The medical examiners at the National Forensic Academy were so impressed with Angie's curiosity, they wanted to hire her! "And I would take the job," Angie says. For now though, Angie is satisfied with just playing the role of a homicide detective.

Just before she was offered the role on Rizzoli & Isles, Angie says she was thinking of walking away from show business to become a full-time mom to her three young daughters. "There's a part of me that just thought I need to get them out of L.A. and to be a full-time mommy," she says. "I'm not saying there's anything wrong with Los Angeles or California. It just moves so quickly, and I'm not a perfect parent. I need for their surroundings to make up for the things I lack, not contribute to it. "

Angie and her family moved to North Carolina to enjoy a slower-paced life. Now, for five months out of the year she works on Rizzoli & Isles, and she spends the rest of her time as a mom. Angie can now say moving across country was the right decision. "They deserve a childhood," she says.


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