NCIS star Mark Harmon’s famous niece revealed

Mark Harmon is known and loved for his role as Agent Leroy Gibbs in the long-running drama NCIS.

The actor has enjoyed an illustrious career, appearing in various major films and TV shows over the years. But did you know that he is not the only famous face in his family?

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While fans of the star may know that he comes from a very famous family, with Hollywood legend Elyse Knox and football star Tom Harmon as parents, they may not know that he is also related to actress Tracy Nelson, who is Mark’s sister Kristin Nelson’s daughter.

Tracy, whose father is famous musician Ricky Nelson, is an actress who has appeared on various popular television shows. She began acting at a young age, appearing in the 1968 comedy Yours, mine and ours at only five years old.

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Tracy has landed guest roles on several major TV series throughout her career, including Seinfeld, St. Elsewhere, and Will and Grace. The actress also starred in the mystery series, Mysteries of Father Dowling, playing Sister Stephanie in its three seasons. Tracy was also a regular guest on Aaron Spelling’s series Glitter, in a league of its ownand Australian television series The Man from Snowy River.

Tracy Nelson smiles© RexMark’s niece, Tracy Nelson, is an actress

Tracy comes from a long line of entertainers. Her great-grandparents were vaudeville performers Hazel Dell (née McNutt) and Roy Hilliard Snyder, while her paternal grandmother Harriet Nelson was an ABC sitcom star The Adventures of Ozzie and Harrietwhich lasted from 1952 to 1966.

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Tracy Nelson recorded in 2019© GettyTracy Nelson pictured 2019

As for her parents, her father Ricky Nelson was an extremely popular musician and actor. He began his career as a recording artist at the age of 17 and went on to place 54 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973. The term ‘teen idol’ was even coined to describe Ricky and his fame.

Ricky and Kristin NelsonTracy’s mother and father, Ricky and Kristin Nelson

Tracy’s mother, Kristin, was also an actress and appeared in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as a permanent member of the cast in 1963, after her marriage to Ricky. She also starred with her husband in the 1965 romantic comedy Love and kisses.

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The couple had four children, Tracy, twins Gunnar and Matthew, and Sam, but after a difficult time in their marriage, they finally divorced in 1982. Three years later, Ricky died after his plane crashed into trees and power lines during an emergency landing.

Kristin died in 2018 from a sudden heart attack. Tracy then confirmed the sad news on Facebook.

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