Mariska Hargitay

ACTRESS, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR

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Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was involved in the fatal accident which killed her mother. The children escaped with minor injuries. Her father remarried a stewardess named Ellen, and they raised the three children and gave them a normal childhood. They also financially supported the children, since Jayne Mansfield's debt-ridden estate left no money for them.Mariska majored in theater at UCLA. Her first motion picture feature was the cult favorite, Ghoulies (1984), where she gave a memorable performance as Donna. Unlike her mother Jayne, who had changed her name, her hair color, and did nude pictorials to become a star, Mariska took a very different approach on her journey to become a star. She rejected advice to change her name and appearance. And she refused to copy her mother's sexy image by turning down nude scenes in her next film Jocks (1986). She told casting directors that she was her own person when she held onto her dark locks and athletic figure, when they were expecting another blond, buxom Jayne Mansfield. Mariska continued with her acting classes and waited on tables, while she landed forgettable roles in short-lived television shows. She appeared a few times on the nighttime soap Falcon Crest (1981). She also appeared in the hit film Leaving Las Vegas (1995), credited as 'Hooker at the bar', and in the flop film Lake Placid (1999) as Myra Okubo. Her recurring role on the top-rated show Urgences (1994) in 1998 gave her career enough of a jolt to land her the starring role of Det. Olivia Benson in New York - Unité spéciale (1999), the first spin off from the excellent franchise of New York - Police judiciaire (1990). The hour-long show deals with sex crimes and the detectives who solve these cases. Mariska played Olivia as a tough, compassionate detective, who did action scenes and her own stunt work. She reaped the rewards from the hit TV show, after struggling and studying her craft for fifteen years. She became the highest paid actress on television, and she won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her performance. The show also changed her personal life, since she met her husband actor Peter Hermann on the set and married him on August 28, 2004. That same year, she appeared in the television movie La voix de l'innocence (2004), in which she played attorney Ellie Harrison. Mariska became an activist, when fans of her show who were abused, would write to her, and she founded a non-profit organization called "Joyful Heart Foundation" to help "survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse."Mariska gave birth to her son August in 2006. But that tremendous joy was soon followed by tremendous sadness when her beloved father Mickey died just two months later at the age of 80. Mariska and her husband Peter adopted two children, a girl named Amaya, and a boy named Andrew, within a span of few months in 2011.Mariska speaks English, Hungarian, French, Spanish, and Italian, and her husband also speaks several languages, including his native language German. They divide their time between New York and Los Angeles. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Debby -- The Binary Vixen

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Mariska Hargitay’s flixes, followed by Google Play Movies compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Mariska Hargitay on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1986 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Mariska Hargitay movies released per year from 1989 till 2021.

Top Genres

Mariska Hargitay works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Crime Genre flixes. 31% of Mariska Hargitay movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Mariska Hargitay worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Mariska Hargitay has worked on is 6.4.

6.4 / 10

Mariska Hargitay's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., investigate sexually related crimes.

8.1/1060 min

Available in 14 platform(s).

An investigation into the way sexual assault cases are handled by police departments across the United States.

7.6/1089 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

Adventure,Animation,Fantasy
Tales from Earthsea (2006)

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

6.4/10115 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Brady Hawkes has to run to his son's rescue once again in this continuation of the Gambler stories. Jeremiah is now a young man who has become involved with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance ...

5.9/10182 min

Available in 2 platform(s).