RIZZOLI & Isles follows Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles as they team up to solve crimes in Boston.
But this crime show had a refreshing twist as it focused on the teamwork, respect, and friendship between the two female protagonists.
Are Rizzoli and Isles friends in real life?
The friendship between Jane and Maura had viewers coming back to the show for seven seasons but the on-screen relationship wouldn’t have been the same without actors Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander’s off-screen friendship.
During their six years on the show, Angie and Sasha developed a real-life bond.
Rizzoli & Isles followed the characters and their working relationship that eventually blossoms into a full fledged friendship which is exactly what happened with Angie and Sasha through filming the show.
In the show, the women bond at crime scenes, discuss their personal drama in the morgue and, and then go out for drinks.
In real life, Angie and Sasha bonded while on set, attend red carpet events together, and banter back and forth during press tours.
In a 2012 interview, Angie said: ““It’s pretty effortless, I must say,”
“It’s kind of one of those things that clicked from the moment we read together.”
How did the show wrap up Rizzoli and Isles’ friendship?
The series finale episode, Ocean-Frank, saw Jane and Maura head separate ways as they both leave Boston to pursue new adventures.
Jane is headed off to begin her new job as an instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico.
Maura takes a sabbatical from the medical examiners office as she moves over seas to Paris to work on her novel.
The show ends with a final twist and focus on the women’s friendship as Jane reveals that she is coming to Paris to spend her last few weeks before Quantico with Maura.
Where are Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander now?
Angie spent a lot of her career on crime shows including C-16: FBI, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order, Women’s Murder Club before her time as Detective Jane Rizzoli.
Since the show ended in 2016 Angie has been taking this slow, her only television work since has been voicing three episodes of Voltron: Legendary Defender as Lady Trigel.
In June of 2020 stepping away from the acting scene, Angie worked with home decor company LeighDeux lauching a summer collection featuring her skull designs.
Sasha was also familiar with crime TV, before her time on the show she spent 12 years playing Agent Caitlin Todd on NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Sasha has stayed busier than her friend with 11 acting credits since 2016.
Right after the show ended she had an 11 episode stint as Helene Runyon on Shameless and went on to do a few movies including Bernard and Huey, Amanda McKay, and Ride.
She also had some guest appearances on a few shows.
If you’re missing Rizzoli & Isles no worries, the show is streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime video.
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