Mariska Hargitay is an American actress. She is most famous for her portrayal of Detective/Sergeant/Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award. Hargitay’s other notable works include Falcon Crest, Downtown, Tequila and Bonetti, Can’t Hurry Love, ER, Lake Placid, Bank Robber and Leaving Las Vegas. Born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay on January 23, 1964 in Santa Monica, California, to Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield, she is the youngest of their three children. After graduation from high school in 1982, she attended at UCLA, where she majored in theater. Playing the role of Donna, she made her first film appearance in 1985 with horror-comedy film Ghoulies. She made her television debut in 1986’s Downtown as Jesse Smith. She has been married to Peter Hermann since 2004. They have three children.
Mariska Hargitay Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 23 January 1964
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth Name: Mariska Magdolna Hargitay
Nicknames: Bubbles, Marish, Maria, Mackie
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Occupation: Actress, Director, Executive producer
Race/Ethnicity: White (Hungarian, English, German)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Mariska Hargitay Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 141 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 64 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7¾”
Height in Meters: 1.72 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 37-27-36 in (94-68.5-91.5 cm)
Breast Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
Waist Size: 27 inches (68.5 cm)
Hips Size: 36 inches (91.5 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
Feet/Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
Dress Size: 10 (US)
Mariska Hargitay Family Details:
Father: Mickey Hargitay (Former Mr. Universe)
Mother: Jayne Mansfield (Former Actress)
Spouse/Husband: Peter Hermann (m. 2004)
Children: Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann, Amaya Josephine Hermann, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann
Siblings: Miklos Hargitay (Older Brother), Zoltan Hargitay (Older Brother) (Actor), Jayne Marie Mansfield (Older Half-Sister) (Actress), Tina Hargitay (Older Half-Sister), Antonio “Tony” Cimber (Younger Half-Brother) (Actor),
Mariska Hargitay Education:
Marymount High School
University of California
Mariska Hargitay Facts:
*Born in Santa Monica, California, she was raised Roman Catholic.
*Her mother died when she was three years old.
*She is fluent in English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Spanish.
*She was named Miss Beverly Hills in 1982.
*People Magazine named her one of the top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2005.
*People Magazine named her one of the top 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2008.
*She is friends with Glenn Close, Jennifer Barker, Angelique L’Amour, Ina Garten and Joely Fisher.
*She was once engaged to a studio executive, Lance Young.
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.