Mariska Hargitay

TV Actress

Mariska Hargitay was born in Santa Monica, California, United States on January 23rd, 1964 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 59, Mariska Hargitay biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Bubbles, Maria, Marish, Mackie
Date of Birth
January 23, 1964
United States
Place of Birth
Santa Monica, California, United States
59 years old
Zodiac Sign
$100 Million
$450 Thousand
Actor, Film Actor, Film Producer, Television Actor
Social Media
Mariska Hargitay Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 59 years old, Mariska Hargitay has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Dark Brown
37-28-36" or 94-71-91.5 cm
Mariska Hargitay Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Roman Catholicism
Listening to Music, Working out at the gym
Marymount High School
Mariska Hargitay Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Peter Hermann
Amaya Josephine Hermannt, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann
Dating / Affair
Richard Anthony Crenna (1986-1988), Grant Show (1993), Maria Bello (1997), Lance Young (1992), Peter Hermann (2002-Present)
Mickey Hargitay, Jayne Mansfield
Miklos Hargitay (Older Brother), Zoltan Hargitay (Older Brother) (Actor), Jayne Marie Mansfield (Older Half-Sister) (Actor), Antonio “Tony” Cimber (Younger Half-Brother) (Actor), Tina Hargitay (Older Half-Sister)
Other Family
Ferenc Hargitai (Paternal Grandfather), Mária Róth Fischer (Paternal Grandmother), Herbert William Palmer (Maternal Grandfather), Vera Jeffrey Palmer (Maternal Grandmother)
Mariska Hargitay Career

After Hargitay was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA, she competed in the Miss California USA pageant the following year and placed fourth runner-up to Julie Hayek, who was later crowned Miss USA. In 1984, Hargitay appeared in Ronnie Milsap's music video for "She Loves My Car", the first country music video to appear on MTV. A year later she had a small role in the horror film Ghoulies. Hargitay has appeared on numerous other television programs, including: Freddy's Nightmares – A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series, Ellen, All-American Girl, Baywatch, Cracker, Gabriel's Fire, In the Heat of the Night, The Single Guy, Wiseguy, and thirtysomething. Her voice is featured on the 2005 video game True Crime: New York City. Hargitay also had a minor role in the 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas. She briefly replaced Gabrielle Fitzpatrick as Dulcea in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, although her scenes were cut from the film when Fitzpatrick recovered from her surgery and returned to the film. In 1988, she had a recurring role as Carly Fixx in the soap opera Falcon Crest. She portrayed police officer Angela Garcia in the 1992 series Tequila and Bonetti and appeared in the two-part fourth season finale episode of Seinfeld, where they had her read for the role of Elaine Benes in "The Pilot". She was considered for the character of Elaine Benes on Seinfeld itself before it began. Two years later, Hargitay portrayed Didi Edelstein, the sexy next-door neighbor, in the 1995 sitcom Can't Hurry Love, which starred Nancy McKeon. In 1997, Hargitay played detective Nina Echeverria on the drama series Prince Street, and had a recurring role as inept desk clerk Cynthia Hooper during the fourth season of ER.

Hargitay said in 1986 that she never thought about doing television until a role on the one-hour adventure drama series Downtown was offered. In fact, she experienced difficulties in her efforts to begin a career as a Hollywood actor. Hargitay endured frequent comparisons to her mother. Casting for the lead characters of NBC police procedural television drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit occurred in the spring of 1999. Dick Wolf, along with officials from NBC and Studios USA, were at the final auditions for the two leads at Rockefeller Center. The last round had been narrowed down to six finalists. For the female lead – Detective Olivia Benson – Samantha Mathis, Reiko Aylesworth, and Hargitay were being considered. For the male lead – Detective Elliot Stabler – the finalists were Tim Matheson, John Slattery, and Christopher Meloni. Meloni and Hargitay had auditioned in the final round together, and after the actors left, there was a moment of dead silence, after which Wolf blurted out, "Oh well. There's no doubt who we should choose – Hargitay and Meloni." The duo, who Wolf believed had the perfect chemistry from the first time he saw them together, were his first choice. Garth Ancier, then head of NBC Entertainment, agreed, and the rest of the panel assembled voiced their assent. Hargitay trained as a rape crisis advocate to prepare for the role of Benson. She has portrayed Benson since 1999. Hargitay won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the role. She received UCLA's TFT Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 and was honored at the school's June commencement ceremony. During the last months of her pregnancy in 2006, Hargitay took maternity leave from SVU, and was temporarily replaced by Connie Nielsen, who portrayed Stabler's temporary partner Dani Beck.

When the thirteenth season was about to air, initial reports indicated that Hargitay would appear in only the first 13 episodes. However, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt later clarified that she would be in every episode of the season. As of August 2012, Hargitay was earning approximately $400,000–$500,000 per episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In late December 2008, Hargitay suffered a partially collapsed lung after taking a fall during a stunt on the set of SVU. She underwent surgery in January and returned to work shortly afterward. On March 3, 2009, she was hospitalized after suffering from chest pains related to the injury. She missed one episode on SVU's tenth season. In May 2009, after the show's tenth season, Hargitay and Meloni's contracts expired when they were reportedly making $375,000–$385,000 per episode. During negotiations in April for a new contract, the duo attempted to receive a percentage of the show's profits as other high-profile Law and Order actors had done in the past. It was rumored that NBC threatened to replace Hargitay and Meloni if they persisted in their demands. However, two months later it was officially reported that both their contracts had been renewed for two more years. In 2013, Hargitay was awarded with the 2,511th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star was placed next to the star of her mother, which is located at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard. At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Hargitay won the "Video of the Year" Award, shared with Taylor Swift and all of the celebrities that appeared in the music video for Swift's song "Bad Blood".


Law and Order superfan is left in shock as she bumps into Mariska Hargitay on a flight, March 23, 2023
A Law and Order: SUV superfan had the shock of her life when she bumped into the show's star Mariska Hargitay on a flight from Los Angeles, California to Nashville, Tennessee.  Fans of the hit crime series were left wondering who 'shirt girl' was after Mariska shared a photo of a woman wearing a T-shirt with her character, Olivia Benson, and Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) on her Instagram story. Taking to TikTok to identify herself, singer Taylor Colson shared a snap of herself wearing the merchandise as well as a selfie with Mariska at the airport. 

Ice-T supported by wife Coco Austin and daughter Chanel as he earns star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, February 17, 2023
Ice-T had the love and support of some of the most important women in his life as he finally received his star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 65-year-old actor - born Tracy Lauren Marrow - was joined by stunning wife Coco Austin, 43, and their seven-year-old daughter Chanel Nicole at the star-studded ceremony which took place on Friday weeks after celebrating the announcement . Ice-T's Law & Order: Special Victims unit co-star Mariska Hargitay was one of the few who had the opportunity to speak as she gave a touching speech for her longtime friend. The daughter of old Hollywood icon Jayne Mansfield reflected on what it truly means to have a place on the legendary sidewalks as she said: 'I am just so beyond, beyond, beyond, thrilled to be here for my friend. The Hollywood Walk of Fame means so many things to so many people. It's a place to visit, it's a place to celebrate, a place to remember, and of course, a place to take millions and millions and millions of selfies.'

Ice-T celebrates news that he'll be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame star: 'This is a trip', February 1, 2023
Ice-T was on cloud nine on Tuesday as he celebrated the news that he would be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The legendary rapper-turned-actor wrote that it was a trip to receive the honor after it was reported in a tweet by Variety. The 64-year-old Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star (real name: Tracy Marrow) joked that getting the star was almost unthinkable after his run-ins with the law years earlier.