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Mariska Hargitay

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 ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Series)
Mariska Hargitay
- Maria (2015) ... Mariska Hargitay
 2015 Taylor Swift: Bad Blood (Video short)
 2010 F--K (Short)
 2008 The Love Guru
Mariska Hargitay (uncredited)
 2006 Tales from Earthsea
Tenar (English version, voice)
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game)
Deena Dixon (voice)
 2000-2005 Law & Order (TV Series)
Olivia Benson
- Flaw (2005) ... Olivia Benson
 2004 Plain Truth (TV Movie)
Ellie Harrison
 2001 Perfume
Darcy (as Marishka Hargitay)
 1997-2000 Prince Street (TV Series)
Detective Nina Echeverria
- Father and Sons (2000) ... Detective Nina Echeverria
- A Room Without a View (2000) ... Detective Nina Echeverria
- God Bless America (1997) ... Detective Nina Echeverria
- Pilot (1997) ... Detective Nina Echeverria
- Everyday People ... Detective Nina Echeverria
 1999 Love American Style (TV Movie)
Wendy (segment "Love And The Blind Date")
 1997 The Advocate's Devil (TV Movie)
 1997 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
Detective Penny Hatfield
- True Romance: Part 1 (1997) ... Detective Penny Hatfield
 1997 Night Sins (TV Movie)
Paige Price
 1996 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Kate Conklin the Mounted Cop / Kate Conklin
- The Virgin (1996) ... Kate Conklin the Mounted Cop
- Kept Man (1996) ... Kate Conklin
- Mounted Cop (1996) ... Kate Conklin the Mounted Cop
 1996 Ellen (TV Series)
- The Mugging (1996) ... Dara
 1995-1996 Can't Hurry Love (TV Series)
Didi Edelstein
- The Elizabeth Taylor Episode (1996) ... Didi Edelstein
- I Never Cooked for My Father (1996) ... Didi Edelstein
- Valentine's Day Massacred (1996) ... Didi Edelstein
- Between the Lines (1996) ... Didi Edelstein
- The Boss (1996) ... Didi Edelstein
 1995 All-American Girl (TV Series)
- Young Americans (1995) ... Jane
 1993 Come the Morning
Church Woman
 1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Pilot (1993) ... Melissa
 1993 Key West (TV Series)
- Less Moonlight (1993) ... Laurel
 1993 Blind Side (TV Movie)
 1993 Hotel Room (TV Mini-Series)
- Getting Rid of Robert (1993) ... Tina
 1992 Grapevine (TV Series)
- The Katie and Adam Story (1992) ... Katie
 1992 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
Agent Michele Evans
- Evans vs. Evans (1992) ... Agent Michele Evans
 1992 Tequila and Bonetti (TV Series)
Officer Angela Garcia
- Mama (1992) ... Officer Angela Garcia
- Brooklyn and the Beast (1992) ... Officer Angela Garcia
- Wonderdog (1992) ... Officer Angela Garcia
- A Perfect Match (1992) ... Officer Angela Garcia
- Tale of the Dragon (1992) ... Officer Angela Garcia
 1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Michelle Brown
- Anatomy of a Rape (1991) ... Michelle Brown
 1991 Strawberry Road
Jill Banner
 1991 The Perfect Weapon
 1991 Hard Time Romance
 1990 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
- Windows (1990) ... Carmen
 1990 Booker (TV Series)
Michelle Larkin
- Black Diamond Run (1990) ... Michelle Larkin
 1990 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Courtney Dunn
- Fathers and Lovers (1990) ... Courtney Dunn
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Debbie Vitale
- Romp (1990) ... Debbie Vitale
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series)
Lisa Peters
- Second Wave (1989) ... Lisa Peters
 1989 Finish Line (TV Movie)
Lisa Karsh
 1988 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
- Freddy's Tricks and Treats (1988) ... Marsha
 1988 Mr. Universe
 1988 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Audine Higgs
- ...And Then You Die (1988) ... Audine Higgs
 1986-1987 Downtown (TV Series)
Jesse Smith
- Episode #1.13 (1987) ... Jesse Smith
- Pilot (1986) ... Jesse Smith
- Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die (1986) ... Jesse Smith
- Flowers (1986) ... Jesse Smith
- Tracks of My Tears (1986) ... Jesse Smith
 1986 Jocks
 1986 Welcome to 18
 1984 Ghoulies
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Marishka Hargitay


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[Her tearful acceptance speech when she received the Muse Award from the New York Women in Film in 2012] My mother was the actress Jayne Mansfield, and she died when I was just three years old. And so on this day when I find myself in this room full of powerful forces, personified as women, I miss her very much, and I wish she was here. See more »


In June 1967, she and her two brothers were asleep in the back seat of a car when it smashed into the back of a trailer truck instantly killing her mother (Jayne Mansfield), the driver and Mansfield's boyfriend, attorney Sam Brody. Miraculously, the three children escaped with minor injuries. See more »


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