Amaya Josephine Hermann is the daughter of American actress, director, and philanthropist Mariska Hargitay and actor, producer, and writer Peter Hermann.
Amaya Josephine was born on April 11, 2011, in Africa. Mariska Hargitay Hermann and her father, Peter Hermann, formally adopted her the same year.
Her biological parent's information is not revealed yet.
Her both parents are actors. She has one elder brother and one younger brother.
Her elder brother Andrew Nicholas Hargitay Hermann is the biological son of his parents.
He was born on June 28, 2006. He was born through a surgical procedure called Caesarean Section. He is fifteen years old.
Amaya’s younger brother’s name is August Miklos Friedrich Hermann.
Peter and Mariska also adopted him. He was born in October of 2011. He is ten years old.
Mariska said in an interview that her family is perfect for her.
She also mentioned that they are a whole, happy, joyful, chaotic, and crazy unit.
Amaya’s parents met on the set while shooting a television series called Law and Order: Special Victim Unit.
They got married on August 28, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California. They are in their sixteen years of marriage.
There has been no rumor about their marital dispute or any scandal.
Mariska mentioned that they understand each other very well and are a happy couple.
Having the same profession also helped them to understand each other better.
Peter has appeared on several television shows like Guiding light, All my children, Sex and the City, A Gifted Man, Bored to Death, Hope and Faith, Beautiful People, Younger, Curb your Enthusiasm, The Good Wife, and so on.
He has also appeared in various movies like The Treatment, Too Big to Fail, Chinese Puzzle, Duane Incarnate, Swim Fan, United 93 and so forth.
Amaya’s mother has appeared on more than thirty television series.
She has also appeared on the pilot episode of the biggest 90s sitcom Seinfeld. She has also starred in one of the episodes of Baywatch.
Mariska has appeared more in the 80s and 90s movies such as Ghoulies, Welcome to 18, The Perfect Weapon, Strawberry Road, Perfume, which are some of her recognized works.
Reason for Adoption by Amaya’s Parents
They both wanted to start a family. Mariska mainly was a family-driven person.
Her mother died when she was just a three years old kid. Her mother had a car accident.
This caused her spot death. She was brought up and raised by a stepmother and half-siblings.
She knew exactly what it’s like not to have a good mother figure. This was one of the main reasons why she wanted to have a family.
She also knew that many kids do not have their biological parents and could not access basic needs.
So, she wanted to adopt kids. She said the family is supposed to be biological, and there are different ways a family can be created.
She also added saying that a bond is what it takes to build a true family.
Now the pair is blessed with three kids and is a happy family of five members.
Amaya is too young to work. She is still in school. She studies in grade four.
The net worth of her mother is given below:
|$100 million||Actress, businesswoman|
Age, Height, and Weight
- She is ten years old.
- Her nationality is American.
- Her ethnicity is African.
- Her height is four feet and six inches.
- Her weight is twenty-five kilograms.
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