Facts of Mariska Hargitay
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||55 years old|
|Family Name :||Hargitay|
|Birth Place :||United States|
|Birth Sign :||aquarius|
|Height :||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Birth Name||Mariska Magdolna Hargitay|
|Birth Place/City||Santa Monica, California|
|Net Worth||$ 45 million|
|Weight in KG||66 kg|
|Married to||Peter Hermann (m. 2004)|
|Children||Amaya Josephine Hermann, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann|
|Education||The Groundlings, University of California, Los Angeles|
|TV Show||Law & Order|
|Siblings||Jayne Marie Mansfield, Zoltan Hargitay, Tony Cimber, Mickey Hargitay Jr., Tina Hargitay, Venico Cimber|
Mariska is youngest child of Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. Zoltan and Mickey Jr are her older brother. She lost her mother Jayne in a car accident. Her father then remarried a stewardess named Ellen and gave a normal childhood to three of them. Before fame, while attending UCLA, she was crowned as Miss Beverly Hills USA and came in fourth place for the Miss California USA pageant. She made her televise debut in 1986s’ Downtown as Jesse Smith, and has appeared in several other television shows. Hargitay has won for her role as Detective of Olivia Benson. She has also own Emmy, Golden Globe, is also recipient of the UCLA’s TFT Distinguished Alumni Award and has also been inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Mariska is a married woman who tied a knot with Peter Hermann after dating for two long years in 2004. They met in a set of Law and Order: SUV. The couple announced the birth of their first child, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann in 2006. They didn’t give birth to more children but adopted two children, Amaya Josephine, and a boy Andrew Josephine within a span of two months in 2011. There is no news about their extramarital affairs nor are they moving towards divorce. There was a rumor at around 1997 that Hargitay was lesbian and dating Maria Bello.
Early Life and Education of Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay was born as Mariska Magdolna Hargitay on January 23, 1964, in Santa, Monica California under the birth sign of Aquarius. She is the daughter of Jayne Mansfield and former Mr. Universe, Mickey Hargitay. She is of Hungarian descent.
Hargitay lost her mother at an automobile accident. Then she and her siblings were raised by her father and his third wife, Ellen Siano. She attended the Marymount High School where she was an active athlete, cheerleader.
Then Hargitary enrolled at the UCLA and graduated in Theater Film and Television. She also attended the Groundlings Theatre and School.
Mariska Hargitay's Career
Mariska Hargitay crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA in 1982 then she competed in the Miss California USA and placed fourth runner-up. She appeared in Ronnie Milsap's music video for "She Loves My Car" in 1984.
Hargitay debuted in acting in 1986 in TV series, Downtown. Then she appeared in a number of TV series including Tequila and Bonetti, Seinfeld, Can't Hurry Love, All-American Girl, Baywatch, Leaving Las Vegas and others.
In 1999, Hargitay starred in the lead characters of NBC police procedural television drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit along with Michelle Hurd, Stephanie March, Philip Winchester, Tamara Tunie and others.
She played the role of New York Police Department Lieutenant Olivia Benson for which she received multiple awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe.
Mariska Hargitay's Net Worth
Mariska Hargitay is one of the successful TV actresses, she has an estimated net worth of $45 million. Believing some online sources, she earned $450k+ per episode from her appearances in Law and Order.
Mariska Hargitay's Personal Life
Mariska Hargitay is a married woman, she tied the knot to Peter Hermann on August 2004 in Santa Barbara, California after two years of dating. The duo first met on the set of Law and Order: SVU and after few meetings, the couple eventually fell in love.
The duo welcomed their first child, a son, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann on June 28, 2006, by an emergency cesarean section. In April 2011, the duo adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine and attended her birth and in October the couple adopted a baby boy, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann.