Mariska Hargitay (bornname Mariska Magdolna Hargitay) was born on January 23, 1964. Girl was born in Los Angeles, California. Her legendary parents, Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay brought Mariska up in the world of spot lights and cameras. Mariska is their youngest daughter. Hargitay doesn't recall much of her mother due to her early death in a tragic car accident when Mariska was only 3 years old. Though this car accident took the life of her mother, thankfully Mariska, who was in the back seat at the time, survived.
She didn't always dream of being an actress. When she attended High: More School she was more involved in cheerleading, student government, and sports. She occasionally involved herself in theater. The more involved she became in theater the more she began to realize that she liked it. Eventually Hargitay enrolled in UCLA and became a drama student. She claimed notoriety in many different films, television shows and other theatrical performances. In April of 2004 actress married Peter Hermann. In June 2006, she and her husband welcomed her first child a son, named August Miklos Friedrich.