Archives: Mariska Hargitay

Hargitay is a polyglot and speaks Hungarian, French, Spanish and Italian as well as English. On August 28, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California, she married Peter Hermann, an actor and writer who has often appeared on SVU as Defense Attorney Trevor Langan. On June 28, 2006, Hargitay gave birth to August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, by caesarean section. During the last months of her pregnancy, she took maternity leave from SVU, and was temporarily replaced by Connie Nielsen. She appeared with her baby, August, in a Got Milk? ad in January 2007. Hargitay is also the Godmother of her “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” co-star Christopher Meloni’s daughter Sophia.

Upon winning her Emmy on August 27, 2006, Hargitay made a point of thanking her father for everything he had done for her in her life. Just 17 days later, on September 14, 2006, her father died from multiple myeloma in Los Angeles, California, aged 80.
In late December 2008, she suffered a partially collapsed lung after taking a fall during a stunt on the set of Law & Order. She underwent surgery in January and returned to work shortly after. On March 3, 2009, Hargitay was hospitalized after suffering chest pains related to the injury. It was disclosed that she would probably need more surgery. However, she will only miss one episode of season 10 of SVU.

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5 Celebrity Mom Who Embraced Their Post-Baby Bodies

The urgency to lose baby weight in Hollywood is almost as serious as an Oscar win. Who dropped the postpartum pounds the fastest? Who debuted her post-baby body on a magazine cover? How much did she gain during her pregnancy? … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Part 2 **USA, Australia, New Zealand ONLY**

Mariska Hargitay & Her Hollywood Stars

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif. Supported by husband Peter Hermann and their three children - August, 7, Amaya, 2, and Andrew, 2 – the actress … »» Read the article

Children's Museum of the East End 5th Family Fair

Mariska Hargitay & Kids: Family Fair Day

Mariska Hargitay and her children August, 7, Amaya, 2, and Andrew, 2, attended The Children’s Museum of the East End 5th Annual Family Fair in Bridgehampton, NY on Saturday (July 20). The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress had … »» Read the article

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Mariska Hargitay: I Love My Post-Baby Body

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay is pretty in purple on the March cover of Ladies Home Journal. In an accompanying interview, the 49-year-old actress – who is mother to children August, 6, Amaya, 2, and Andrew, … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay hosts Playground Partners Annual Family Party in Central Park, NY

Mariska Hargitay On Her Children: “They’re Awesome & Perfect”

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann endured a long and emotionally challenging journey to finally reach their beautiful family of five and now, things couldn’t be better for the happy couple. “They’re awesome and … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay & Family: Party In Central Park

Mariska Hargitay & Family: Party In Central Park

Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann, and their 1-year-old daughter Amaya attended the Playground Partners Annual Family Party in Central Park, New York on Wednesday (May 23). The actress – the host for the event – gave their little one a kiss … »» Read the article

With their family-of-three growing to five, it's been an unforgettable year for Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann. Though the long road to their bigger brood has included some heartache, the Law & Order actress teared up this week when she told Ellen DeGeneres, "This has been a year of blessings."

Just 6 months after the couple brought home their baby girl Amaya Josephine, they surprised many when they announced that they'd adopted again, this time a boy named Andrew. Though she says they'd hoped to add to their family, they didn't expect it to happen quite so soon!

Mariska Hargitay Tears Up Talking About Her Babies

With their family-of-three growing to five, it’s been an unforgettable year for Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann. Though the long road to their bigger brood has included some heartache, the Law & Order actress teared up this week … »» Read the article

Actress Mariska Hargitay may play no-nonsense detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but when it comes to her three precious children, the 48-year-old mother is nothing but a big softie.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (April 18), Mariska opens ups about her and her husband Peter Hermann's emotional struggle to adopt their daughter Amaya and the surprise adoption of their third child Andrew.

Mariska Hargitay: “This Has Been A Year Of True Blessings”

Actress Mariska Hargitay may play no-nonsense detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but when it comes to her three precious children, the 48-year-old mother is nothing but a big softie. During an … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay Shares Adoption Journey: "There Were Wrenching Moments"

Mariska Hargitay Shares Adoption Journey: “There Were Wrenching Moments”

Mom-of-three Mariska Hargitay, 48, graces Good Housekeeping’s May cover, and for the first time, she reveals the devastating loss that led to her two new babies, Amaya, 1, and Andrew, 6 months. Also mom to son August, 5, Hargitay shares … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay Welcomes Baby No. 3: Andrew Nicolas

Mariska Hargitay Welcomes Baby No. 3: Andrew Nicolas

Congratulations are in order for Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann. The happy couple have adopted another baby! Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann comes to the family just six months after the couple brought home daughter Amaya Josephine, Us Weekly reports.

Mariska Hargitay & August: Disneyland Duo

Mariska Hargitay & August: Disneyland Duo

What a gorgeous pair! Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and her sweet son August, 5, were seen enjoying a day at Disneyland Paris in Paris, France on Saturday (September 3).

Mariska Hargitay & Her Adorable Amaya

Mariska Hargitay & Her Adorable Amaya

It’s Amaya Josephine! Actress Mariska Hargitay brought her daughter to the New York set of Law & Order: SVU yesterday (August 4). This is our first glimpse of Amaya since her very happy mom shared news of the adoption in … »» Read the article

Hugh Jackman & Family: Outing With Mariska Hargitay's Clan

Hugh Jackman & Family: Outing With Mariska Hargitay’s Clan

Celebrity play date! Hugh Jackman was seen walking with his daughter Ava, 5, and her friend, August Hermann, in New York City on Sunday (April 10). View Slideshow »» View All Photos »»

Chris Meloni: Mariska Hargitay Was "Stressy" Prior To Adoption

Chris Meloni: Mariska Hargitay Was “Stressy” Prior To Adoption

Mariska Hargitay may have surprised the rest of us with the news of her recent adoption, but did anyone really think that she’d keep something that big from her partner? Law and Order: SVU‘s Chris Meloni tells Us that he … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay Talks About Amaya's Name

Mariska Hargitay Talks About Amaya’s Name

When it came time to pick the perfect name for her brand new baby girl, actress Mariska Hargitay says the whole family got involved – even 4-year-old August! “We all talked about names because everything is a family decision in … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay Adopts A Daughter!

Mariska Hargitay Adopts A Daughter!

Big congratulations are in order for actress Mariska Hargitay, who is the proud new mom of daughter Amaya Josephine! The 47-year-old Law and Order: SVU star and her husband Peter Hermann shared the adoption news with People today, saying that … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay: Motherhood Helped Heal The Loss Of My Own Mom

Mariska Hargitay: Motherhood Helped Heal The Loss Of My Own Mom

Mariskay Hargitay radiates the September cover of Good Housekeeping. The 46-year-old Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress opens up about motherhood, her longtime role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and how having her own child has helped heal the … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay & Her Big Apple Boy

Mariska Hargitay & Her Big Apple Boy

Mariska Hargitay and her adorable son August were spotted on the Upper West Side of New York City today (August 10). Mariska, 46, spent some quality time with her 4-year-old son during a break from filming her hit TV show, … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay's Smiling Sweetheart

Mariska Hargitay’s Smiling Sweetheart

Actress Mariska Hargitay was all smiles as she welcomed a surprise visitor on the set of Law & Order: SVU on Thursday (April 1). Little August, 3 ½, gave his mama a huge hug before running off to play with … »» Read the article

Celebrity Parents Attend The 2010 Academy Awards

Celebrity Parents Attend The 2010 Academy Awards

Call the babysitter, Mom and Dad have a date night! Some of our favorite celebrity parents hit the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards last night (March 7) in Hollywood, Calif. Dressed in their Sunday best, celebrities such as … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay & Her St. Barts Boys

Mariska Hargitay & Her St. Barts Boys

Hot mama! Mariska Hargitay looked gorgeous on the beaches of St. Barts while vacationing with her husband Peter Hermann and their sweet 3 1/2-year-old son August on Friday (February 12). The 46-year-old Law & Order: SVU actress rocked a bikini … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay’s Sleepy Sweetheart

Mariska Hargitay’s Sleepy Sweetheart

Actress Mariska Hargitay and her 3 ½-year-old son, August, were spotted together as they prepared to depart LAX on Sunday (January 24). August slept in his mother’s arms as she waited for her flight and chatted with a security guard. … »» Read the article

Moms Hit The SAGs Red Carpet

Moms Hit The SAGs Red Carpet

Mom-to-be Paula Patton was aglow on the red carpet at last night’s Screen Actor’s Guild awards in Los Angeles, California. The Precious star, who is expecting her first child with hubby Robin Thicke, dressed up her bump in a white … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay & August Land At LAX

Mariska Hargitay & August Land At LAX

What a cutie! Mariska Hargitay was spotted arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday (January 22) with her smiley 3 ½-year-old son August. The mother-son duo shared a hug while waiting for their luggage. So sweet! Mariska, 45, recently … »» Read the article

Mariska Hargitay: "We're Always Open" To Another Baby

Mariska Hargitay: “We’re Always Open” To Another Baby

Mariska Hargitay looks sassy and confident on the cover of More magazine’s February issue. The 45-year-old Law & Order: SVU star, married to Peter Hermann, opens up about how their 3 ½-year-old son August Miklos Friedrich has helped her heal … »» Read the article