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Hargitay Collects Prizes, Keeps Acting

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Hargitay Collects Prizes, Keeps Acting

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Hargitay Collects Prizes, Keeps Acting

Hargitay Collects Prizes, Keeps Acting

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Since 1999, Mariska Hargitay has played a police detective specializing in sex crimes on the NBC drama, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Earlier this year, she won the Golden Globe for best actress in a dramatic series. For the past two years, Hargitay has been nominated for an Emmy for best actress in a drama series.

Her mother was the actress Jayne Mansfield, who died in a car accident when Hargitay was only 3. Her father is the muscleman/actor Mickey Hargitay.

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