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Mariska Hargitay

Actress Mariska Hargitay
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Profession: Actress

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy and Golden Globe.

Born: January 23, 1964
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Age: 57 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 2004-08-28 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California

Historical Events

  • 1999-09-20 TV crime procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" created by Dick Wolf, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni premieres on NBC
  • 2006-08-27 58th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win

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