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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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  • On TV, a new breed of Modern Woman

    On TV, a new breed of Modern Woman
    A ruthlessly self-aware political wife reconsidering her choices. A sensual socialite facing down an oppressive age with informed good humor. A group of young women so busy defying social expectations they've forgotten to have any of their own. A...
  • 'Law & Order: SVU' star Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann at Joy Rocks

    'Law & Order: SVU' star Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann at Joy Rocks
    The event: Mariska Hargitay, who stars as Det. Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and is founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, hosted a fundraiser on Thursday for the nonprofit — which assists survivors of domestic violence and...
  • Emmys 2013: 'Walking Dead's' zombies are beneath snobbish academy

    This year's Emmy nominations reflected a lot of change in TV. Netflix got creative validation; there are more female-led dramas than ever. But one rule has become calcified: No zombies need apply. Even as hordes of network executives and publicists...
  • 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....
  • Sept. 9: “Katie” begins Season 2; “The View” welcomes new co-host Jenny McCarthy

     
    ABC and its syndicated distribution arm have some notable premieres Monday, Sept. 9, as The View welcomes Jenny McCarthy as new co-host, replacing Joy Behar, and Katie, hosted by Katie Couric, begins its second season. The View‘s decision to hire...
  • 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....
  • 'Law and Order: SVU' Season 15: Mariska Hargitay signs on to continue as Olivia Benson

     
    Hargitay has been with the show since the beginning, sticking around even after her longtime on-screen partner, Christopher Meloni, exited in 2011....
  • The Sunday Conversation: Rita Wilson

    The Sunday Conversation: Rita Wilson
    Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks co-chair one of L.A.'s quirkier show business traditions: the Shakespeare Center's annual fundraiser, "Simply Shakespeare." Now in its 21st year, the benefit, a celeb-studded reading of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," comes to...
  • 'Law & Order: SVU' officers command uniform respect

    On the screen, they're dealing with the most hideous aspects of humanity. When the director yells cut, the actors from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" leave the rapes and murders their characters encounter and fall into easy patterns established after...
  • Mariska Hargitay replaced on 'SVU?'

  • 'Law & Order: SVU's' guest actresses get Emmy's attention

    'Law & Order: SVU's' guest actresses get Emmy's attention
    "We were writing a story for Chris Meloni's character's mother, and she was going to be bipolar. Immediately we thought Ellen Burstyn." So began Neal Baer's wooing of the Oscar-winning Burstyn to the set of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." "We had...