This is a community dedicated to Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Hargitay. It is a positive place to discuss Mariska, her work, and to share fanart and for general discussion.
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ABOUT MARISKA ; Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolina Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964 in Los Angeles, 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.
Mariska majored in theater at UCLA but dropped out before graduating. Her first motion picture feature was the cult favorite, Ghoulies (1985), where she has a memorable performace as Donna. She also appeared in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) credited as 'hooker at the bar', and in "Lake Placid" (1999) as Myra Okubo. Her latest movie "Plain Truth" in which she plays attorney Ellie Harrison will air in the fall of 2004.
In 1999 she was cast in the role of Detective Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - the first spin-off from the excellent franchise of Law & Order (which also has 2 other spin-offs, Criminal Intent and Trial By Jury). This show deals with sex crimes and the detectives who solve these cases.
Mariska speaks English, Hungarian, French and Italian. She married actor Peter Hermann on August 28, 2004. They divide their time between New York and Los Angeles. - Source
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