Mariska Hargitay Biography

Activities Actress , Executive Producer , Director
Real name Mariska Magdolna Hargitay
Nationality USA

Birth January 23, 1964 (California – United States)

Mariska Hargitay is an American actress, born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Daughter of American actress Jayne Mansfield and Hungarian bodybuilder Mickey Hartigay, at the age of three, she and her siblings survived the car accident that killed her mother. Hargitay attended the University of California and after completing her bachelor’s degree, she took additional courses in theater studies, but she left the university without earning an advanced degree. She later became an actress and had her first role in the film Ghoulies (1985) and then worked mainly in American television series such as Falcon Crest, Tequila & Bonetti, Emergency Room, Baywatch, Love must be crazy and Seinfeld , among many. others. Mariska is notably known for the role of Detective Olivia Benson, in the popular series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-2023), where she has worked for more than 500 episodes, over 24 years.

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