Mariska Hargitay Net Worth

Biography of Mariska Hargitay

Born on 23rd January, 1964, Mariska Hargitay is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Detective/Sergeant/Lieutenant Olivia Benson in NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 1999 to present. Besides, the actress has appeared in different movies like Hard Time Romance (1991), Bank Robber (1993), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Lake Placid (1999), etc.

Mariska was born in Santa Monica, California to Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. Her mother was known as sex symbol of 1950s and her father was ex Mr. Universe, bodybuilder as well as actor. Her parents legally separated from each other in year 1964. In 1967, her mother died in a car accident along with her boyfriend Sam Brody. However, she and her two brothers Miklos and Zoltan escaped the accident. Later she along with her brothers were raised by his father and his third wife, Ellen Siano.

Hargitay completed her high school from Marymount High School in 1982. The actress also won the title of Miss Beverly Hills USA the same year. After completion of graduation, she enrolled at UCLA School of Theater Film and Television. However, she left the college before graduation because of acting.

Debut in Career

Mariska made her movie debut as Donna in Luca Bercovici’s film Ghoulies. The following year, Mariska appeared as Jesse Smith in CBS’s crime drama Downtown. Besides, she portrayed the main character Joey in Terry Carr’s Welcome to 18. She received a good salary from both TV series and film.

In year 1998, Mariska worked in three TV series. She played Audine Higgs in In the Heat of the Night’s episode “…. And Then You Die”, Marsha Wildmon in an episode of Freddy’s Nightmare titled “Freddy’s Tricks and Treats”. Further, she appeared as Carly Fixx in CBS’s soap opera Falcon Crest. Besides, she had own role in film Mr. Universe.

Eventually, Mariska appeared in various TV series like Baywatch (1989), Wiseguy (1990), “Adam-12 (1990 TV Series)” (1991), Tequila and Bonetti (1992), Hotel Room (1993), Seinfeld (1993), Key West (1993), All-American Girl (1995), etc. Besides, she also played various movies like Hard Time Romance (1991), The Perfect Weapon (1991), Bank Robber (1993), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), etc. All these works provided her good amounts of money which increased her net worth in each respective year.

Works from 1995 to Present

Moreover, Mariska portrayed the role of main character Didi Edelstein in CBS’s sitcom Can’t Carry Love in 1995. She played the role for a year and 19 episodes and earned a handsome salary. The following year, Mariska appeared as Dara in an episode of Ellen titled “The Mugging”. Further, she had the recurring role of Kate Conklin/The Mounted Cop in three episodes of The Single Guy.

In year 1997, she worked in television series like Prince Street and Cracker, and TV films like Night Sins and The Advocate’s Devil. Besides, the actress appeared as Cynthia Hooper in NBC’s television series ER for 13 episodes. She then played the role of Myra Okubu in Steve Miner’s film Lake Placid in 1999. She is also playing the role of Detective/Sergeant/Lieutenant Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit till now.

Mariska played the same role of Olivia Benson in Law & Order in years 2000 and 2005. She had the same role in Law & Order: Trial by Jury in 2005, and in Chicago P.D. from 2014 to 2016. Besides, she portrayed Olivia Benson in Chicago Fire in 2015. In 2017, she appeared as guest in an episode of Nightcap titled “Guest in a Snake”.

Net Worth

The net worth of Mariska Hargitay is guessed to around $50 million US dollars. The actress has worked in various films from her young age which has been one of a reason for her net worth. Besides, the role ‘Olivia Benson’ has been proved to be prominent role of her career as it has helped a lot to make her noticeable among people and increase her net worth. She is playing the same role of Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since 1999 and is earning healthy salary from the TV series.

Must Know Facts about Mariska Hargitay

Real Name: Mariska Magdolna Hargitay
Date of Birth: 23rd Jan., 1964
Profession: Actress, Director, Executive Producer
Height: 5′ 8″
Husband: Peter Hermann (m. 2004)
Children: 3
Facebook: 447K Fans in Facebook
Instagram: 1.1M Followers in Instagram
Twitter: 832K Followers in Twitter
Net Worth: $50 Million


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