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Mariska Hargitay: NBC Upfronts & 'Too Big to Fail' Premiere

Mariska Hargitay hits the red carpet at two different events in New York City on Monday (May 16).

The 47-year-old actress attended the 2011 NBC Upfronts held at the Hilton Hotel in support of her show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Later in the day, Mariska‘s hubby, Peter Hermann, joined her for the premiere of HBO’s Too Big to Fail, held at MoMA in NYC, where Mariska wore a Vera Wang dress.

Mariska told Access Hollywood that her character, Olivia Benson, will take on a different role toward the second half of the season. “I’m going to go into a different position, which is very exciting,” she dished, adding, “It’ll be quite challenging and different, but I think it’s exciting.”

Mariska is cutting her hours to spend more time with her little ones.

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Mariska Hargitay: Smiling on the 'SVU' Set

Mariska Hargitay smiles on set while shooting Law and Order: SVU in the West Village neighborhood on Monday (April 11).

The 47-year old actress was photographed filming a scene with a young co-star for an upcoming episode of the NBC show.

Mariska and her husband Peter Hermann adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, just last week. The couple already have a 4-year-old son, August.

On Sunday, Mariska took her kids out on a playdate with Hugh Jackman‘s family. Mariska was seen toting baby Amaya.

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Mariska Hargitay: Playdate with the Jackmans!

Mariska Hargitay takes her children August and newborn baby Amaya Josephine for a playdate with Hugh Jackman‘s family on Sunday (April 10) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actress held onto her adopted baby girl while chatting with Hugh‘s wife Deborra Lee Furness.

Hugh took August and his daughter Ava for a walk around the block with the family dog Peaches.

Last week, Mariska and her husband Peter Hermann announced that they had adopted Amaya, who was born only a couple weeks ago.

FYI: Ava is wearing Skechers Twinkle Toes light up boots. Mariska is using her Peg Perego infant seat!

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Mariska Hargitay: Can-Do Awards Dinner!

Mariska Hargitay hits the carpet at the 2011 Can-Do Awards Dinner on Thursday (April 7) held at NYC’s Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.

The 47-year-old Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star was joined by chef Mario Batali and Sarah McLachlan at the event, which is the Food Bank for New York City’s largest fundraiser of the year.

The day before, Mariska announced she and husband Peter Hermann adopted a baby girl named Amaya Josephine.

“I liked [the name Maya], but I wanted her to have the same initials as [my 4-year-old son] August,” she told People. “I thought adding the ‘A’ was so feminine. Amaya sounded so open and feminine and beautiful – just like her.”

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Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby Girl!

Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann have adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, JustJared.com can confirm.

The 47-year-old Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress told People that she is “deliriously happy. From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love.”

Amaya was born just a week ago and in the United States!

“We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered,” Mariska added. “We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We’re just so happy she’s here.”

Mariska and Peter have a 4-year-old son August, who is “over the moon” about Amaya.

Congrats to the happy family!

Mariska Hargitay & Melissa Leo: 'Mildred Pierce' Premiere!

Mariska Hargitay and Melissa Leo attend the premiere of Mildred Pierce on Monday (March 21) at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC.

Melissa is part of the cast of the new HBO miniseries!

Mariska shot a recent episode of her NBC drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, with guest star Rose McGowan.

Mariska and Chris Meloni are so good. To be able to be in that world, that I’ve lost many hours of my life to watching, was definitely a treat,” Rose told Collider.com.

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Hilary Swank & Mariska Hargitay - SAG Awards 2011 Red Carpet

Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay flash their pearly whites on the red carpet at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 30) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old Million Dollar Baby actress wore a Versace dress with Kimberly McDonald jewelry, a VBH bag, and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps.

Mariska, who turned 47 last Sunday, wore an Isaac Mizrahi dress. Happy belated!

The Law & Order: SUV star was up for Outstanding Performance by a female actor in a drama. Julianna Margulies won the SAG Award for her role in The Good Wife.

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