Mariska Hargitay

Name:
Mariska Hargitay
Age:
58
Date of Birth:
Jan 23, 1964
Place of Birth:
Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation:
Actress, Director, Executive Producer
Parents:
Mickey Hargitay,<a Href='https://www.female.com.au/celebrities/jayne-mansfield.htm'>Jayne Mansfield</a>
Spouse:
Peter Hermann (m. 2004)
Children:
3
Years active:
1983-present
Education:
Marymount High School

Mariska Hargitay - Biography Summary


Mariska Magdolna Hargitay ( mə-RISH-kə HAR-ghih-tay; born January 23, 1964) is an American actress best known for her role as Detective/Sergeant/Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, for which she has earned multiple awards and nominations, including winning a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award.

The daughter of bodybuilder and actor Mickey Hargitay and actress Jayne Mansfield, Hargitay made her film debut in the 1985 horror-comedy film Ghoulies and her major television debut in the 1986 adventure drama series Downtown. She appeared in numerous roles in film and television shows throughout the late 1980s and 1990s before being cast as Olivia Benson, a role that led to her founding the Joyful Heart Foundation, which provides support to women who have been sexually abused.



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