Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay Brief Biography

Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Magdolna Hargitay (  ; born January 23, 1964) is an American actress best known for her role as NYPD Special Victims Unit 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 an Emmy and Golden Globe.

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.

Mariska Hargitay News

• Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni reunite ahead of holidays
• Brooke Shields: My 'Law & Order: SVU' character will clash with Olivia
• Mariska Hargitay calls 'Law & Order: SVU' a "platform to affect change"
• Sofia Vergara tops Forbes highest paid TV actress list for sixth year straight

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