"Law and Order: SVU" stars Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer and Christopher Meloni. Other actors appearing on the show include BD Wong, Tamara Tunie, Diane Neal, Kelli Giddish and Stephanie March.
Mariska Hargitay plays the role of Detective Olivia Benson and has appeared in over 300 episodes since 1999. She received an Emmy award and a Golden Globe Award for her work on the show. Hargitay was born in 1964 in Santa Monica, California. As a child she was involved in a serious car accident that killed her mother Jayne Mansfield and left her with a zigzag scar on the side of head. Other shows that she has appeared on include "Baywatch," "thirtysomething," "Seinfeld," "Falcon Crest" and "Can't Hurry Love."
Ice-T was born in 1958 as Tracy Lauren Marrow. He first gained fame as a rapper after meeting producer William Strong in 1982. His first acting roles were in the movies "Breakin" and "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo." In the early 1990s he began taking acting more seriously and landed a role in the film "New Jack City" opposite Denzel Washington and John Lithgow. He joined the cast of "Law and Order: SVU" in 2000 as Odafin "Fin" Tutuola.