Meloni and Hargitay had auditioned in the final round together and after the actors left, there was a moment of dead silence, after which Wolf blurted out, "Oh well.
There's no doubt who we should choose – Hargitay and Meloni." The duo, who Wolf believed had the perfect chemistry from the first time he saw them together, were his first choice.
Everyone gets out some nervous laughter, and then they all took turns doing it. Two years later, Hargitay portrayed Didi Edelstein, the sexy next-door neighbor, in the 1995 sitcom Can't Hurry Love, which starred Nancy Mc Keon.
By the time it got around to Mariska Hargitay, we'd already done it with ten or eleven students, and they had clearly gotten the point. 'Okay, Mariska, cross your arms in front of you and gently fall back,' I said. In 1997, Hargitay played detective Nina Echeverria on the drama series Prince Street, and had a recurring role as Cynthia Hooper during the fourth season of ER.
For example, I'm going to fall back, knowing that you'll catch me.
Then I let myself fall backward, and sure enough, I was caught. This had never happened in one of my classes before." She portrayed police officer Angela Garcia in the 1992 series Tequila and Bonetti, and appeared in an episode of the fourth season of Seinfeld.
is an American actress best known for her role as Detective/Sergeant/Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, for which she has earned multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy and Golden Globe.