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Mariska Hargitay Biography

Updated On 06 Dec, 2018 Published On 24 Nov, 2016
Mariska Hargitay

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
Name Mariska Hargitay
Birth Name Mariska Magdolna Hargitay
Mother Jayne Mansfield
Father Mickey Hargitay
Birth Place/City Santa Monica, California
Profession Actor
Ethnicity White
Nationality Ameriacn
Net Worth $ 45 million
Body Measurements 36-25-36
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 66 kg
Married Yes
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
Movies Lake Placid
TV Show Law & Order
Siblings Jayne Marie Mansfield, Zoltan Hargitay, Tony Cimber, Mickey Hargitay Jr., Tina Hargitay, Venico Cimber

Relationship short Statistics of Mariska Hargitay

What is Mariska Hargitay marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Mariska Hargitay have ? (name): 3 Children
Is Mariska Hargitay having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Mariska Hargitay Lesbian ? Don't Know

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.

Mariska Hargitay Married

First Marriage with Peter Hermann

Mariska met her husband Peter in the set of Law & Suit: SUV where he was playing role of Trevor Langon, a defenses attorney.They started sating in 2002 and got married after two year of long affair.

Mariska Hargitay Children

SON : August Miklos Friedrich

Father: Mariska Hargitay

Mariska gave birth to her son August through C section. He is the only child she gave birth to, but has two adopted siblings.

DAUGHTER : Amaya Josephine

Father: Mariska Hargitya

Amaya was adopted on April 201 and is second child of this couple.

SON : Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann

Father: Mariska Hargitya

Andrew is the third child of this couple and was adopted on October, 2011, just few month after Amaya.

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