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)

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Mariska Hargitay faces the challenges on screen and off - Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Mariska Hargitay faces the challenges on screen and off
Sydney Morning Herald
American television's pantheon of prime-time goddesses is, by some accounts, a modern construct. Women such as Tea Leoni's Elizabeth McCord in Madam Secretary and Julianna Margulies' Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife, who are defined by strength of ...

Mariska Hargitay on SVU - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz

Mariska Hargitay on SVU
Stuff.co.nz
Her name is Olivia Benson and she's played by Mariska Hargitay. For more than 350 hours of television she has been the star of the seemingly indestructible Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Though the male/female partnership concept is not new, what ...

Dick Wolf on Law & Order, Surveillance and His New Book The Ultimatum - TIME

TIME

Dick Wolf on Law & Order, Surveillance and His New Book The Ultimatum
TIME
We caught up with Wolf to talk about the new book, Edward Snowden, Homeland and Mariska Hargitay's icon status. TIME: How does working on novels compare to working on television shows? Wolf: Alone time versus collaborative time. I don't consider ...

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Waiting for rape kit results is 'stab in my heart' - Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Citizen-Times

Waiting for rape kit results is 'stab in my heart'
Asheville Citizen-Times
Joyful Heart was founded by Mariska Hargitay, best known for her role as a sex crimes detective on "Law & Order: SVU," a television show that is able to wrap up even the most complex cases in an hour. The instantaneous forensics of that and similar ...
Wayne Co. making steady progress in testing rape kitsThe Detroit News

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How Squad Went From Underdogs to Queen Bees - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)

How Squad Went From Underdogs to Queen Bees
Slate Magazine (blog)
She has assembled an army of girlfriends—including Mariska Hargitay, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Lorde, and Selena Gomez—and literally weaponized them against her enemies. As Megan Garber writes in her own essay on squad, “Swift is a performer ...