Person Details

Birthday: 1964-01-23 00:44:46

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Santa Monica, California, USA

Homepage: http://www.mariska.com/

Movie Involvements: 12

TV Involvements: 10


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Average
7

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

(1999) Olivia Benson
Chicago P.D.
Average
8

Chicago P.D.

(2014) Olivia Benson
Law & Order
Average
8

Law & Order

(1990) Olivia Benson
Baywatch
Average
5

Baywatch

(1989) Lisa Peters
ER
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7

ER

(1994) Cynthia Hooper
Leaving Las Vegas
Average
7

Leaving Las Vegas

(1995) Hooker At Bar
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live
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8
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Average
7

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

(2005) Olivia Benson

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2017 Herself
2015 Herself
2014 Olivia Benson
2013 Narrator
2010 N/A
2008 Mariska Hargitay
2005 Olivia Benson
2004 Ellie Harrison
2003 N/A
2001 Darcy
1999 Olivia Benson
Myra Okubo
1997 Rendi
N/A
N/A
N/A
Nina Echeverria
1995 Hooker At Bar
N/A
Didi Edelstein
1994 Etta Place
Cynthia Hooper
1993 Marisa Benoit
N/A
Melanie
N/A
1992 N/A
Angela Garcia
1991 Jill Banner
Jennifer
1990 Olivia Benson
1989 Melissa
Lisa Peters
N/A
1988 N/A
1987 N/A
N/A
1986 Nicole
Joey
1984 Donna
1981 N/A
1969 N/A
1952 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1999 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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