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Mariska Hargitay

1964-01-23 Santa Monica, California, USA

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Mariska Hargitay (born January 23, 1964)  is an American actress, producer, director and activist, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on 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. The daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and actor/bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay, Hargitay is a former beauty queen who made her film debut in the 1985 horror-comedy film Ghoulies, and her major television debut in the 1986 adventure drama series, Downtown. She appeared in numerous roles in film and television shows throughout the late 1980s and 1990s before being cast as Olivia Benson, a role that led to her founding the Joyful Heart Foundation, which provides support to women who have been sexually abused.


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The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU Self 2020-01-02
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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (archival footage) 2010-05-04
The Love Guru Herself (uncredited) 2008-06-20
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Perfume Darcy 2001-04-08
Lake Placid Myra Okubo 1999-07-15
The Advocate's Devil Rendi 1997-10-05
Night Sins Paige Price 1997-09-20
Leaving Las Vegas Hooker At Bar 1995-10-27
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Etta Place 1994-10-02
Come the Morning Church Woman 1993-03-01
Bank Robber Marisa Benoit 1993-12-03
Blind Side Melanie 1993-01-30
ストロベリーロード Jill Banner 1991-04-27
The Perfect Weapon Jennifer 1991-03-15
Finish Line Lisa Karsh 1989-01-11
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Jocks Nicole 1986-11-14
Ghoulies Donna 1984-11-08