Mariska Magdolna Hargitay is an American actress. The daughter of bodybuilder and actor Mickey Hargitay and actress Jayne Mansfield, Hargitay made her debut in the 1985 thriller Ghoulies, and her first television appearance was in an adventure drama. Downtown 1986. She appeared in numerous film and television roles in the late 1980s and 1990s before making her breakthrough to play Olivia Benson in the TV series NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, she received a number of awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award. Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In addition to acting, Hargitay founded the Playful Heart Foundation, an organization that provides support to people who are sexually abused.
|Born||Mariska Magdolna Hargitay, January 23, 1964, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Actress, director, executive producer|
|Parent(s)||Mickey Hargitay, Jayne Mansfield|
|Relatives||Jayne Marie Mansfield (maternal half-sister)|
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Actress known for her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning role as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU. She also starred in the films Leaving Las Vegas and Lake Placid.
In 1982, while attending UCLA, she was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA and came in fourth place in the Miss California USA pageant.
She made her television debut in 1986's Downtown as Jesse Smith, and two years later played herself in Mr. Universe.
Her mother died when she was three, so her father, a former Mr. Universe, took care of her and her siblings. She married Peter Hermann in 2004; the couple had children named Amaya, Andrew, and August together.
Her mother is the late actress Jayne Mansfield, who became known as the Working Man's Monroe.
- Outstanding performance by an actress in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV Series TM_VZ! Golden Globe Award (TV) for Best Actress
- The actresses are from Santa Monica, California
- American humanitarian workers
- UCLA Film School Alumni
Latest information about Mariska Hargitay updated on June 14 2021.