Mariska Hargitay Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows

Mariska Hargitay Biography

Mariska Hargitay is an actress from the United States known for her work in a variety of film and television roles including on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, for which she received several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization that helps people who have been sexually abused, outside of acting.


How old is Mariska Hargitay? – Age

She is 57 years old as of 23 January 2021. She was born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay in 1964 in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Mariska Hargitay Family

Mariska is the daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay, a former Mr. Universe who was born in Hungary. Her two older brothers are Miklós and Zoltán, and she has three half-siblings: Jayne Marie Mansfield, Antonio “Tony” Cimber, and Tina HargItay. Mansfield was killed in a car accident in 1967, leaving Mariska, her three-year-old daughter, with a zigzag scar on one side of her head. She has stated that her mother’s death has broken her heart. She is the sole offspring of a former Miss Universe. It’s an experience I’ll never forget. She is the only daughter of Hungary’s first Miss Universe and a former Miss Universe. Her father died in 2006 from multiple myeloma.

How did Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay meet? – Husband

Hargitay married Peter Hermann on August 28, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California, an actor she met on the set of Law & Order: SVU. Hargitay gave birth to their son, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, via emergency cesarean section on June 28, 2006. She and her husband adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, in April 2011 and attended her birth. They also adopted a son Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann in October 2011.

How much money is Mariska Hargitay worth? – Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

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Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

She appeared as Captain Olivia “Liv” Margaret Benson, the commanding officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit in the American crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Olivia was born in 1968 as a result of Serena Benson’s rape by a food salesman named Joseph Hollister. Simon Marsden is Benson’s half-brother. Olivia was appointed as the legal guardian of Gladys Dalton’s cocaine-affected premature daughter in 2010. In 2014, following the Season 15 finale, Benson is appointed as the custodial guardian of Noah Porter, an orphaned baby she rescued from child pornographers. A year later, at the end of Season 16, Benson formally adopts Noah. At the end of the season 14 finale “Her Negotiation,” Benson is kidnapped by serial rapist/murderer William Lewis. She manages to free herself, handcuffs him, and holds him at gunpoint. Lewis survived and is now in jail awaiting trial, it was later revealed. In “Beast’s Obsession,” Lewis escapes from prison using the distraction provided by his cardiac incident. He then rapes an adolescent girl, kidnaps her younger sister, and threatens to kill her unless B. threatens to kill her unless he is released. Benson has been receiving counseling as a result of the assault.

Mariska Hargitay Ghoulies

She appeared as Donna in the 1985 American horror comedy film Ghoulies.


Malcolm Graves, a former member of a satanic cult, is Jonathan Graves’ father. He and his girlfriend Rebecca inherit his father’s estate, which contains occult memorabilia and magic books. Jonathan conjures up a spell and summons two dwarves to perform a ritual for him. As Jonathan chants, his father is raised from the dead, and he raises his mother, who is then attacked by Ghoulies and Dwarves, but Jonathan breaks the spell by placing the talisman around her neck. Jonathan’s quest to learn more about his parents, whom he never met, is the subject of the book. Malcolm appears with the dwarves, revealing that he resurrected Jonathan in order to capture and sacrifice his youth. During the battle, Malcolm resurrects Rebecca to distract Jonathan. Wolfgang appears with his own magical abilities and defeats Malcolm.

Mariska Hargitay TV Shows

♦ 2000, 2005 – Law & Order
♦ 2021 – Law & Order: Organized Crime
♦ 2019 – Saturday Night Live
♦ 2017 – Nightcap
♦ 2015 – Chicago Fire
♦ 2015 – The Jim Gaffigan Show
♦ 2014–16 – Chicago P.D.
♦ 2011 – Barefoot Contessa
♦ 2010 – Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
♦ 2005 – Law & Order: Trial by Jury
♦ 2004 – Plain Truth
♦ 1999 – Love, American Style
♦ 1999–present – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
♦ 1997 – Night Sins

Mariska Hargitay Movies

♦ 2017 – I Am Evidence
♦ 2008 – The Love Guru
♦ 2006 – Tales from Earthsea
♦ 2001 – Perfume
♦ 1999 – Lake Placid
♦ 1995 – Leaving Las Vegas
♦ 1993 – Bank Robber
♦ 1991 – Hard Time Romance
♦ 1991 – The Perfect Weapon
♦ 1991 – Strawberry Road
♦ 1988 – Mr. Universe
♦ 1987 – Jocks
♦ 1986 – Welcome to 18
♦ 1985 – Ghoulies