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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 series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie The Perfect Weapon 2017-04-14
Known For
Poster of Stuck
Poster of Mord im Schilf
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Poster of Welcome to 18
Movie The Perfect Weapon Jennifer 2017-04-14
Movie Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Herself 2015-12-20
Movie Stuck Narrator 2013-02-23
Series รักปาฏิหาริย์ Darcy 2011-10-25
Movie UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera Detective Nina Echeverria 2009-11-14
Series Tonight's the Night Donna 2009-04-18
Movie Der Love Guru Mariska Hargitay 2008-06-20
Movie Careless - Finger sucht Frau Didi Edelstein 2007-05-17
Movie Mord im Schilf Ellie Harrison 2004-10-04
Movie Lake Placid Myra Okubo 1999-07-15
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Olivia Benson 1999-09-20
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Cracker Unknown 1997-09-18
Movie The Advocate's Devil Rendi 1997-10-05
Movie Night Sins 1997-09-20
Movie Leaving Las Vegas Hooker at bar 1996-06-09
Series Emergency Room - Die Notaufnahme Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Etta Place 1994-10-02
Movie Hotel Room 1993-04-01
Movie Blind Side – Straße in den Tod Melanie 1993-01-30
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Eine perfekte Waffe Jennifer 1991-03-15
Series Baywatch Unknown 1989-04-23
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Movie Stirb langsam Unknown 1988-07-15
Series Freddy's Nightmares Unknown 1988-10-08
Series Kampf gegen die Mafia Unknown 1987-09-16
Series Die besten Jahre Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie Welcome to 18 Joey 1986-04-18
Movie Jocks Nicole 1986-11-14
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie Lawinenexpress 1979-09-29
Movie Angriffsziel Moskau Unknown 1964-10-07
Movie Die Geschichte der Nana S. Officer Angela Garcia 1962-08-28
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14