Actress known on her behalf roles in Departing NEVADA and Lake Placid. She was nominated for an Emmy Honor along with a Golden World Honor for playing Olivia Benson in Regulation and Purchase: SVU. In 1982, while going to UCLA, she was crowned Miss Beverly Hillsides USA and arrived in fourth put in place the Miss California USA pageant. She produced her tv debut in 1986’s Downtown as Jesse Smith, and 2 yrs later performed herself in Mr. World. Her mother passed away when she was three, therefore her dad, a previous Mr. Universe, required treatment of her and her siblings. She wedded Peter Hermann in 2004, as well as the few welcomed a child called August in June 2006. Her mom is the past due celebrity Jayne Mansfield, who became referred to as the Functioning Man’s Monroe.
Full Name Mariska Hargitay
Date Of Birth January 23, 1964
Place Of Birth Santa Monica, CA
Height 1.72 m
Profession TV Actress
Education The Groundlings, Marymount High School, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Spouse Peter Hermann
Children Amaya Josephine Hermann, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann
Parents Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay
Siblings Jayne Marie Mansfield, Zoltan Hargitay, Tony Cimber, Mickey Hargitay Jr., Tina Hargitay, Venico Cimber
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Audie Audiobook of the Year
Nominations People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Fighter, TV Land Favorite Lady Gumshoe Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer, VGX Award for Best Supporting Female Performance, Audie Award for Excellence in Marketing
Movies Ghoulies, Plain Truth, Lake Placid, The Perfect Weapon, Welcome to 18, Leaving Las Vegas, Tales from Earthsea, Bank Robber, The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, Hard Time Romance, Blind Side, Jocks, Night Sins, Perfume, Stuck, Finish Line, The Advocate's Devil, Mr. Universe, F--K
TV Shows Can't Hurry Love, Hotel Room, Tequila and Bonetti, Falcon Crest, Downtown, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Prince Street, The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, Night Sins
She received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next to her mother's star.
Mariska trained with Joanne Baron in the two-year Meisner program.
Aunt of Jianni Cimber (Tony's daughter), Brandon and Mickey Hargitay III.
She and Peter Hermann divide their time between New York and Los Angeles.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, right next to her mother Jayne Mansfield's star.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 8, 2013.
When Jayne Mansfield was three years old, her father, who was thirty-four years old, died of a heart attack, leaving her with a shattering void in her life. In a eerie coincidence, when Mariska was three years old, her mother, who was thirty-four years old, died in a car crash. Mariska would later say that "losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul".
In 1992, she was engaged to a studio executive, Lance Young, but later broke off the engagement.
She can only remember two events from her life with her mother Jayne Mansfield, who died when Mariska was only three years old. One is when her mother served her breakfast, and the other is when she rubbed her head while they were in bed together.
(September 14, 2006) Her father Mickey Hargitay died after a lengthy illness at age 80.
One of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2006).
Gave birth, via C-section to her first child, a son, August Miklós Friedrich Hermann (10 lb., 9oz.), on June 28, 2006 at 3:21PM.
First woman ever from the Law and Order franchise to receive award nominations and wins.
(August 28, 2004) Married Peter Hermann at California's Unitarian Historical Chapel.
Former sister-in-law of Dana Hargitay, ex-wife of her brother Miklos.
Founder and president of a non-profit organization to aid the victims of rape - The Joyful Heart Foundation.
She learned to swim at the age of two and later swam for her high school.
One of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2005).
On one occasion, she came upon a pregnant woman who collapsed while in New York City. When no one else came to the woman's aid, she lapsed into her character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) while aiding the victim.
Her father was Hungarian, while her American-born mother was of 7/8ths English and 1/8th German ancestry. Mariska's maternal grandparents were Vera J. Palmer and Herbert W. Palmer (Jayne Mansfield's parents).
Became good friends with Maria Bello when she had a recurring role on ER (1994) in 1997-1998.
Won the Miss Beverly Hills 1982 pagent.
Has a zig-zag scar down the side of her head from the 1967 crash that killed her mother, Jayne Mansfield. She was only three years old when she was involved in the crash and has no memory of the event.
Majored in theatre at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In June 1967, she and her two brothers were asleep in the back seat of a car when it smashed into the back of a trailer truck instantly killing her mother (Jayne Mansfield), the driver and Mansfield's boyfriend, attorney Sam Brody. Miraculously, the three children escaped with minor injuries.
Speaks English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Spanish.
[on dealing with sexual offences] Society continues to misplace blame and shame on survivors - both women and men - on college campuses and everywhere else. That has to end. We must confront the myths and excuses that help perpetuate sexual assault. We must speak out about these issues boldly and often, because criminals thrive when we are silent, when we are reluctant to engage, when we insist that these issues are too murky to sort out.
[Her tearful acceptance speech when she received the Muse Award from the New York Women in Film in 2012] My mother was the actress Jayne Mansfield, and she died when I was just three years old. And so on this day when I find myself in this room full of powerful forces, personified as women, I miss her very much, and I wish she was here.
[on her mother Jayne Mansfield] I think that she was a woman who was way before her time, because I don't know how somebody can have five children and yet still be a sex symbol! She was just amazing.
[on the disturbing aspects of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)] When I read the script sometimes, it's like "Christ! Enough!". I can't sleep at night sometimes. There's the occasional script that just hammers you, that you can't shower off.
[Part of her 2005 Golden Globe acceptance speech] Fifty years ago, my mother stood on this stage accepting this award. She was fortunate enough to have my dad with her. Fifty years later, I'm fortunate enough to have my dad with me. I love you, Dad.
Everything has combined to make my life in New York an amazing experience. I told my manager a few years ago that I wanted to move here and try acting in the theater. Then this show came up. Now I'm in this show that means something to me and a lot of other people.
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