Angie Harmon on Working with Her 10-Year-Old Daughter: I Was ‘Blissfully Happy’

02/23/2016 at 02:15 PM ET

Talk about a bring-your-daughter-to-work day!

Rizzoli & Isles star Angie Harmon got the chance to costar with her daughter Avery Grace, 10, on an episode of her TNT hit airing Tuesday.

“Studying lines with Avery, rehearsing with her and then finally shooting the episode made me blissfully happy,” Harmon, 43, says exclusively in the current issue of PEOPLE.

“It was not only a dream for me, but more importantly a dream come true for her.”

Angie Harmon daughter Avery Rizzoli and Isles
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Not that working with her daughter came without challenges.

“It was also a new experience as I had to remain in character, but still couldn’t help watching her and feeling pride and joy for her as her mommy,” says Harmon, who is also mom to daughters Finley Faith, 12, and Emery Hope, 7.

She adds, “Watching the joy she had while she worked, her incredible ability and natural talent is something and I will never forget!”

Rizzoli & Isles airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

For more from Angie Harmon, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

— Patrick Gomez

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Carol on

I love her daughters names….especially the middle names.

quest on

angie is so funny . she moves her family away from Hollywood and then put her right back into the Hollywood rat race. ii bet all her daughters will be actors

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