Mariska Hargitay Net Worth
Mariska Hargitay net worth and salary: Mariska Hargitay is an American actress who has a net worth of $70 million. She is most famous for appearing on the show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She has starred as detective Olivia Benson on the show since 1999 and currently earns a salary per episode of $450,000. In a 20 episode season, that translates to $9 million per year in earnings.
Early Life: Mariska Hargitay was born in Los Angeles, California on January 23, 1964. She is the daughter of Hungarian Mr. Universe, Mickey Hargitay and sex symbol Jane Mansfield. Her parents divorced when she was a baby. When Mariska was three and a half years old, her mother was killed in a car accident. Mariska was asleep in the backseat of the car before the accident occurred and was left with a small zig-zag facial scar.
Mariska began acting in high school and was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA in the early 80s. She left college early and joined the Groundlings improv group in Los Angeles. She soon began appearing in smaller roles on television. By the late 80s, she had begun to earn guest starring roles on such series as "Falcon Crest", "Tequila & Bonetti", "Seinfeld", and "ER".
In 1999, she was cast in the role that would make her a star, as Olivia Benson on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit". She has appeared in every season of the series, with a brief break during Season 6 to give birth. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, six Screen Actors' Guild Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. She has won one Emmy and one Golden Globe, among multiple other honors.
She has also directed a number of episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and has served as a producer of the series since 2014. As Olivia Benson, she has also appeared in episodes of the TV series Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D.
Mariska is the founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation which provides support for women who have been sexually abused and other victims of domestic violence. The foundation has provided various support structures for more than ten thousand women and children to date.
Personal Life: Hargitay married actor Peter Hermann in 2004 after he appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The couple had a son in 2006 and adopted two children in 2011. Hargitay suffered from a partially collapsed lung in 2008 when she fell during a stunt on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Salary:||$450 Thousand Per Episode|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 23, 1964 (55 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.721 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Mariska Hargitay Earnings
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit$350,000/episode