- Real nameMariska Magdolna Hargitay
- Date of birthJanuary 23, 1964
- Age58 years
- Zodiac signAquarius
- BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA
Parents and family
- Father Mickey Hargitay
- Mother Jayne Mansfield
- Brother Miklós Hargitay, Zoltán Hargitay
- Half-sister Jayne Marie Mansfield, Tina Hargitay
- Half-brother Antonio "Tony" Cimber
Mariska Hargitay husband
Mariska Hargitay 3 kids
Mariska Hargitay is a television star. She first appeared on TV in 1986 in the Downtown series and proceeded with playing in Falcon Crest, Tequila and Bonetti, Can’t Hurry Love, ER and many other projects. Though, she got recognition along with Golden Globe and Emmy for portraying Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Hargitay even directed some episodes and has served as its producer since 2014.
Mariska’s big screen debut happened in the 1985 film Ghoulies. Among her other credits are Welcome to 18, Jocks, Hard Time Romance, Lake Placid and The Love Guru movies.
Additionally, the star dedicates much time to charity and runs Joyful Heart Foundation helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
On August 28, 2004, Hargitay got hitched to Peter Hermann. In 2006, they welcomed son August. In 2011, the spouses adopted two more kids, girl Amaya and boy Andrew.
A curious fact: her mother is actress Jayne Mansfield who tragically died in a car crash when Mariska was only 3. She and her brothers were in the car as well but got minor injuries.