| Date of Birth :|| Jan 23rd, 1964
| Age :||55 Years old
Mariska Magdolna Hargitay is an American actress and philanthropist.
Short Bio and Age
According to Mariska Hargitay bio, she was born on 23rd Jan, 1964. She was born to parents Hungarian born father Mickey Hargitay, a former Mr. Universe and mother Jayne Mansfield, an actress. Mariska has 2 older brothers in her family. She has 3 half siblings from the other marriages of her father and mother. Mariska grew up as a Roman Catholic.
Mariska joined the Marymount High School, a Catholic secondary school. There she actively participated in cheerleading, the theater program, student government and athletics. In 1982, after graduating from high school, Mariska joined UCLA and attended its School of Theater Film and Television. In the same year she won the ‘Miss Beverly Hills USA’ title. The next year she competed in the pageant ‘Miss California USA’ and got the 4th runner up position. Mariska began getting minor roles and already had an agent when a freshman in college. She did not finish her degree and in its place dropped out to follow a career in acting. Then Mariska joined the Groundlings theatre company in LA where her improve teacher was the legendary Kathy Griffin.
Salary and Net Worth
Mariska Hargitay reportedly earns a salary of $450,000 per episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ Her net worth is projected to be $50 million. Mariska Hargitay has a home in East Hampton.
In 1984, Mariska appeared in the ‘She Loves My Car’ music video by Ronnie Milsap. A year later she landed a minor role in her first feature film, a horror comedy
Mariska always wanted to be a film actress. After she was offered the role of Carly Fix in the TV show ‘Falcon Crest’, she only considered acting on TV in 1988. Then she continued doing diverse roles on TV and appearances in different shows like Seinfeld, Ellen, The Single Guy, All-American Girl and many more.
Mariska’s biggest acting break came in 1999. When she was cast as Detective Olivia Benson, the female lead on the NBC TV crime show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The show has become very popular all over the world. It made Mariska a renowned actress. The show is also one of the reasons for her high brand net worth and value.
Is Mariska Hargitay Married? Who is her Husband?
In August 2004, Mariska married to actor Peter Hermann. The couple have a natural son and an adopted boy and an adopted girl. Hargitay has detailed that Peter is one of the most stable aspects of her life.
Mariska Hargitay is the founder and president of the organization ‘Joyful Heart Foundation’. It was established in the year 2004 to offer support to the survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Mariska Hargitay height is 5 feet 7 inch. Her weight is 65 kg. Her body measurements are 37-25-36 inches.
Wiki and Social Media
Mariska Hargitay is active on social media like Twitter and Instagram. She has a huge- fans following her in such media. More info about her personal and professional life can be found on Mariska Hargitay Wikipedia and other wiki sites.