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Mariska Hargitay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mariska Hargitay (born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay; January 23, 1964, height 5' 7¾" (1,72 m))  is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy and Golden Globe. The daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and actor/bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay, Hargitay is a former beauty queen who made her film debut in the 1985 horror-comedy film Ghoulies, and her major television debut in the 1986 adventure drama series, Downtown. She appeared in numerous roles in film and television shows throughout the late 1980s and 1990s before being cast as Olivia Benson, a role that led to her founding the Joyful Heart Foundation, which provides support to women who have been sexually abused.

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Jan 23, 1964 In Santa Monica - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie True Story of Sex and Violence in a Female High School 1973-09-22
Latest Project:
Movie The Perfect Weapon 2016-09-09
Known For
Poster of The Love Guru
Poster of Lake Placid
Movie The Perfect Weapon Jennifer 2016-09-09
Movie Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Herself 2015-12-20
Movie Photographer Nicole 2015-01-08
Movie Stuck Narrator 2013-02-23
Movie Paper Boats 2 Narrator 2012-10-04
Movie Time Travel Mater Narrator 2012-06-12
Movie The Love Guru Mariska Hargitay 2008-06-20
Movie Plain Truth Ellie Harrison 2004-10-04
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Perfume Darcy 2001-04-08
Movie 100 Girls Herself 2000-09-01
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Olivia Benson 1999-09-20
Movie Lake Placid Myra Okubo 1999-07-15
Movie Jocks Nicole 1986-11-14
Movie True Story of Sex and Violence in a Female High School Herself 1973-09-22