Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay is a famous American actress who is famous for her role as Olivia Benson in the LAW & ORDER series. She has received several nominations and awards for her work in this show. She is the daughter of Mickey Hargitay, who is an actor and bodybuilder.

Quick Biography

Mariska Hargitay was born on 23rd January in the year 1964 in Santa Monica. She made her debut with the movie titled Ghoulies, and her TV debut was with the DOWNTOWN series. She has worked in several TV shows and movies during the 1980s and 1990s. She is also the founder of JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION, which supports all men and women who are abused sexually.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Mariska Magdolna Hargitay
Age: 56 years old
Birth Date: 23 January 1964
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California (United States)
Nationality: American
Religion: Christian
Parents: Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield
Spouse: Peter Hermann (m. 2004)
Children: Amaya Josephine Hermann, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 65 kg
Profession: Actress, director
Net Worth in 2020: $80 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Mariska Hargitay is around 56 years old. She is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and has a weight of 65 kg. She has kept herself well-maintained by doing regular workouts and exercise.

Education, School/College University

She used to go to Catholic Secondary school, and then she went to Marymount High school. She was a cheerleader, athlete and also took part in the theatre programs of the school. She always enjoyed acting when she got into graduation. She went to UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATRE FILM AND TELEVISION, but she didn’t complete her degree to pursue acting.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

She is the daughter of Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. Her mother was an actress and sex symbol of the 1950s while her father was a Mr. Universe. She was raised as a Catholic but didn’t use to visit Chruch every Sunday. She belongs to American nationality and white ethnicity. She doesn’t express any of her political views but stays focused on her career.

Married, Affair, Dating, Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Mariska Hargitay With Husband Peter Hermann
Mariska Hargitay With Husband Peter Hermann

She got married to Peter Hermann, who is an actor on 28th August in the year 2004. On 28th June, in the year 2006, she gave birth to a son named August Miklos Friedrich Hermann. In the year 2011, both of them adopted a baby girl and named her Amaya Josephine. Later on, after two months, they adopted a baby boy named Andrew Nicholas Hargitay Hermann.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did she get married? (married date): 28th August 2004
Does she have any relationship affair? No
Is Mariska Hargitay Lesbian? No
Husband/Spouse? (name): Peter Hermann
Kids: Amaya Josephine Hermann, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann

Professional Life and Career

Mariska Hargitay was crowned with Miss USA and Miss Beverly  Hills USA. She was offered a role in the TV series titled Downtown in the year 1986, and in 1988, she got the role in the famous soap opera titled Falcon Crest.

She worked in several commercials and TV series until she got work in the LAW & ORDER series, which made her gain a lot of fame. She earned a lot of money with series as she is one of the lead characters of this show. She has also done guest appearances in several TV series and shows.

She has also done a lot of movies like Ghoulies, Jocks, Bank  Robber, Mr. Universe, Perfume, Lake Placid, and a lot more. She has also won some awards for her work, which was obvious as she is one of the greatest actresses. Not only has she done amazing roles, but she has gained a lot of love from her fans.

Awards & Nominations

She was nominated for a total of 8 Emmy awards, 2 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, and six SCREEN ACTORS’ GUILD AWARDS. She has also won one GOLDEN GLOBE, one EMMY, and other honorable awards in her career till now.

Mariska Hargitay Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Mariska Hargitay Net Worth
Mariska Hargitay Net Worth

As of August 2020, The net worth of Mariska Hargitay is around $80 million, which she has earned by working as an American actress. She earns around $450 thousand for every episode of TV drama. She has done roles in several TV series and has been nominated for several awards.

Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

There are no rumors or controversies about Mariska Hargitay. She has kept her life away from any controversies and has always focused on improving her career. She hasn’t created any illegal issues in her life.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

MARISKA HARGITAY Facebook page has around 490K fan likes, and her Twitter account has around 892K followers. On the MARISKA HARGITAY Instagram account, she has around 1.5 million followers.

Mariska Hargitay had an acting background as her mother and father were also involved in acting and modeling, but she did all with her own talent. She has never taken the help of anyone, but she is a fine actor who has completed this journey on her own. She has won several awards for her work, and that’s a proof of her honest work till now. She lives happily with her husband and three children now.

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