Mariska Hargitay Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Mariska Hargitay Net Worth – California-born Mariska Hargitay was born as Mariska Magdolna Hargitay on January 23, 1964. She possesses American nationality and is an extremely talented actress. Multi-talented Mariska is also a producer, director, and a model.
She is the winner of the title, “Miss Beverly Hills USA”. Additionally, in 2006, she won EMMY awards in the category of “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series”.
Presently, she is a prominent figure among the media because of her iconic role in NBC drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. She plays the character of Detective/Sergeant/Lieutenant Olivia Benson. she is also a trained rape crisis counselor.
Mariska was born in the city of Santa Monica in the state of California. She was born to parents, Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. Her father is a bodybuilder/actor and her mother is an actress. She is of Hungarian and German descent.
She had a rough childhood because of her parent’s divorce followed by her mother’s death in an automobile accident. Her mother died when Mariska was 3 years old. She was raised in a Roman Catholic family.
As per her education, she joined Marymount High School. She graduated from there in 1982. Afterward, she attended UCLA School of Theater Film and Television but didn’t complete her course there. Furthermore, she joined Groundlings Theatre and School in Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
Mariska is a married woman. She is married to her co-actor on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, Peter Hermann. The marital ceremony happened on August 28, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California. The couple started dating since January 2002. After 2 years of dating, they got engaged on April 2004 and later the same year got married.
They have a son together named, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann. Other than their biological child, they have two more adopted children. They adopted Amaya Josephine in April 2011. The same year they adopted another child, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann.
As of now, they are living happily without any sign of divorce or separation.
Mariska has been able to work as an actress and a model. She was into modeling from a young age. After graduation in 1982, she won the beauty pageant title of “Miss Beverly Hills USA”. This boosted her career and then she appeared in several music videos and films. She debuted as an actor in a film, “Ghoulies” in 1985.
The next year, she starred in a TV series, “Downtown”. Afterward, she kept on doing minor roles in TV series and films. She kept on working hard and waiting for her career-changing role. Consequently, she joined the cast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as the lead role in 1999. Since then she is playing the role of Olivia Benson until now.
Furthermore, she starred in TV series like, “Falcon Crest”, “Can’t Hurry Love”, “Tequila and Bonetti”, “ER”, and others. Similarly, she featured in films like, “Jocks”, “Hard Time Romance”, “Leaving Las Vegas”, “Perfume”, and so on. She has also directed some episodes of “Law & Order: SVU”.
For her powerful performance, she has earned multiple nominations till now. She won EMMY award in 2006 for her outstanding performance.
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