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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'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...
  • HBO dominates the Emmy nominations

    HBO dominates the Emmy nominations
    Premium pay channel HBO dominated the nominations Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, earning a stunning 104 nods, including honors for its two freshman series, "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as the acclaimed miniseries...
  • Book review: 'Unreal Estate' by Michael Gross

    Book review: 'Unreal Estate' by Michael Gross
    We've heard it before — Americans don't like to read, they just want to ogle celebrities and watch shows about houses on TV. So how about a book that allows the reader to ogle celebrities and their homes to bring them back to reading? That's just...
  • Golden Globes: Winner Katey Sagal is 'shocked' but prepared

    Golden Globes: Winner Katey Sagal is 'shocked' but prepared
    Mommie-Not-So-Dearest triumphed over "The Good Wife." Katey Sagal, who plays the ruthless matriarch of an outlaw motorcycle gang in FX's "Sons of Anarchy," scored the first upset of the Golden Globes ceremony when she won for lead actress in a television...
  • Critic's Notebook: Emmy nominations' twists and turns

    Critic's Notebook: Emmy nominations' twists and turns
    How do you argue with any master list that includes Jane Lynch, Kathy Bates, Margo Martindale, Melissa McCarthy, Martha Plimpton, Kelly MacDonald, Betty White, Kristen Wiig and Joan Cusack? There were a number of surprises, both heartening and...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Modern Family' on ABC

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 19 – 25 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here SERIES Undercovers: A pair of CIA agents turned caterers (Boris Kodjoe,......
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: “America's Next Top Model” on KTLA.

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 26 – Oct. 2nd in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here PARTIALLY SUBMERGED: Kacey and the other contestants are photographed in......
  • Wednesday's Highlights: “The Middle” on ABC

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 17 - 23 in PDF format Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here This week's TV Movies IN A STRANGE LAND: Frankie (Patricia Heaton) and the family host......