Biography

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Mariska Hargitay (born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay; January 23, 1964, height 5' 7¾" (1,72 m))  is an American actress, 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mariska Hargitay (born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay; January 23, 1964, height 5' 7¾" (1,72 m))  is an American actress, 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1964-01-23

Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, USA

Official Site http://www.mariska.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 I Am Evidence as Herself
2016 The Perfect Weapon as Jennifer
2015 Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live as Herself
2014 Chicago P.D. (2 episodes) as Olivia Benson
2013 Stuck as Narrator
2008 The Love Guru as Mariska Hargitay
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (1 episode) as Olivia Benson
2004 Plain Truth as Ellie Harrison
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode)
2001 Perfume as Darcy
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (462 episodes) as Olivia Benson
1999 Lake Placid as Myra Okubo
1997 The Advocate's Devil as Rendi
1997 Night Sins
1997 Cracker (1 episode)
1997 The View (2 episodes)
1997 Prince Street (6 episodes) as Detective Nina Echeverria
1995 Leaving Las Vegas as Hooker At Bar
1995 The Single Guy (3 episodes)
1995 Can't Hurry Love (19 episodes) as Didi Edelstein
1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps as Etta Place
1994 ER (13 episodes) as Cynthia Hooper
1993 Bank Robber as Marisa Benoit
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2 episodes)
1993 Blind Side as Melanie
1993 Hotel Room (3 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2 episodes)
1992 Tequila and Bonetti (12 episodes) as Officer Angela Garcia
1991 The Perfect Weapon as Jennifer
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes) as Detective Olivia Benson
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode) as Melissa
1989 Baywatch (1 episode) as Lisa Peters
1989 Finish Line
1988 Freddy's Nightmares (1 episode)
1987 thirtysomething (1 episode)
1987 Wiseguy (1 episode)
1986 Jocks as Nicole
1986 Welcome to 18 as Joey
1984 Ghoulies as Donna
1981 Falcon Crest (15 episodes)
1969 Sesame Street (1 episode)
1952 Today (2 episodes)

Production

2017 I Am Evidence Producer
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (6 episodes)Producer (2 episodes)Executive Producer

Directing

1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (3 episodes)Director

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