American actress, Mariska Hargitay is well-known for her role the sex crimes detective, Olivia Benson in the NBC hit American drama series, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. She has earned several important nominations and also won a number of awards for her portrayal of the character; a character that managed to gather a cult following.
Early Life And Education Of Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay was born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay in in the city of Santa Monica in the state of California. She is the daughter of former-actress, Jayne Mansfield and former Mr. Universe, Mickey Hargitay, who is of Hungarian descent.
She has two older brothers and three other half-siblings.
Mariska Hargitay's Personal Life
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.