Mariska Hargitay net worth (April, 2023): Earnings, Age, Height, Biography

Mariska Hargitay Net Worth: $100 Million (approx.)

Net Worth:$100 Million (approx.)
Salary:$450 Thousand Per Episode
Date of Birth:Jan 23, 1964
Age:59 years
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.721 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer
Nationality:United States of America

Mariska Hargitay is a famous actress. Mariska Hargitay net worth is around $100 million dollars.

Mariska Hargitay Net Worth
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What is mariska hargitay’s net worth?:

Mariska Hargitay net worth is around $100 million in 2023. Mariska Hargitay is most famous for appearing on the show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. Mariska Hargitay has starred as detective Olivia Benson on the show since 1999.

Mariska Hargitay Net Worth

Mariska Hargitay Salary:

Mariska Hargitay Salary is around $450 Thousand Per Episode. Mariska Hargitay’s current salary per episode of $500,000. In a typical 22-episode season, this adds upto to $11 million per year in base salary earnings before syndication royalties.

Mariska earns $13-15 million from Law & Order each year with other bonuses,considerations etc.

After the show’s 10th season, in May 2009, Harigtay and Meloni’s contracts expired. At this time, Mariska was reportedly making $375,000 to $385,000 per episode.

Mariska Hargitay renegotiated her contract, and as of August 2012, was reportedly earning around $400,00 to $500,000 per episode. Outside of “Law & Order: SVU”, Hargitary has appeared as herself on several shows. These include “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”, “Barefoot Contessa”, “The Jim Gaffigan Show”, and “Nightcap”.

Mariska Hargitay House:

In 2012, Mariska Hargitay and Peter paid $10.7 million for a New York City townhouse near Central Park on the Upper West Side. They ultimately accepted $9.75 million to sell this property in 2019, a $1 million loss. Mariska Hargitay sold a previous NYC home in 2007 for $5.1 million and another one in 2008 for $8.15 million after owning it for just a year.

In 2010 Mariska Hargitay paid $7.34 million for a 7,000 square-foot home in East Hampton, New York that sits on over an acre of property. This is their current primary residence.

Mariska Hargitay Biography:

BornMariska Magdolna Hargitay
January 23, 1964 (age 59)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationActress, director, executive producer
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Peter Hermann ​(m. 2004)​
Children3, Аmауа Јоѕерhіnе Неrmаnn, Аuguѕt Міklоѕ Frіеdrісh Неrmаnn, Аndrеw Nісоlаѕ Наrgіtау Неrmаnn)
ParentsMickey Hargitay (father)Jayne Mansfield (mother)
RelativesJayne Marie Mansfield (maternal half-sister)
Age 58 уеаrѕ
Неіght 1.72 m
Wеіght 65 kg

Mariska Hargitay was born in Santa Monica, California, on January 23, 1964. Mariska Hargitay is the daughter of Hungarian Mr. Universe, Mickey Hargitay, and actress Jayne Mansfield.

Mariska Hargitay Biography
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Mariska Hargitay has two older brothers, and three half-siblings. Mariska Hargitay parents divorced when she was a baby.

When Mariska Hargitay was 3 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. All 3 adults in the front seat were killed. All 3 children in the backseat survived. Mariska was raised by her father and his third wife, Ellen Siano.

Mariska Hargitay started acting in high school, and was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA in the early 1980s. After graduating from Marymount High School in 1982, she enrolled at UCLA, where she attended the School of Theater Film and Television.

But Mariska Hargitay did not complete her degree and left college early and joined the Groundlings improv group in Los Angeles, and she soon began appearing in smaller roles on television. By the late 1980s, Mariska Hargitay had begun to earn guest starring roles on series such as “Falcon Crest”, “Tequila & Bonetti”, “Seinfeld”, and “ER”.

Mariska Hargitay TV Career: 

Mariska Hargitay auditioned for the NBC police procedural television drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in the spring of 1999. She tried out for the role of the female lead, Detective Olivia Benson. Other finalists that were under consideration for the role included Samantha Mathis and Reiko Aylesworth.

Finally, after auditioning in the final round with Christopher Meloni, who was in the running for the male lead, producers picked her and Meloni because of the chemistry they had exhibited together. To prepare for the role of Benson, Hargitay underwent training to become a rape crisis advocate.

Mariska Hargitay has gone on to become the member of the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” cast with the longest tenure, appearing on the show continuously since 1999. Her one brief hiatus from the show was during the last months of her pregnancy in 2006, during the show’s sixth season, when she took maternity leave.

Mariska Hargitay was temporarily replaced by Connie Nielsen as the character Dani Beck. For her role on the show, Hargitay has received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

As the character Olivia Benson, Mariska has also appeared on many other shows, including three episodes of “Law & Order”, one episode of “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”, three episodes of “Chicago P.D.”, and an episode of “Chicago Fire”.

Mariska Hargitay has made a cameo on the sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” as Olivia Benson. Hargitay has also directed several episodes of “Law & Order: SVU”, including “Criminal Stories” (2014), “Padre Sandunguero” (2015), “Sheltered Outcasts” (2016), and “Mea Culpa” (2018), to name a few.

Mariska Hargitay husband:

 Mariska Hargitay married actor Peter Hermann in 2004 after he appeared on her show “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 “Law & Order: SVU”

Mariska Hargitay Interesting Facts:

Her Mother Was A Classic Actress

Mariska Hargitay mother Jayne Mansfield was an Hollywood actor. She starred in the films The Girl Can’t Help It and Playgirl After Dark. Her dark hair and exotic looks also led to her being a pinup girl.

She Met Her Husband On The Set Of Law And Order: SVU

While filming season two of Law and Order: SVU, Mariska Hargitay met Peter Hermann. The two hit it off instantly.He asked her out after they finishing filming and the two attended a church service together. It was there that Mariska decided he should be her husband. They were married in August of 2004.

Mariska Hargitay Has One Biological Child And Two Adoptive Children

Peter and Mariska Hargitay have one biological child together named August. They also adopted 2 other children, Andrew and Amaya. While Mariska Hargitay enjoys being a mother, she has said that the adoption process was difficult for the couple and it took a while for the children to adjust. She told Good Housekeeping, “Adoption is not for the faint of heart.”

Mariska Was Crowned Miss Beverly Hills In 1982