Born on 23 January 1964 in Santa Monica, Mariska Hargitay is an American actress. She married Peter Hermann and has 3 children. Her mother is Jayne Mansfield and her father is Mickey Hargitay. She also served as president. She is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles. In 2015, the actress played in the film 'Taylor Swift: Bad Blood'. She earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2006.