Mariska is an American actress and the beauty queen who made her debut in the movie Ghoulies(1985). The late 1980s and 1990s was the prime time when Mariska appeared in many films and shows. Mariska also did charity work and established a foundation, Joyful Heart which protects women from being sexually abused. Through her career, Mariska has gained a large number of awards including Individual Achievement for Best Female Lead - Drama - Series in Gracie Allen Awards 2004, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama in Golden Globe Award 2005, New York Women in Film & Television in Muse Awards 2012...
Mariska's family life was not so peaceful, her parents divorced and later her mother died in an accident Being a daughter of an actress Jayne, Mariska showed her talent at a very young age. In 1982, after graduation, she took part in acting and enrolled at UCLA but then left to start her acting career.
Mariska was very carefully about her personal life. Fans hardly heard any rumors of her relationships. In 2004, Mariska married actor Peter Hermann. The couple adopted a baby boy named Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann in 2011.