Mariska Hargitay Biography

Published On Nov 11, 2015
Facts of Mariska Hargitay
Date of Birth: 1964 , January-23
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Mariska Hargitay
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Santa Monica, California
Profession Actor
Body Measurements 36-25-36
Breast Size 34 B
Waist size 29
Hip Size 37
Weight in KG 66 kg
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, My Space
Father Mickey Hargitay
Mother Jayne Mansfield
Ethnicity White
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Famous for Her hit songs and lyrics, Leona Lewis came into limelight after her debut album titled Spirit in 2007
Married Yes
Education The Groundlings, University of California, Los Angeles
Awards Black Reel Awards (nominated), Grammy Awards (nominated), World Soundtrack Awards (nominated), Won Bambi Awards in 2008 for Shooting Star
Movies Lake Placid
TV Show Law & Order
Net Worth $ 45 million
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Siblings Jayne Marie Mansfield, Zoltan Hargitay, Tony Cimber, Mickey Hargitay Jr., Tina Hargitay, Venico Cimber
Birth Name Mariska Magdolna Hargitay
Salary N/A
Face Color n
Affair with Lou Al -Chamaa (past), Dennis Jauch (past)
Girlfriend Kat Dennings
Religion Christian
Nick Name Jimmy
Working For Movies and TV shows
Special Title BaoHaus (Manhattan restaurant)
Divorce Yes, (Yelba Osorio (m. 1994–1996)
Books Dreams, Spirit vocal, piano
Chest Size 40
Bicep Size 14
Married to Peter Hermann (m. 2004)
Children Amaya Josephine Hermann, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann
Albums Spirit, I Am, Best Kept Secret, Twilight, Echo, Glassheart
Shoe Size 7.5 (US)
Sisters Marie Leguizamo ,Emily Leguizamo
Tattoo(s) Yes
Boyfriend Lou Al -Chamaa (past), Dennis Jauch (past)
Music Group Bleeding Love, Better in Time, Run, A Moment Like This, I Will Be, Happy, I Got You, I see You, Lovebird, Thunder, Don't Let Me Down, Outta My Head
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On 28th of August 2004, she got married to Peter Hermann. Peter is also one of the famous American actors and he is also one of the main casts of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. They are happy to be each other loving spouse and have also welcomed a child together. Beside this one they have also adopted two more children. This is her only love affairs.

While Mariska was just three years old, she came alive from the car accident that took away the life of her mother. She was then raised by her father and then she joined Marymount High School. There she was active in theater and she was also the cheerleader. In 1982, she became the Miss Beverly Hills USA. She began her acting career since 1986 and that was from the television series, Downtown. Till now, she has appeared in more than two dozens of movies and television series. In 2013, for her role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, she earned the salary of $400,000 per episode. Her net worth is said to be $45 million.

Mariska Hargitay

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Born in Santa Monica, California

1964

 Mariska Hargitay was from the upper class family born as Mariska Magdolna Hargitay in Santa Monica, California, United States of America to Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. Her mother is also the former actress. She is an American and is of German, Hungarian and English descent.

Her mother died

1967

After her parents got divorced when she was just half year old, she was then completely raised by her mother. Her mother Jayne Mansfield was a renowned actress from the United States. While Mariska was just three years old, she came alive from the car accident that took away the life of her mother.

Graduated from Marymount High School

1982

After the death of her mother, she was then raised by her father. Then she was enrolled at Marymount High School. There she was active in theater and she was also the cheerleader. She graduated from there in 1982. 

Was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA

1982

Since the beginning of her childhood days, she was active in theatre and acting. She was also interested in modeling. When she was in her final year of her high school, she took part in Miss Beverly Hills USA and at the end she was crowned with this title.

Began her acting career

1986

When once asked about her childhood dreams, she never pronounced the word acting but after appearing the Miss California USA pageant, she desired to begin her acting career and she made her acting debut in 1986 in the television series, Downtown. 

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2006

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Won Golden Globes, USA

2005

For her role in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, she got her first nomination in Golden Globes, USA in 2005. That year, she won this award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. She also got nominated in this award in 2009 from the same category but she was not honored with it. 

Became Star on the Walk of Fame

2013

It seems like; there is not the single award that she has not won from acting. In 2013, for her continuous dedication in the Television, she was honored with Star on the Walk of Fame. 

Married to Peter Hermann

2004

 Peter Hermann is love of her life. She got married with him on 28th of August 2004. Peter is also one of the famous American actors and he is also one of the main casts of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 

First child, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann

2006

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2006. She and her husband, actor Peter Hermann welcomed their first child together on 28th of June and it was son and they named him August Miklos Friedrich Hermann. 

Adopted a daughter

2011

After she and her husband welcomed their first child together they decided to adopt a child and they adopted one on 7th of April 2011 and it was a baby girl named Amaya Josephine Hermann. They also adopted another one six months later. 

Her father died

2006

Mariska Hargitay was born to Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. Her father was once the Mr. Universe and she was happy to have him in her life. On 14th of September 2006, he died from multiple myeloma.

Was diagnosed with collapsed lung

2008

Till the start of 2008, she was the healthy woman with little bit of scars on her head which she got from the car accident when she was three. But at the end of 2008, she was diagnosed with the collapsed lung. She then underwent several surgeries.