Margo Harshman is an American actress best known for playing Tawny Dean as a teenager on the Disney Channel series, Even Stevens. On The Big Bang Theory, she plays the role of Dr. Sheldon Cooper's assistant, Alex Jensen in season 6.
Born Margo Cathleen Harshman on March 4, 1986 in San Diego, California, Margo is the fourth of five children (she has two older sisters, an older brother and a younger brother). She lived in La Costa, San Diego County, California, and attended school there, until she moved to Orange County, California at the age of 12. She completed her studies at Hewes Middle School, followed by Foothill High School. She used to play softball for eight years before quitting to pursue a career in acting. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Margo began her career at the age of two by entering beauty pageants. Throughout her childhood, she was involved with dance and gymnastics and learned to play the piano. She met her first manager and began acting when she was 8. Among her works are in movies such as Keith (opposite Jesse McCartney), College Road Trip (opposite fellow Disney Channel stars, Raven-Symone and Brenda Song), Sorority Row (opposite Rumer Willis, Briana Evigan, Jamie Chung and Audrina Patridge), and her latest movie for the year 2012, entitled Mentryville. Margo also appeared on television shows such as House (television series), Modern Family, 90210, Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy, Without A Trace, and Everwood. She was cast as a series regular on Even Stevens, Bent, and Run of The House. Her most prominent role was on the show Even Stevens as Tawny Dean, one of the best friends of the main character of the show, Louis Stevens (played by Shia LaBeouf), and she reprized her role on the movie made based on the show, The Even Stevens Movie. Her work on Even Stevens landed her with two nominations on the Young Artist Award in 2004.