Mariska Hargitay Biography

Birth NameMariska Magdolna Hargitay
BornJanuary 23, 1964 (age 43)
Santa Monica, California
Spouse(s)Peter Hermann
Notable RolesDet. Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
AwardsBest Actress in a Drama Series
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Mariska Magdolna Hargitay (born January 23, 1964) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award- winning American actress known for her role as Det. Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Mariska Hargitay
Detective Olivia Benson in Law & Order (1999)

Mariska Hargitay News

Mariska Hargitay: 'SVU' helped change society's views on rape - Page Six

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Mariska Hargitay: 'SVU' helped change society's views on rape
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Mariska Hargitay says the best thing about having spent 18 years on “Law & Order” is that the show has helped more victims of rape and sexual assault come forward. She told Page Six, “This show has shed new light. When people approach me in the street ...