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Who stars in "Law & Order: SVU"?

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"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.

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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.

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