Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay
Real Name/Full Name Mariska Magdolna Hargitay
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mariska Hargitay
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 23 January 1964
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 143.3 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Chestnut
Parents Name: Father – Mickey Hargitay
Mother – Jayne Mansfield
Siblings: 3
School: Marymount High School
College: University of California
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Peter Hermann (m. 2004)
Kids/Children Name: Amaya Josephine Hermann, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $110 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Mariska Magdolna Hargitay or popularly known as Mariska Hargitay, is an American actress. Making her debut in 1985, Mariska has appeared on numerous TV series and has worked with many major TV networks that include NBC. She has achieved some great heights in her career, and her splendid acting has made her win a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She is also known for being the daughter of the popular bodybuilder of America, Mickey Hargitay. Her mother is also a celebrity whose name is Jayne Mansfield, Hargitay who worked in the famous 1985 movie Ghoulies.

Well, how well do you know about Mariska Hargitay? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Mariska Hargitay’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Mariska Hargitay to date.

Biography and Early Life

Mariska Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in California, United States. Her father, Mickey Hargitay, was a professional bodybuilder and was originally from Hungary. Her mother, Jayne Mansfield, was an actress. Mariska grew up in the neighborhood of Santa Monica with her two elder brothers. Her parents got divorced in 1967, and her mother was killed in a road accident. After the accident, Mariska and her brothers were raised by her father. Her interest in acting was clearly visible at an early age.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mariska Hargitay in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Mariska Hargitay’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 25th May 2024 having been born on 23 January 1964. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 143.3 lbs in Pound and 65kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Chestnut.


Mariska Hargitay went to Marymount High School, and after successfully graduating from her high school, Mariska enrolled herself in UCLA to pursue her career in acting. During her high school days, she actively participated in cheerleading and theater work. She also studied at UCLA School of Theater but had to drop out as her professional career had already begun by that time.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Mariska Hargitay With Husband Peter Hermann
Mariska Hargitay With Husband Peter Hermann

Mariska Hargitay is currently married to Peter Hermann, and the couple has been together since 2004. Peter is also an actor, and the couple met on the set of Law of Order. In 2006, the couple was blessed with a boy named August, and later the couple adopted a baby girl and a boy named Amaya and Andrew.

Is Mariska Hargitay Lesbian?

No, Mariska Hargitay is definitely not a lesbian as she is currently married to Peter Hermann who is an American actor, producer and writer. Moreover, Mariska is a mother to three kids, and this clearly proves that Mariska’s sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Mariska Hargitay started her professional career by appearing in numerous TV commercials and shows such as Law & Order, which was one of her biggest hits. By the time she was in college, she had already started her acting career. She has appeared in various TV shows, which include “Ellen,” “BayWatch,” and several others.

Her big break came in 1999 when she was selected to feature in the famous show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” In the show, luckily Mariska was selected to play one of the lead roles. She has had a very successful career working with NBC networks for nearly twenty-two years.

Recently Mariska and her son appeared in a commercial for “Got Milk?”.


Being a part of the industry from 1984, Mariska has achieved some real great heights. She received an Emmy Award in the year 2006 and has also received a Golden Globe Award in the year 2005 respectively. Besides this, she has been nominated numerous times for many prestigious awards of the country. Mariska has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is one of her biggest achievements till date.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mariska Hargitay in 2024

Mariska Hargitay Net Worth
Mariska Hargitay Net Worth

With a salary of $450K per episode in Law and Order, the net worth of Mariska Hargitay was last estimated in 2024 and was found to be $110 million. Being a part of many hit shows, she has been able to create such a significant net worth. She earned most of her wealth by working in Law & Order, which is one of the top TV shows of America.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • When Mariska was just three years old, she was in a car accident, the same one who killed her mother. She had suffered only a few minor injuries.
  • Mariska can speak five languages, which include Italian and Hungarian as well.
  • In 2008, she had a horrible accident on the set of a movie, which even led to a partial lung failure.

Mariska Hargitay has certainly proved herself as a talented actress and has been a part of the show “Law & Order” since 1999. Besides being a successful actress, she is also actively involved in charity work. She runs a foundation named “Joyful Heart,” which helps victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. Her fans love her because of her splendid acting and her altruism.


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