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Dick Wolf, along with officials from NBC and Studios USA, were at the final auditions for the two leads at Rockefeller Center.The last round had been narrowed down to six finalists.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.It was rumored that NBC threatened to replace Hargitay and Meloni if they persisted in their demands.According to Hargitay, she was inspired by an encounter with a school of dolphins that surrounded her while she was swimming off the coast of Hawaii at the age of 15.The encounter, which had ignited profound spiritual feelings within her, was one that Hargitay hoped to share with others.As of November 2010, the Joyful Heart Foundation has sent over 5,000 women and children on therapeutic programs in New York, Los Angeles, and Hawaii, which combine yoga, meditation, massage, journaling, and swimming with dolphins.
During negotiations in April for a new contract, the duo attempted to receive a percentage of the show's profits as other high-profile Law and Order actors had done in the past.
By the time she was a freshman in college, Hargitay had an agent and several small roles to her credit.
She attended UCLA School of Theater Film and Television (where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma)."We started class, and in the Groundlings curriculum, one of the first exercises you do is the cliched 'trust' game.
Hargitay also had a minor role in the 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas, and briefly replaced Gabrielle Fitzpatrick as Dulcea, in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, although her scenes were cut from the film and was let go when Fitzpatrick recovered from her surgery and returned to the film.
Casting for the lead characters of NBC police procedural television drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit occurred in the spring of 1999.
Hargitay has appeared on numerous other television programs, including: Freddy's Nightmares; Ellen; All-American Girl; Baywatch; Cracker; Gabriel's Fire; In the Heat of the Night; The Single Guy; Wiseguy and thirtysomething.