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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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  • Steve Coogan: Stephen Frears Teased 'Philomena's Judi Dench About Replacing Her With Helen Mirren

    Although Judi Dench and Stephen Frears were missing in action at Wednesday night's Variety Screening Series showing of "Philomena," the two industry veterans were the primary focus of conversation. "Philomena" star, co-writer and co-producer Steve Coogan...
  • Mariska Hargitay Scared Husband Would Leave Her for 'Philomena's' Judi Dench

    Spirits were high at the Nov. 12 Skylark afterparty for the Weinstein Company's "Philomena" despite the film's recent MPAA ratings controversy. While title-actress Judi Dench was not in attendance, Steve Coogan, who both co-wrote the script with Jeff Pope...
  • Mariska Hargitay almost fired from 'Law & Order: SVU' over bad haircut

     
    "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay, who was recently honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, says she nearly lost her job after a haircut gone bad....
  • TV Review: 'JFK,' 'Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy'

    There's a noise-canceling quality of the programming tidal wave tied to the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, which doesn't make the milestone any less historically significant, or selected programs any less worthwhile. So somewhat...
  • Mariska Hargitay talks 'deeply profound' Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on 'Tonight Show'

     
    Friday (Nov. 8) was a big day for "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay. After 14 years playing Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC procedural, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame....
  • Anthony Weiner & Ted Cruz's Excellent Latenight Adventures With Bill Maher & Jay Leno

    Ted Cruz and Anthony Weiner don't see eye to eye on much politically, and they're at very different stages of their careers. Yet they had one thing in common Friday, as both ventured into the waters of latenight comedy: Cruz, the filibustering Texas...
  • Mariska Hargitay to Receive Star on the Walk of Fame

    When Mariska Hargitay tweeted back in May, "Happy weekend. It's official. Season 15 - I'LL BE BACK!" she gave her loyal "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" fans a treat, breaking the news that she'd re-upped before anyone else. "She has a lot of power on...
  • TV Review: HBO Docs 'Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,' 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley'

    Underscoring the breadth of HBO documentaries, the network's Monday series will in the next two weeks air "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," its latest depressing commemoration of Veteran's Day; and "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," a look at the...
  • Biz Honors Vets With Jobs Outreach

    With Veterans Day at hand, it's useful to remember that the entertainment industry and the nation's armed forces long have had a fruitful partnership. Notable servicemen such as Frank Capra and Clark Gable have shot educational films for the War Dept.,...
  • Director Bill Condon Takes on 'Side' Job With Cult Musical

    Bill Condon makes his stage debut at the helm of the La Jolla Playhouse's revival of cult musical "Side Show," and everything you need to know about it can be summed up in just a few words: This time, the Siamese twins really are joined at the hip. That'...
  • Mariska Hargitay Helps Survivors of Rape and Violence Find Hope

    Mariska Hargitay's fictional life on "Law & Order: Special Victms Unit" inspired her to launch the very real Joyful Heart Foundation. The mission of the foundation, launched in 2004, is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic...