Who Is Mariska Hargitay’s Daughter, Amaya Josephine Hermann? Her Biological Parents, Adoption Story, Siblings, & Age

Amaya Josephine Hermann is famous for being the adopted daughter of the star couple, Mariska Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann.

So, let’s read the article about this very celebrity child Amaya Josephine Hermann who, despite being someone else’s biological child, is projected to superstardom due to her legal parents. So, let’s know how her parents feel about her. Also, find the details on her siblings, age, and several other fascinating details on her.

Who Is Amaya Josephine Hermann? Parents, Siblings, Age, Adoption

As per several sources, Amaya Josephine Hermann was born on 31 March 2011 in the United States of America. She was immediately adopted after her birth by Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay. Amaya ‘s adopted mother, Mariska, revealed that she was in the hospital when Amaya was born.

The name of  Amaya Josephine Hermann’s biological parents isn’t officially revealed to the public. Further, their names and occupations remain a mystery.


Moving on, Amaya has two sibling brothers, August Miklos Friedrich Herman (born on June 28, 2006) and Andrew Nicholas Hargitay Herman ( born on October 19, 2011)

August is the only biological child of Mariska Hargitay as she gave birth August at the age of 42 through an emergency cesarean section. Similarly, her third child, Andrew, is also adopted just like Amaya. Andrew moved with Hermanns family Amaya’s adoption.

Reports say that Andrew’s biological father was a close pal of both Mariska and Peter. Andrew was only two months old when his birth father died in September 2011. As they weren’t even over with their friend’s mourning, they were informed by a lawyer that the demised had a son.

Later, the duo of Mariska and her husband, Peter, showed an interest in adopting Andrew. After taking permission from Andrew’s biological mother, Mariska took her and raised him alongside her other two children. However, it is expected that she is living a happy and enjoyable life with her parents and siblings.

Amaya Josephine Hermann’s Mother, Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay is a talented actress who is rose to fame after she portrayed the role of the famous NYPD police captain, Olivia Benson, on the NBC crime TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She was born on 23 January 1964 in Santa Monica, California, United States.

For her outstanding role in the show, Amaya ‘s mother, Mariska, has received numerous awards & nominations, including a Golden Globe & a Primetime Emmy Award.

Mariska Hargitay married Peter Hermann on 28 August 2004 in Santa Barbara, California. Taking the story some time back, the couple first met each other on the set of Law & Order: SVU, where Peter played the role of Defense Attorney Trevor Langan. 

The couple has three children. However, in summer 2006, Mariska gave birth to her only biological child, August Miklos Friedrich. Now the family has adopted two more (Amaya Josephine Hermann, born on March 31, 2011, and Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann born in mid-2011).

Image of The beautiful family of Mariska Hargitay.

The beautiful family of Mariska Hargitay

Besides her acting endeavors, Mariska Hargitay is actively involved in several charitable and philanthropic causes. She is the owner as well as the president of the Joyful Heart Foundation, established in 2004. The foundation seeks to provide relief & support to abused children who have faced sexual assaults, domestic violence, and emotional turmoil.

Fast Facts

  • She belongs to the Afro American ethnic background.
  • Her first name, Amaya, means The end, which is taken from the Proto-Basque word Amaia.
  • Her astronomical sign is Aries.
  • Amaya Josephine Hermann’s parents are related to the entertainment industry.
  • Amaya’s mother, Mariska, is fluent in English, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, and French languages.

Amaya Josephine Hermann Wiki, Bio, Net Worth

Full Name Amaya Josephine Hermann
Age 8 years old
Birthdate March 31, 2011
Birthplace  United States of America
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro American
Profession Celebrity Child
Net worth Under-review
Zodiac Aries

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