Being a supermom is tough!! Mariska Hargitay Reveals That 15-Hour Workdays on SVU Negatively Impacted Her Pregnancy: ‘I Was Overwhelmed’

Mariska Hargitay is best known for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She has been portraying the character since the show's premiere in 1999 and is currently the longest-running female actor on the series. Hargitay is married to fellow actor Peter Hermann, and they have three children together. Their first child, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, was born in 2007, and he is their only biological child. They also adopted a daughter, Amaya Josephine Hermann, in 2011, followed by a son, Andrew Nicholas Hermann, who was born prematurely later that year. Despite some challenges during the adoption process and with their children's health issues, Hargitay has expressed immense gratitude for her family, calling them "perfect for [her]."

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