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Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay is the star of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit". She was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay. The actress has made numerous television appearances and has portrayed Det. Olivia Benson on "SVU" since 1999. She is married and has one child.
Mariska Hargitay is the star of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit". She was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay. The actress has made numerous television appearances and has portrayed Det. Olivia Benson on "SVU" since 1999. She is married and has one child. « Show less

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  • Just Go: Celebrities Line Up to Help Unusual Suspects' Youth Program

    The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company will host its annual spring gala May 29 at Cicada Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles to help raise money for the program, which aims to empower youth, ages 9-21, in underserved communities in L.A. County by providing...
  • Viacom and Joyful Heart Foundation Partner For 'No More' Domestic Violence PSAs

    Viacom has partnered with Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation for a new series of PSAs aimed to raise awareness for the NO MORE movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" actress directed the...
  • NBC Renews 'Law & Order: SVU' for 16th Season

    NBC has renewed "Law & Order: SVU" for a 16th season after some behind-the-scenes wrangling with exec producer Dick Wolf. The last surviving series from the "Law & Order" dynasty had a solid year ratings-wise, and there is renewed buzz about Emmy...
  • 'The Good Wife' Leads List of Emmy Snubs and Surprises

    How could "The Good Wife" not make the cut this year? That was the question top of mind for many bizzers Thursday morning as they digested the news of the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. No doubt the drama series competition was fierce...
  • Emmy Nominations: How Accurate Were Our Predictions?

    In the days leading up to the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominees, Variety set out to predict the most likely contenders in the drama, comedy, acting, miniseries and movies categories. While by no means an exact science, many of our picks made the...
  • Inked-in bets and a few penciled-in ones in Emmy's drama acting races

    Inked-in bets and a few penciled-in ones in Emmy's drama acting races
    "True Detective" and "Breaking Bad" produced only eight episodes apiece but, for their ensembles, it's the quality not the quantity that counts. The shows should dominate the Emmys' drama series acting nominations. Here's an early look at the front-...
  • Allison Janney on Her Double Emmys Win and Post-'West Wing' Act in TV

    When "The West Wing" ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified. She worried she would never find another TV series role as powerful as the one she held in the Bartlet administration for seven seasons. She was nervous about being typecast as...
  • TV This Week Sept. 21 - 27: 'The Good Wife' on CBS

    TV This Week Sept. 21 - 27: 'The Good Wife' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Agatha Christie's Miss Marple (Julia...
  • The Gold Standard: Actors in drama series

    The Gold Standard: Actors in drama series
    "Homeland" swept the two lead acting drama categories last year. Could another first-year series be poised to duplicate the feat? Let's look at the four drama acting races to see if it might be in the cards. LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA Kevin Spacey, "House of...
  • 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit -- Year 14'

    The one still-continuing series in the franchise started its past year with the cops - including Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) - in a crisis both personal and professional, since Capt. Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) was on the hot seat after...
  • Sofia Vergara is TV's highest-paid actress for second year

    Sofia Vergara is TV's highest-paid actress for second year
    Sofia Vergara has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid prime-time TV actresses for the second year in a row. The Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" star's ranking comes embedded in the financial magazine's Celebrity 100 list, which sees TV queen Oprah...