One of the exclusive news today is that Mariska Hargitay, star of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has signed with CAA. She was previously represented by Paradigm.
Lately we knew that the actress has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her performance as detective Olivia Benson on the thriving Law & Order series, which debuted in 1999. SVU was the first Law & Order spin-off. She won a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a television series in 2005 and has been nominated one other time in that category. She won an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series in 2006 and has been nominated every year in that category since 2004.
Hargitay made her film debut in 1985 with Ghoulies, and also appeared in Lake Placid and The Perfect Weapon. She is the daughter of the late actress and pinup Jayne Mansfield and the late Mickey Hargitay, a bodybuilder and onetime Mr. Universe.