How did Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay meet? Everything We Know About Their Relationship

How did Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay meet? Everything We Know About Their Relationship

It’s very common for actors to become good friends after filming something together.

Some of the most popular friendships are between Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, as well as the friendship between Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank.

Who is Mariska Hargitay?

The gorgeous 62-year-old actress Mariska Hargitay started her acting career all the way back in 1984 at the age of 20, with her debut role in “Ghoulies”.

From 1985 to 2000, she had small roles in the films “Jocks”, “Mr. Universe”, “Hard Time Romance”, as well as in the TV series “Downtown”, “Falcon Crest”, “Tequila and Bonetti”, “Can Hurry Love” and “ER”.

In 1999, she got her most significant role to date, which was the portrayal of Detective Olivia Benson in the hit TV series “Law & Order”.

She appeared in the same role in several series such as “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD”.

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Mariska has brought her character Olivia Benson to life in more than 500 episodes for over 20 years since she was part of the main cast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” from 1999 – still.

In addition to a successful acting career, Hargitay is also passionate about production.

She was executive producer of 117 episodes of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, as well as documentaries such as “Copy That”, “Emanuel” and “My Beautiful Stutter”.

How did Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank meet?

Mariska Hargitay met her best friend Hilary Swank on the film set of the medical TV drama called “ER”.

Mariska’s portrayal of Cynthia Hooper in the 1998 ER is considered one of her most important roles ever.

Hilary Swank met her future husband on the same movie set, so we can say that “ER” was a great project for her as well.

The two have been best friends for over 20 years now and they have been very supportive of each other, which we can see in their social media accounts and also on the red carpet.

Hilary Swank successful acting career

Hilary’s acting career began in 1992, after her TV debut in the series “Evening Shade”.
Shortly after, she lands several small roles in the series “Growing Pains” and the movie “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”.

In 1992, she was cast as Danielle, the main character for the 19 episodes of the TV series called “Camp Wilder”.

From 1995 to 2005, Swank appeared in TV series such as “Leaving LA” and “Beverly Hills 90210”, as the lead female character in both.

Her greatest achievement in the acting industry is winning 19 “Best Lead Actress” awards in 1999 and 2000 for the movie “Boys Don’t Cry”.

Since then, she has played both small and large roles in the TV series “Trust”, “Away”, as well as in films “Spark”, “What They Had”, “PS I Love You”, “The Black Dahlia”.

Like her best friend Mariska, Hilary is also a successful executive producer, having participated in the production of films such as “What They Had”, “You’re Not You”, “Amelia” and “Conviction”.

Her most recent roles include 2020 films “Fatale” and “The Hunt”.

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