appearances in movies have been in “Sorority Row” in 2009, for which she won a ShoWest Award for the Best Female Star of Tomorrow, “Toxin” in 2015, and “Love on the Vines” in 2016.

Roles in TV series

Margo became famous in the US after she was invited to portray Tawny Dean in the comedy series “Even Stevens” in 2000, which starred Shia LaBeouf and Christy Carlson Romano and which is about the Stevens family in Sacramento, California and their adventures and misadventures. For her performance, Margo was nominated for a Young Artist Award for the Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) by a Supporting Young Actress.

Margo Harshman

Margo then portrayed the lead character Brooke Franklin in the sitcom “Run of the House” in 2003, and appeared in a single episode of “Without a Trace” and two episodes of “Center of the Universe” in 2004. She was then invited to guest star in numerous TV series, some of which are “Everwood” in 2005, “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2006, and “Journeyman” in 2007, while she was praised for her performance in the episode “Hollywood Forever” of the series “90210” in 2008.

She appeared in “Boston Legal” in 2008, and “Modern Family” in 2009, and then in the episode “Family Dinner for Schmucks” of the series “$h*! My Dad Says” in 2010.

She was cast to portray Screwsie in six episodes of the sitcom “Bent” in 2012, and then guest starred in five episodes of the critically acclaimed sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”, and also in four episodes of the web series “Betas”.

Some of her most recent appearances in TV series have been in “Bones” in 2013, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2014, and “NCIS” in which she appeared as Delilah Fielding in 14 episodes between 2013 and 2019.

Love life and relationships

Margo met her future husband Austen Hooks in 2015, at a club where he was playing music as he is a musician and a DJ, and the two started dating only days later. They married at a small ceremony held in San Diego in 2917, which was attended by the two’s closest friends and family, however, after just a year of being married, Margo filed for divorce on 6 December 2018.

As several sources have stated, Margo and Austen were living separately for two months prior to Margo filing for divorce, and they agreed not to pay each other spousal support.

They divided their assets between themselves, with Margo getting to keep her house in California, her car Honda Pilot, and their dog Bullet while Austen kept his car Toyota Tundra. The two also have firearms, but they have left it to the judge to decide who gets what.

Margo is currently single, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Margo has been interested in sports and various activities since she was five –  her biggest passion is dancing, and she attended the same dance school as her colleague actress Shia LaBeouf. She likes to travel and has been all around the US as well as to several European countries such as Germany, England and Ireland, as her ancestors lived in these countries. She is a lover of animals, and has a pet dog and a cat. Margo’s favorite season is summer as she enjoys laying at the beach with a cocktail in her hand, while she is also keen on swimming in the ocean and playing beach soccer and volleyball.

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Margo likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Robert De Niro and Natalie Portman, while some of her favorite movies include the franchise “The Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Pulp Fiction”, and “V for Vendetta”.

Appearance and net worth

Margo is 34 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, and weighs around 121lbs (55kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $6 million.

General Info

Full NameMargo Harshman
Height1.63 m
EducationFoothill High School, La Costa Heights Elementary School, Hewes Middle School


ParentsDavid Harshman, Janelle Harshman


MoviesSorority Row, College Road Trip, Fired Up!, Keith, Simon Says, The Even Stevens Movie, Rise: Blood Hunter, From Within, Hiding Victoria, Extreme Movie, Recipe for Disaster, Toxin, Pretty Little Devils, Judy's Got a Gun
TV ShowsBent, Run of the House, Even Stevens, The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend

Social profile links


1She has German, Swiss-German, Danish, Norwegian, English, Irish, Scottish, and distant French ancestry.
2Became a freshman in community college. [August 2002]
3Attended one of her school dances at Foothill with Shia LaBeouf.
4Attended Foothill High School in Orange County, California.




Love on the Vines2016TV Movie post-productionDiana Armstrong
NCIS2013-2016TV SeriesDelilah Fielding
The Muppets: First Look Presentation2015ShortBecky
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014TV SeriesApril Brock
Betas2013TV SeriesLisa
Bones2013TV SeriesAlison Kidman
The Big Bang Theory2012-2013TV SeriesAlex Jensen
Bent2012TV SeriesScrewsie
House M.D.2012TV SeriesMelissa
$#*! My Dad Says2010TV SeriesKim
Modern Family2009TV SeriesJungle Tanya
Sorority Row2009Chugs
Jenny Got a Boob Job2009ShortCourtney Sager
Fired Up!2009Sylvia
Extreme Movie2008Ted's Girlfriend
Boston Legal2008TV SeriesMargie Coggins
902102008TV SeriesDetention girl
From Within2008Sadie
College Road Trip2008Katie
Judy's Got a Gun2007TV MovieMaya Spektor
Journeyman2007TV SeriesAbby Armstrong
Rise: Blood Hunter2007Tricia Rawlins
The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend2006TV MovieJane
Hiding Victoria2006Victoria Walker
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesJennifer Morris
Simon Says2006Kate
Everwood2005TV SeriesMaura
Center of the Universe2004TV SeriesSara
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesHarley Palmer
Run of the House2003-2004TV SeriesBrooke Franklin
Even Stevens2000-2003TV SeriesTawny Dean
The Even Stevens Movie2003TV MovieTawny Dean
Recipe for Disaster2003TV MovieRebecca Korda
Titletown2003TV Movie
Murphy's Dozen2001TV MovieBridgett
The Elf Who Didn't Believe1997Jolie


Even Stevens2000-2002TV Series performer - 3 episodes


NCIS - Season 13: All's Fair in Love and War2016Video shortHerself
Simon Says Chopped Chiseled and Charred2009Video shortHerself
This Is Not a Cheerleading Movie: The Making of 'Fired Up!'2009Video shortHerself

Archive Footage

Disney Channel Holiday2005VideoTawny Dean


Won Awards

2009ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of Tomorrow

Nominated Awards

2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young ActressThe Even Stevens Movie (2003)
2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young ActressEven Stevens (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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