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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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  • 'Law & Order: SVU': Alec Baldwin to guest star in Mariska Hargitay's directorial debut

     
    He may have quit public life, but apparently that doesn't mean Alec Baldwin won't be making cheeky nods to his volatile past....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TV glory: Our take on the Emmy nominations

    TV glory: Our take on the Emmy nominations
    Welcome to the pack, "Game of Thrones" and "Parks and Recreation"! Nominations for the 2011 Emmys were announced Thursday morning and a group of newbies are deservedly joining the pack of usual suspects. HBO's "Mildred Pierce" led overall noms with 21,...
  • Ellicott city makeup artist Janice Kinigopoulos offers tips for natural radiance

    Ellicott city makeup artist Janice Kinigopoulos offers tips for natural radiance
    Janice Kinigopoulos, aka Bridal Babe, discovered her love for makeup as a college junior while working in the cosmetic department at Bloomingdale’s in White Flint. She dropped out of college to pursue a career in makeup artistry and now has a résumé...
  • 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys

    'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys
    It was repeat victories for ABC's "Modern Family" and AMC's "Mad Men" on Sunday night as they captured the marquee prizes at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards. The sitcom about a deliciously dysfunctional family won its second consecutive trophy for...