Mariska Hargitay is an American actress, born 23 January 1964 in Santa Monica. She earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2006). She married Peter Hermann. She also was president. Her father is Mickey Hargitay and her mother is Jayne Mansfield. She graduated from The Groundlings. In 2015, the actress played in the film 'Taylor Swift: Bad Blood'.