Mariska Hargitay Age Height Weight Body Measurements Net Worth

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay
Photo: Joella Marano from Manhattan, NY / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

Birth Date

January 23, 1964


57 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 7¾ in | 172 cm tall

Net Worth

$100 Million

Body Measurements

37-28-36 in | 94-71-91.5 cm


65 kg | 143 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

9.5 US | 40 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Mariska Magdolna Hargitay was born in Santa Monica, California, United States, on January 23, 1964, is an American actress.

Young Mariska Hargitay first started acting during her years at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television.

She made her big screen debut in horror comedy film Ghoulies (1985) in role as Donna.

She got her television debut in CBS crime drama series Downtown (1986) in role as Jesse Smith.

Her breakthrough performance came as Cynthia Hooper in NBC medical drama television series ER (1997–1998).

Best Movies

Jocks (1986) comedy opposite Scott Strader and Perry Lang

Finish Line (1989) sports drama with Josh Brolin and James Brolin

Blind Side (1993) thriller opposite Rebecca De Mornay and Rutger Hauer

The Advocate's Devil (1997) crime drama horror with Ken Olin and Gina Philips

Plain Truth (2004) drama mystery opposite Alison Pill and Thomas Gibson

Lake Placid (1999) action comedy horror with Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman and Oliver Platt

Night Sins (1997) drama thriller opposite Valerie Bertinelli and Harry Hamlin

Come the Morning (1993) drama with Susan Howard and Travis Knight

The Perfect Weapon (1991) action drama opposite Jeff Speakman and John Dye

She voiced Tenar in Japanese animated fantasy film Tales from Earthsea (2006).

Welcome to 18 (1986) comedy drama with Courtney Thorne-Smith and JoAnn Willette

Best TV Shows

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama for her role as Detective / Sergeant / Lieutenant / Captain Olivia Benson in NBC crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– ), also has received 7 nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.

Downtown (1986) CBS crime drama series in role as Jesse Smith

Falcon Crest (1988) CBS soap opera in role as Carly Fixx

Tequila and Bonetti (1992) CBS comedy drama crime series in role as Officer Angela Garcia

Can't Hurry Love (1995-1996) CBS sitcom in role as Didi Edelstein

The Single Guy (1996) NBC sitcom in role as Kate Conklin the Mounted Cop

ER (1997-1998) NBC medical drama series in role as Cynthia Hooper

Prince Street (1997-2000) drama series in role as Detective Nina Echeverria

Chicago P.D. (2014-2016) NBC police procedural drama series in role as Sergeant Olivia Benson / Lieutenant Olivia Benson


Attended Catholic secondary school, Marymount High School.

Studied acting at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television.

Attended Groundlings Theatre and School in Los Angeles.

Has two older brothers, Miklós and Zoltán.

She was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA in 1982.

She is a daughter of Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay.

Good friends with Hilary Swank and Taylor Swift.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard in 2013.

Speaks English, Hungarian, French, Spanish and Italian.

She is founder and was the president of the Joyful Heart Foundation.

She produced and appeared in documentary I Am Evidence (2017).


She married Peter Hermann in 2004, they have three children, two of them are adopted.

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