Mariska Hargitay

Age, Height, Weight etc:

Who is it?: TV ACTRESS
Occupation: Actress
Real Name / Birth name: Mariska Magdolna Hargitay
Nick Name: Bubbles, Maria, Marish, Mackie
Age / How old?: January 23, 1964
Birth Sign:Aquarius
From: (Place of Birth): Santa Monica, CA
Religion:Roman Catholic
Nationality: American
Race / Ethnicity:White
Mariska Hargitay Education:Mariska attended Marymount High School and UCLA.

Measurements, Body:

Body Measurements: 37-28-36 in or 94-71-91.5 cm
Height / How tall?:5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm
Weight:65 kg or 143 lbs
Dress Size:10 (US) or 40 (EU)
Shoe Size:9.5 (US) or 40 (EU)
Hair Color:Dark Brown
Eye Color:Dark Brown

Mariska Hargitay


Mariska Hargitay is an Emmy-winning actress from California, born in 1964. She is best known for her role of Detective Olivia Benson on NBC's "Law & Order" series. She debuted as Donna in 1985 "Ghoulies" movie and since then she landed roles in 12 movies (including her cameos) and in over 30 TV series. Also, she is "Law & Order" director and producer since 2014.
Mariska Hargitay is a member of TV Actresses.

Mariska Hargitay photos:

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Family, Mom, Dad, Wife & Husbands, kids

Mother: Mariska's mother is famous actress, singer, and sex symbol Jayne Mansfield, born in 1933. She died in 1967 in a car accident, when Mariska was only three years old.

Father: Mariska's father is Mickey Hargitay. He is once Mr. Universe of Hungarian origin. He died in 2006 because of cancer (he was 80 at time). He raised Mariska together with his wife Ellen.

Siblings: Mariska has two older brothers named Miklós and Zoltán. Also, her mother had two other kids from her other marriages and her father had daughter from first marriage as well.

Husbands and kids: Mariska is married to actor Peter Hermann since 2004. The couple gave birth to a son named August in 2006 and they also adopted a baby girl named Amaya and a baby boy named Andrew in 2011.

Boyfriends & Girlfriends, Relationship

Sexual orientation: straight

Nothing is known about Mariska's relationships apart from her husband.

Mariska Hargitay Money, Net Worth

Mariska's estimated net worth is $50 million. Most of this money comes from her roles on TV.

Houses & Cars

Place of living: Mariska resides in California.

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Misc Questions

How did she become an actress?

In 1986 she was offered her first role in "Downtown" series by chance. Before that, she never thought of becoming a professional actress despite she was fond of theatre as a student.

How did she get her role in "Law & Order" series?

She landed this role after long casting and many auditions. She turned out to be better than 6 other finalists.

What about charity?

Mariska founded charity organization in 2004. She supports victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

What awards did she win?

Mariska won Emmy and Golden Globe apart from many other awards and countless nominations.

What are her other achievements?

Mariska has her own star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located next to her mom's one.

Interesting and Fun Facts:

  • Mariska hates being compared to her mother;
  • She loves her father and she still wants to be like him;
  • As a student, she was a cheerleader and extremely active participant in her school's life;
  • Mariska speaks French, Hungarian, Spanish, and Italian apart from English;
  • She suffered lung collapse in 2008;
  • Dolphins were her inspirations to start charity activity and adopt children.