Mariska Hargitay will be with Vice President Joe Biden when he visits the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin on Wednesday.
Hargitay,49, the president and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, made this statement:
I am deeply honored to join Vice President Biden in shining a light on the tremendous work being done by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, a longtime partner of the Joyful Heart Foundation.”
The Hotline stands as an indispensable resource to help break the isolation that so many victims of domestic violence feel. I am eager not only to see new innovations and resources made possible through Verizon’s ongoing support, but also to celebrate the commitment and care the Hotline’s advocates bring to their work every day.
And I will of course never stop celebrating Vice President Biden’s vision and leadership that allowed the Hotline to be created.
The purpose of Hargitay’s Joyful Heart organization,which has branches in New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu, is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
Mariska Hargitay is, of course, best known for the part she played for 14 years as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,”
The original “Law & Order” ran for 20 seasons before it was abruptly cancelled by NBC Is it possible that it could return, maybe with Hargitay in a new role?
Dick Wolf, the man behind the “Law & Order” franchise, told TV Guide:“Never say never… I think the show is as valid today as it ever was. And there’s nothing like it on. That format is still bulletproof. I’d love to, but no one’s calling to say, ‘We want to order more.’ But you never know.”
The spinoff SVU series, in which Mariska Hargity starred, is now in its 15th season and still going strong. NBC has a reputation for reviving properties, some proving successful while others fail. Mariska negotiated very hard for her contract for the 14th season, and ended up with a deal that gave her $500,000 for each episode!
And a some final pieces of random information that you can add to your collection of conversation boosters at parties. Mariska Hargity is the daughter of the blonde bombshell of the 50’s, Jayne Mansfield – and can speak five languages: English, Hungarian, French, Spanish, and Italian.
So, as the saying goes, Mariska Hargity is “not just a pretty face.”