Angie tweeted about shooting for TVGuide magazine photoshoot! I know I can’t wait for this shoot and the magazine to come out!
Michael Duenas who’s doing Angie’s hair for the shoot mentioned here the shoot was for the cover of TVGuide!
— Angie Harmon (@Angie_Harmon) May 14, 2013
Reason #373838 I love my job. My clients are awesome. Angie Harmon is definitely not dull on set!… instagram.com/p/ZTrN8ekuPm/
— Michael Duenas (@MichaelADuenas) May 14, 2013
UNICEF Ambassadors Angie Harmon, Alyssa Milano and Marcus Samuelsson, UNICEF Supporters Heidi Klum and Nas, along with Judd Apatow, Kristen Bell, Jeff Bridges, Common, Kat Graham, Bridgit Mendler, Seth Rogen, Emmy Rossum, Kevin Spacey, Sting and Kate Walsh, take to social media to help provide clean water for children
Starting today Facebook users can help provide children around the world with access to clean water and sanitation and urge their friends and family to do the same. The seventh annual UNICEF Tap Project, a national fundraising and awareness campaign, is going digital this year, turning the social network into a water network that has the power to save lives.
Waterborne illnesses are the second leading cause of preventable childhood deaths in the world—killing nearly 4,000 children under the age of five every day. With $5, UNICEF can provide one child with access to safe, clean water for 200 days.
“More young kids die from dirty water and poor sanitation than from measles, malaria, and AIDS combined,” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “Across the developing world, children often walk miles to the nearest source to gather water for their families, forcing them to miss out on an education. UNICEF believes that ZERO children should be deprived of clean water and basic sanitation.”
Launched for World Water Month, the UNICEF Tap Project Facebook app turns the social network’s users into “taps” and their connections into “pipes” ready to be filled with water. By donating $5 to the UNICEF Tap Project via text message or PayPal, each participant can choose two friends to receive water and the opportunity to donate. As Facebook users begin to grow the water network via the UNICEF Tap Project app, they will be able to see the web of connections around them carry water from friend to friend and the impact of their donation on the lives of children around the world. To learn more about the UNICEF Tap Project and access the water network, visit www.UNICEFTapProject.org.
UNICEF Ambassadors Angie Harmon, Alyssa Milano and Marcus Samuelsson, UNICEF Supporters Heidi Klum and Nas, along with other celebrities including Judd Apatow, Kristen Bell, Jeff Bridges, Common, Kat Graham, Bridgit Mendler, Seth Rogen, Emmy Rossum, Kevin Spacey, Sting and Kate Walsh, are lending their support to help save children’s lives by starting their own water networks or by Tweeting about the campaign.
Giorgio Armani Fragrances is returning as national sponsor of the UNICEF Tap Project. Since 2010, the company has donated $1.3 million and raised awareness to help UNICEF improve access to safe, clean water for children worldwide through its Acqua for Life campaign. For the month of March, Giorgio Armani Fragrances will donate $5 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for each Acqua di Giò, Acqua di Gioia, Acqua di Giò Essenza, and Acqua di Gioia Eau Fraiche spray cologne or gift set purchased in the United States. Giorgio Armani Fragrances will also donate $1 for the first 50,000 people who “like” the “Acqua for Life” Facebook page at www.facebook.com/acquaforlife from March 1-31.
UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices. Since 1990, thanks to the work of UNICEF and its partners, more than 2 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water.
The UNICEF Tap Project has raised more than $3.5 million for water and sanitation programs benefiting children in Belize, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Mauritania, Togo, and Vietnam. The annual campaign was created in partnership with advertising agency Droga5 and is supported by media partner MediaVest.
Angie Harmon has worked as a model and television and film actress, but this year, she took on another role – UNICEF ambassador to help raise awareness on combating child trafficking. The “Rizzoli & Isles” star spoke to FOX 411 about her new gig and whether hubby, ex-football player Jason Sehorn will ever run for office.
FOX 411: How did you get involved with UNICEF?
HARMON: A couple of years ago they asked me to light the snowflake that’s in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue at Christmas time. I had no idea that was the UNICEF snowflake. They told me that just like each snowflake is different, that represents that each child is different. That’s what UNICEF stands for globally – helping children worldwide. I was just awed and amazed and desperately wanted to be a part of it. We came up with the issue of child trafficking and how much it needs a face and advocate and I gratefully accepted.
We all know child trafficking is out there and children are sold into prostitution and labor and they work in grueling conditions. I think we’ve all become accustomed to the idea that it happens elsewhere but it happens here too. All 50 states have reported it. It’s a growing epidemic and it’s also unacceptable.
I’m really enjoying it. I have to say when it was first presented to me I sat there thinking, why on earth would I take this on. It’s a global problem and I have no idea what I can say to make anyone think there could be any possible solution. Basically I needed a pep talk.
Rizzoli & Isles season 3 will be released on DVD on May 14, 2013! Below is a picture of the cover art along with the DVD extra’s that will be included. If you’d like to pre-order the DVD you can go to The WB shop and pre-order it!
Family Matters (Mini-Featurettes)
Family Matters: Team Players
Family Matters: The Detective And The Doctor
Family Matters: The Rizzoli Clan
Family Matters: Maura’s Journey
Personnel Files (Pods)
Angie was on Fox and Friends this morning, raising awareness of child trafficking. Angie, was also on Starting Point CNN also to raise awareness of the child trafficking.
Angie recently became an UNICEF Ambassador and the face of raising awareness of child trafficking
Below is a video of Angie on Fox and Friends. I’m working on right now the caps for Angie on Fox and Friends and Starting Point CNN.
I’ll add the video of Angie on Starting Point CNN as soon as it’s up on their site.
ETA: I’ve added the video of Angie on Starting Point CNN.
ETA: I’ve added below a video of Angie on the Huff Post Live talking about how to stop trafficking. I’ve also added caps to the gallery.
Interviews & TV Appearances > News Segments > Fox and Friends – January 18, 2013
Interviews & TV Appearances > News Segments > Starting Point CNN – January 18, 2013
Interviews & TV Appearances > News Segments > Stop Child Trafficking – Huff Post Live – January 18, 2013
Angie mentioned in December on twitter that she was doing a voice over for Special K and below is the video of the Angie’s voice over.
Actress Lends Star Power for Fight Against Child Trafficking During Human Trafficking Awareness Month
NEW YORK (January 2, 2013) — The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced that actress Angie Harmon will be the newest UNICEF Ambassador. Harmon will use her talent and recognition to fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children.
In her first role as UNICEF Ambassador, Harmon will appear in Public Service Announcements to raise awareness about the issue of child trafficking, an inhumane and exploitative practice, and urge Americans to help end it. An estimated 5.5 million children are victims of trafficking, an illegal enterprise that generates billions of dollars in yearly profits. Human trafficking cases have been reported in every state in the United States. Part of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking project, the 15, 30, and 60-second PSAs will air in January during Human Trafficking Awareness Month and appear online athttp://bit.ly/HarmonTraffickingPSA.
“After learning about the horrifying practice of child trafficking both in the United States and abroad, I knew I had to do something about it. That’s what drew me to UNICEF,” said Harmon. “I believe that ZERO children should be forced into prostitution or made to work, especially at dangerous jobs. I look forward to working with UNICEF to help reach a day when every child has a safe and healthy childhood.”
To raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities within the United States to take meaningful action to help protect children, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has launched The End Trafficking project. In partnership with concerned individuals and groups, the initiative aims to bring us all closer to a day when ZERO children are exploited. To learn more, visit:www.unicefusa.org/campaigns/end-trafficking.
“UNICEF Ambassadors have a wide range of backgrounds and accomplishments, but they all share a deep commitment to saving and improving the lives of children across the globe,” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “We’re thrilled to have Angie Harmon join our efforts to help ensure the health, education, equality and protection of every child.”
Over the years, UNICEF Ambassadors have played a critical role in raising awareness of children’s needs globally. Harmon joins a distinguished roster of beloved celebrities who have embraced UNICEF through the years, dating back to Danny Kaye and Audrey Hepburn, and continuing today with stars such as Laurence Fishburne, Selena Gomez, Téa Leoni, Joel Madden, Alyssa Milano, Marcus Samuelsson, and Sarah Jessica Parker, among others.
In 2011 Angie Harmon lit the UNICEF Snowflake at 57th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City. Designed by Ingo Maurer and dedicated to UNICEF by The Stonbely Family Foundation in 2002, the Snowflake serves as a beacon of hope, peace and compassion to the vulnerable children around the world.
An American fashion model and film and television actress, Harmon currently stars on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles as the title character ‘Jane Rizzoli’. She is best known for her starring role as Assistant District Attorney ‘Abbie Carmichael’ on NBC’s Emmy-Award winning drama Law & Order. She also appeared as the lead in ABC’s Women’s Murder Club as homicide detective ‘Lindsay Boxer’. She made her feature film debut in the independent film Lawn Dogs, in which she appeared opposite Sam Rockwell for director John Duigan. Other feature film credits include the lead role of ‘Abby’ in Sony Screen Gems’ The Good Motherand a starring role opposite Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan in the independent film, Seraphim Falls.
The phrase “Belles is Life” says it all. It succinctly describes the lifelong effect that being a part of the iconic Highland Park High School drill team has on many of its members.
“Now more than 730 members strong, the Belles Alumnae has become a powerful organization of influential women who carry the lessons they learned at HP into their adult life,” said Renee McKenney, who was part of the first Belles squad in 1983-84 and is president of the newly formed Belles Alumnae Association. “Listen to the stories and you’ll begin to understand the effect of that commitment.”
“Beyond the fringe, there is so much more to the Highland Belles,” she continued. “It’s about empowering young women to feel strong and confident. It’s about sacrifice and duty. And it’s about coming together as one to unleash the vigor and force of a team that will never give anything less than its very best.”
The Belles will celebrate their 30th anniversary with the screening of a tribute film and a reception for current and former members, families and friends Dec. 17. Founding Belles Director Cathy Wheat will be honored, along with many others who contributed to the organization’s history.
1990 alumna and former Belle Angie Harmon, who has gone on to a highly successful career as an actress and model, is the narrator of the film.
“Being in the Highland Belles was one of the highlights of my life, simply because it was one of those first feelings of true camaraderie,” she said.
Harmon is joined by fellow actress Stephanie March, a 1992 graduate, and many other former Belles in describing how their experience on the squad prepared them for life.
Reid Slaughter, CEO and Creative Director of Bandana Films, produced the documentary.
“I went from being only a casual observer of the Belles to someone who appreciates the depth and breadth of the organization’s value,” Slaughter, an HP parent, said. “I’ve seen how it has changed lives and girls found themselves through being a Belle. It’s about so much more than high school status. It’s about life lessons.”
Belles Director Shannon Phillips says she is proud to carry on that tradition.
“It is difficult to summarize 30 years of rich history into 30 minutes of film, but the film feels like a fully comprehensive look at all that is Highland Belles,” she said. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to celebrate this special organization, and I’m looking forward to the next 30 years!”
The Belles would like to thank their sponsors, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Highland Park Village, and the Highland Park Village Theatre. They also thank the Highland Park Alumni Association for its support. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Belles Alumnae Association, the Highland Belles, and Mad for Plaid.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Los Angeles’ preeminent nonprofit dedicated to protecting the rights of at-risk children, is pleased to announce the establishment of The Angie Harmon Fund for Transitioning Youth. This $150,000 donation is a significant contribution to The Alliance’s NextSTEP program which supports the more than 1,500 young men and women who age out of the foster care system each year. The Angie Harmon Fund will provide these transition-aged youth with resources to help overcome barriers to housing, education, employment and healthcare.
Ms. Harmon’s longstanding commitment to The Alliance includes her creation of a Thanksgiving dinner for former foster youth. Since 2006, this event has become an annual tradition that youth and staff look forward to each November. Ms. Harmon also serves as a frequent spokesperson, longtime board member and vocal “ambassador” for the children and youth The Alliance serves.
“Angie’s ongoing support and this latest, generous gift will create a strong safety net for so many more children and young adults now and well into the future,” says The Alliance CEO Janis Spire.
About the photo above: Angie Harmon with The Alliance’s Youth Council, a group of young men and women who recently aged out of the foster care system, at an Alliance Annual Dinner.
The precinct police station is a major set for RIZZOLI & ISLES, the TNT series now in its third season, Tuesdays at 10 PM, adapted by Janet Tamaro from Tess Gerritsen’s mystery novels. Jane Rizzoli, played by Angie Harmon, is a Boston police homicide detective, who is best friends with police coroner Dr. Maura Isles, played by Maura Alexander.
It’s not surprising to see that Harmon looks at home on the precinct set even when she’s not in character, nor that she has a comfortable, bantering relationship in real life with Lee Thompson Young, who plays Rizzoli’s partner Detective Barry Frost. The two actors appear to delight in teasing one another while helping visiting journalists explore the realistic-looking workplace where investigations are launched and deductive strategies are discussed.
Rizzoli is hardly Harmon’s first stab at playing someone who solves murders. She also played New York Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on three seasons of LAW & ORDER (plus appearing as the character on episodes of LAW & ORDER: SVU), as well as headlining a season of WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB.
With TNT airing LAW & ORDER reruns on a regular basis, it’s natural to wonder whether the network hoped that its viewers would be eager to see more of Harmon. The actress says viewers certainly aren’t seeing her in a similar role with Rizzoli.
“I think Abbie and Jane are dramatically different,” Harmon explains, “not only in appearance, but also in their ideals and jobs and who they are and what they want and how they picture society and what their views are for it. Plus, it’s been over twelve, thirteen years since I was on [LAW & ORDER].”
Still, Harmon allows that she does like playing women involved in law enforcement, though she’d like to do many more kinds of characters as well.
“Obviously, I love it and I love these characters. I love playing a strong, empowered woman,” says Harmon. “But as an actor, I’d love to do a musical, I’d love to be in a Western, I’d love to play a crack addict, I’d love to play a prostitute – anything. That’s my job. Whichever works for you, works for me. That’s our job. We get to pretend. And I think it takes a certain kind of person who wants to do that for a living. Because it isn’t all easy, it isn’t all just, ‘Woo-hoo, and then we went on set and we had a blast!’ I mean, we did a scene [in Season Two] and I came out shaking and went to my trailer and threw up, and that’s the first time that’s ever happened to me as an actor, and it was great. It didn’t feel really great before, but while I was throwing up, which is the most horrible experience, I was like, ‘This is great!’” Harmon makes a retching sound, non-graphically re-enacting the mixture of physical wretchedness and emotional euphoria. “’I love my job!’ Which is very odd and off-putting,” she observes with a laugh. “But it’s like, this man, who works at the grocery store, I don’t know if he feels that [enthusiastic] way about his job.”
What got Harmon so emotionally ramped up that she was literally sick from playing the scene? “[It was the scene when] Hoyt comes back,” she says. “And it just snuck up on me. Jane does something, and at the end of [the scene], it was a place that I had to go to and gladly went. As an actor, I doubt myself all the time and there was a moment where I was, ‘Hang on, I’m vomiting. This is great. I might be able to [continue as an actor] for awhile.’ I hope after fifteen, twenty years, I’m finally hitting my stride,” she laughs.
As RIZZOLI & ISLES is now in its third season, has it gotten easier to play the characters? Harmon says she thinks so. “You’ve already established the characters, you pretty much know the outline, who they are, their style, physically what they look like,” says Harmon. “Lee and I were just talking about it, that [by second season, it] always feels like just a comfy pair of pajamas that you’re putting on.”
“Or in my case, a well-tailored suit,” Young quips.
Harmon laughs. “Yeah. I think [in second season], you started to see cracks in the armor, if you will,” adds Harmon. “You see [Rizzoli’s] vulnerability, that she’s a person, you see that she doesn’t have all the answers, that she needs help. And equally so, it isn’t just her running the department. Sometimes Korsak [played by Bruce McGill] has the answers that Jane doesn’t. Sometimes Frost has the answers that they have to come to him for. So I think that that has sort of been a fun thing to play because, yes, it’s fun to be the hero and play all of that great stuff, but it’s also fun as an actor to be able to play the needs and the cares and the woes and the wants and the vulnerability and all those things that we as human beings are made of. It’s not like all of us just have it together all the time, so as lifelike as it can be, that’s when you know that you’re doing a great job and that people are going to relate to it, because it’s a person.”
The central relationship between the characters Rizzoli and Isles gives the series its title. How much of that friendship is due to the women simply liking each other and how much is due to the fact that each helps the other do her job better, something that is very important to both of them?
“I think it’s a mixture of both, really,” Harmon replies. “We’ve set the show up to where they have to depend on each other in order to achieve that common goal, which is get the bad guy.”
Harmon cites her time researching real police detectives. “When I was in Boston, you could see the women [police detectives] relate to each other – as much as they are in that man’s world, it was just smarter to have someone that you can relate to emotionally and talk to and get and figure out and know what they’re going through, and if they say [one thing] and mean something else, you’re going to pick up on it,” she says. “I think it was just, basically, the smartest thing to do is have a person that I’m most like [to work with], and we’re going to work together. In the show, they took that and obviously blossomed it into a fantastic friendship with two people who are completely opposite. And that just makes fun viewing, that’s just a good time, being able to laugh at each other. And I think that’s who we all are – we all have friends like that, we all have people who we work with like that. You’re going to gravitate toward one [individual] more than the other, a few more than the others.”
Young adds, “This is really a treat for me as an actor, to watch Rizzoli and Isles playing off of each other, and I’ve developed this analogy in my mind that it’s like watching Charlie Parker and Miles Davis having a little improv session, because their styles are so different.”
“They’re almost like polar opposites,” he adds. “And yet they find this rhythm together so they can play back and forth, and it’s like a master class. I feel like INSIDE THE ACTOR’S STUDIO every day. I’m like,’ “Wow, how did she get there?’ It’s really a pleasure to watch the chemistry between the two [Harmon and Alexander].”
Harmon laughs, tickled by her colleague’s praise. “I paid him to say that,” she says with a laugh. “No, he’s awesome. I think we all enjoy playing our characters and we all love being here and I think when it becomes that, you’re just less guarded and it’s just easier.”
When Harmon was doing research with the police in Boston, she says she saw a combination of acceptance and differentiation when it came to the women officers and detectives.
“It depends on what the situation is,” Harmon explains. “For example, the men still call [the women] ‘kids,’ and [the women] have been on the force just as long as [the men] have. ‘Ah, she’s a good kid.’ It’s that kind of thing. But also, it’s just that kind of typical workplace. You find your niche. I think the women who are there are gifted. They all have one common goal and, when it comes down to it, you put your personalities out of the way whether you get along or not and just get in there and get the bad guy and do what you need to do. I found that they were all treated equally, but then you hear, ‘Yeah, she’s a good kid.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, I wonder, when they hear that, do they get angry? What do they feel – is it a term of endearment?’ You know what I mean? I don’t know, because I was there for a short time, I was only there for three or four days.”
Certainly no one calls Jane Rizzoli “kid.”
“Not to her face, no,” Harmon observes with a laugh. “I think we’ve set it up here – the reason that she’s the only woman in the Homicide Unit is because she’s gifted in what she does. The relationship that she has with Korsak and Frost is because these two are so fantastic at what they do, they’re good people, they’re good down to their core, they’re not full of it and they’re not playing games and they’re not trying to screw her out of credit or a job.” She says women are just as capable of being sexist towards men as the reverse, so behaviors both positive and negative depend on the individual, not the gender. “ So I think it’s just all a balancing act.”
How do Harmon and Young describe the relationship between their two characters?
“I know from Frost’s perspective, there’s a respect that comes from having to prove something,” Young says. “I think being a young guy, to have passed the Detectives Exam and also being an African-American guy, and also, having the weakness of being nauseous around the bodies, people questioning whether or not he’s a good detective or he deserves his job, and having to prove himself and seeing Jane as a woman in the Homicide Unit who has proven herself and gained their respect, understanding her journey, there comes a camaraderie in that that’s even more than just the normal police camaraderie. When we first started playing the characters, that was where I based the strength of our relationship. But then over time, as I got to know Angie better and as Frost got to know Jane better, there’s also an appreciation of just the basic view of life, the sense of humor and the way that we just approach doing our job and approach our friends. So it’s really, I think, a very strong relationship. And it’s fun for me, because you’ve always seen those buddy cop movies, where they have the partner and I feel like I’m living that, and it is an amazing feeling.”
Harmon elaborates on the difference between Rizzoli’s relationship with current partner Frost and erstwhile partner Korsak. “Korsak and Jane have that bond because of the situations that they’ve been through,” says Harmon. “Frost and Jane, they have a bond because they have a solid friendship and they’re similar and they get each other and they’re funny. And it’s exactly what we said. They sort of step back and look at the situation and sort of analyze it and then go in and operate accordingly.”
While there is a great deal of humor in RIZZOLI & ISLES, the cases are serious business and the crime scenes are often downright grisly. How easy is it to maintain a tonal balance?
“Well, it’s just like we do it in life, really,” Harmon says. “Yes, they’re standing in an incredibly grotesque and gruesome scene, but they’re also cracking jokes and talking about what they’re trying to get their kids to eat for dinner and, ‘Are we going to get this done by tomorrow morning, because I’ve got to be awake enough to take them to school.’ It’s that kind of thing. Life doesn’t have a ‘censor’ button and I think the detectives there, or any detective, really, would have to find some sort of shut-off button or filter that allows you to, be standing in a horrible crime scene and still be able to look at your friends and be like, ‘All right, so …’ And I think that’s where it becomes subconscious, because it’s just like, you would be funny in the grocery store, they’re funny at a crime scene. Because that’s what’s normal for you, that’s what’s normal for them. So it’s just their life, and then we just have the beauty of being able to be in these roles to play them. That’s really all it is.”