Mariska Hargitay gets star on Walk of Fame

11/08/2013 4:47 pm0 commentsViews: 331

 

From City News Service

HOLLYWOOD — “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay received the 2,511th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday in connection with the 15th season of the NBC legal drama.

Dick Wolf, the creator of the “Law & Order” franchise and Oscar-winning actress

Mariska Hargitay receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, next to the star recognizing her mother, the late actress Jayne Mansfield. Photo Gary McCarthy

Mariska Hargitay receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, next to the star recognizing her mother, the late actress Jayne Mansfield.
Photo Gary McCarthy

 

joined Hargitay at the ceremony at 6328 Hollywood Blvd. next to the star of her late mother, actress Jayne Mansfield.

Hargitay has received eight outstanding lead actress in a drama series Emmy nominations for her portrayal of Detective Olivia Benson, winning the award in 2006, beating a field that also included Frances Conroy, Geena Davis, Allison Janney and Kyra Sedgwick.

Born Jan. 23, 1964 in Santa Monica, Hargitay graduated from Marymount High School in 1982 and attended UCLA. She made her debut in the 1985 horror-comedy film “Ghoulies.”

Hargitay was a cast member of the CBS police drama “Downtown” during the 1986-87 season, the CBS comedy “Can’t Hurry Love” during the 1995-96 season and the 1997 NBC police drama “Prince Street.”

Hargitay’s other television credits include episodes of “ER” and “Ellen.” She played an NBC executive in the final episode of the fourth season of the classic NBC comedy “Seinfeld.”

Hargitay also appeared in the films “Leaving Las Vegas” and “The Love Guru.”

Inspired by her role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004, whose mission is to heal, educate and empower victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. It has served more than 13,500 people through its healing and wellness programs and connected more than 1.5 million people through its website, blogs and social media efforts.

 

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