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Mariska Hargitay

Television Actress / Actress / Film Producer / Film Actress | * 01/23/1964 (57) | Santa Monica, California (United States of America (USA))
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Mariska Magdolna Hargitay (born January 23, 1964) is an American actress, director and philanthropist. The daughter of bodybuilder and actor Mickey Hargitay and actress Jayne Mansfield, her accolades include a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. 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 film and television roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s, before landing the starring role of Olivia Benson on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–present), for which she has received widespread acclaim. Outside of acting, Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization that provides support to people who have been sexually abused. ()
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Mariska Hargitay (born January 23, 1964) is an American actress, producer, director and activist, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy and Golden Globe.The daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and actor/bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay, Hargitay is a former beauty queen who 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Mariska Hargitay

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama 8x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama 5x Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

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Movies with Mariska Hargitay as Actress(25)

as Dr. Hart2021 BLKBX: wht r u hding?
as herself2020 30 Rock: A One-Time Special
as herself2017 I Am Evidence
as Narrator2013 Stuck
as Mariska2010 F--k
as Herself (uncredited)2008 The Love Guru
as Ellie Harrison2004 Plain Truth
as Darcy2001 Perfume
as Myra Okubo1999 Lake Placid
as Paige Price1997 Night Sins
as Hooker At Bar1995 Leaving Las Vegas
as Marisa Benoit1993 Bank Robber
as Melanie1993 Blind Side
as Church Woman1993 Come the Morning
as Jennifer1991 The Perfect Weapon
as Jill Banner1991 Strawberry Road
as Lisa Karsh1989 Finish Line
as Nicole1986 Jocks
as Joey1986 Welcome to 18
as Donna1984 Ghoulies

TV Shows/Series with Mariska Hargitay as Actress(25)

as Olivia Benson2021 Law & Order: Organized Crime
as Olivia Benson2014 Chicago P.D.
as Olivia Benson2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury
1997 Cracker
as herself1997 The View
as Nina Echeverria1997 Prince Street
as Didi Edelstein1995 Can't Hurry Love
as Cynthia Hooper1994 ER
as Tina1993 Hotel Room
as Angela Garcia1992 Tequila and Bonetti
as Olivia Benson1990 Law & Order
as Lisa Peters1989 Baywatch
as Melissa1989 Seinfeld
1987 Wiseguy
as herself??? The Merv Griffin Show
??? Today

Movies with Mariska Hargitay as Crew(6)

Production/Executive Producer2021 BLKBX: wht r u hding?
Production/Associate Producer2019 The Planters
Production/Co-Producer2019 Emanuel
Production/Executive Producer2019 My Beautiful Stutter
Production/Producer2017 I Am Evidence
Production/Associate Producer2013 Santorini Blue

TV Shows/Series with Mariska Hargitay as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Production/Producer1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Production/Executive Producer1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Additional Information

Full Name: Mariska Hargitay
Born: Thursday, 01/23 1964 (January) in Santa Monica, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 57 years + 320 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN, native language), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), American English
Educated at: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, The Groundlings, University of California, Los Angeles, Marymount High School
Spouses (current/former): Peter Hermann
Siblings: Jayne Marie Mansfield
Other names for Mariska Hargitay (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mariska Magdolna Hargitay"
Mariska Hargitay frequently works together with these people:
Larry David (18x, Actor)
Dick Wolf (13x, Crew)
Norman Brenner (12x, Actor)
Christopher Meloni (9x, Actor)
Martina McBride (9x, Actress)
Arthur W. Forney (9x, Crew)
William H. Macy (8x, Actor)
Ellen DeGeneres (8x, Actress)
Walon Green (8x, Crew)
John Stamos (8x, Actor)
Megan Mullally (7x, Actress)
David Werntz (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2009, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/27/2021