How Tall Is ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay?

Mariska Hargitay has been playing the character of Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for more than two decades. Today, the show airs on several different networks and streaming platforms. When fans aren’t watching SVU they can keep up with Hargitay via social media and that’s where she recently informed her followers that she sustained several leg injuries.

Here’s more on that and a few other things viewers might not know about the star.

Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU
Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson on ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ | Virginia Sherwood/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

Mariska Hargitay’s details multiple leg injuries she sustained

On May 19, 2021, Hargitay took to Instagram and revealed that she had multiple leg injuries.

“#ThatFeelingWhen, you go to the doctor, get an MRI and find out that you have a broken knee, a hairline fracture in your ankle, and a torn ligament,” she captioned a photo showing her walking out of a hospital with a long black brace covering her right knee and upper thigh, and an ankle brace on her other leg. “It’s always a good idea to go to the doctor. Immediately. #ListenToYourBody #TrustTheExperts #StayStrong #InOtherKneeNews #BustingPerpsWithBustedKnees #BraceYourself #NotTheBeesKnees #TheQueenBeesKnees. Great news is I don’t need surgery.”

While Hargitay didn’t say how she actually injured herself she made it clear that it didn’t occur while working on the set of her hit show writing: “Just so you know this did NOT happen at work!”

Mariska Hargitay smiling on the red carpet at the Law & Order SVU Television Milestone Celebration
Mariska Hargitay smiling on the red carpet at the Law & Order SVU Television Milestone Celebration | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Hargitay’s height and her husband’s height

Hargitay is married to Younger star Peter Hermann, who she met on the set of Law & Order: SVU when he played defense attorney Trevor Langan.

After having a conversation about religion, Hermann asked Hargitay if she would like to go to church with him. They began dating for a few years and were married in 2004. Today, they have three children together. The pair welcomed their first child, August Miklós Friedrich, in 2006 when Hargitay was 42. Then five years later, the couple adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, and a boy named Andrew Nicolas.

Hargitay is three years older than Hermann but he has her beat in the height department. According to her IMDb page, Hargitay’s height is 5 feet 7 ¾ inches. Her husband is 6 feet 5 inches tall.

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann pose for photo together on the carpet at Younger Season 6 premiere
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann pose for photo together on the carpet at ‘Younger’ Season 6 premiere | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Hargitay and Hermann’s combined net worth

Following his reoccurring role on SVU, Hermann was cast in the TV Land comedy Younger as Charles Brooks. He’s also appeared in several movies including Swimfan, United 93, Edge of Darkness, and Philomena. Celebrity Net Worth noted that Hermann has a net worth of $20 million.

Hargitay meanwhile is one of the highest-paid female actors on TV, making an estimated $450,000 to $500,000 per episode. She’s also the longest-tenured member of the SUV cast and today has an estimated net worth of $100 million per Celebrity Net Worth.

That brings the couple’s combined net worth to a whopping $120 million.