Mariska Hargitay

Born Jan 23, 1964

Mariska Hargitay is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson 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.… Read More

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In August 1964 her mother successfully petitioned the court to rule the Mexican divorce legal.


1982 18 Years Old 1 More Event
While a student at her Catholic secondary school, Marymount High School, Hargitay was active in cheerleading, student government, athletics, and the theater program. She enjoyed acting and enrolled at UCLA after graduation from high school in 1982. … Read More


1984 - 1985 2 More Events
1986 22 Years Old Hargitay said in 1986 that she never thought about doing television until a role for the one-hour adventure drama series Downtown was offered.
1988 24 Years Old In 1988, she had a recurring role as Carly Fixx in the soap opera Falcon Crest.
1992 28 Years Old She portrayed police officer Angela Garcia in the 1992 series Tequila and Bonetti, and appeared in an episode of the fourth season of Seinfeld.


1995 31 Years Old Two years later, Hargitay portrayed Didi Edelstein, the sexy next-door neighbor, in the 1995 sitcom Can't Hurry Love, which starred Nancy McKeon.
1997 33 Years Old In 1997, Hargitay played detective Nina Echeverria on the drama series Prince Street, and had a recurring role as Cynthia Hooper during the fourth season of ER. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 28, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California, Hargitay married Peter Hermann, an actor whom she met on the set of Law & Order: SVU, on which he plays the recurring role of Defense Attorney Trevor Langan.
2005 41 Years Old Her voice is featured on the 2005 video game True Crime: New York City. … Read More
During the last months of her pregnancy in 2006, she took maternity leave from SVU, and was temporarily replaced by Connie Nielsen. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old In late December 2008, Hargitay suffered a partially collapsed lung after taking a fall during a stunt on the set of SVU. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old On March 3, 2009, she was hospitalized after suffering chest pains related to the injury. … Read More
In April 2011, she and her husband adopted Amaya Josephine and attended her birth. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Hargitay campaigned for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
2013 49 Years Old Hargitay was awarded with the 2,511th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 8, 2013. … Read More
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