Mariska Hargitay Biography


Mariska Hargitay

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Birth Name: Mariska Hargitay
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: aquarius
Age: 53 Years
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Primetime Emmy Awards winner, Mariska Hargitay is the famous American actress and she is popular in the world for portraying the role of Olivia Benson television drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Mariska Hargitay was from the upper class family born as Mariska Magdolna Hargitay in Santa Monica, California, United States of America to Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. Her mother is also the former actress. She is an American and is of German, Hungarian and English descent.

On 28th of August 2004, she got married to Peter Hermann. Peter is also one of the famous American actors and he is also one of the main casts of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. They are happy to be each other loving spouse and have also welcomed a child together. Beside this one they have also adopted two more children. This is her only love affairs.

While Mariska was just three years old, she came alive from the car accident that took away the life of her mother. She was then raised by her father and then she joined Marymount High School. There she was active in theater and she was also the cheerleader. In 1982, she became the Miss Beverly Hills USA. She began her acting career since 1986 and that was from the television series, Downtown. Till now, she has appeared in more than two dozens of movies and television series. In 2013, for her role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, she earned the salary of $400,000 per episode. Her net worth is said to be $45 million.

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Born in Santa Monica, California

1964 23rd of January

Mariska Hargitay was from the upper class family born as Mariska Magdolna Hargitay in Santa Monica, California, United States of America to Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. Her mother is also the former actress. She is an American and is of German, Hungarian and English descent.

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Her mother died

1967 29th of June

After her parents got divorced when she was just half year old, she was then completely raised by her mother. Her mother Jayne Mansfield was a renowned actress from the United States. While Mariska was just three years old, she came alive from the car accident that took away the life of her mother.

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Graduated from Marymount High School

1982

After the death of her mother, she was then raised by her father. Then she was enrolled at Marymount High School. There she was active in theater and she was also the cheerleader. She graduated from there in 1982.

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Was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA

1982

Since the beginning of her childhood days, she was active in theatre and acting. She was also interested in modeling. When she was in her final year of her high school, she took part in Miss Beverly Hills USA and at the end she was crowned with this title.

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Began her acting career

1986

When once asked about her childhood dreams, she never pronounced the word acting but after appearing the Miss California USA pageant, she desired to begin her acting career and she made her acting debut in 1986 in the television series, Downtown.

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Married to Peter Hermann

2004 28th of August

Peter Hermann is love of her life. She got married with him on 28th of August 2004. Peter is also one of the famous American actors and he is also one of the main casts of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Won Golden Globes, USA

2005

For her role in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, she got her first nomination in Golden Globes, USA in 2005. That year, she won this award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. She also got nominated in this award in 2009 from the same category but she was not honored with it.

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Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2006

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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First child, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann

2006 28th of June

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2006. She and her husband, actor Peter Hermann welcomed their first child together on 28th of June and it was son and they named him August Miklos Friedrich Hermann.

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Her father died

2006 14th of September

Mariska Hargitay was born to Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. Her father was once the Mr. Universe and she was happy to have him in her life. On 14th of September 2006, he died from multiple myeloma.

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Was diagnosed with collapsed lung

2008 of December

Till the start of 2008, she was the healthy woman with little bit of scars on her head which she got from the car accident when she was three. But at the end of 2008, she was diagnosed with the collapsed lung. She then underwent several surgeries.

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Adopted a daughter

2011 7th of April

After she and her husband welcomed their first child together they decided to adopt a child and they adopted one on 7th of April 2011 and it was a baby girl named Amaya Josephine Hermann. They also adopted another one six months later.

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Became Star on the Walk of Fame

2013 8th of November

It seems like; there is not the single award that she has not won from acting. In 2013, for her continuous dedication in the Television, she was honored with Star on the Walk of Fame.

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