Born on 23 January 1964 in Santa Monica, Mariska Hargitay is an American actress. She has 3 children. She holds a degree from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She was awarded for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2006. The actress starred in 2015 in the film 'Taylor Swift: Bad Blood'. Her parents are Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. She also served as president.