Mariska Hargitay Gets Support From Look-Alike Son and Husband at Joyful Revolution Gala

Law & Order: SVU star attends her annual Joyful Revolution Gala with co-stars and other supporters

By Mike Vulpo May 12, 2016 1:08 AMTags
Mariska Hargitay, August Hermann, Peter HermannBryan Bedder/Getty Images for Joyful Heart Foundation

Tuesday night was family night for Mariska Hargitay as she stepped out for one of her most important events of the year.

Before taking the stage at the Joyful Revolution Gala in New York City, the Law & Order: SVU star walked the red carpet with her extended family.

Photographers snapped away as Mariska posed in a floral print gown next to husband Peter Hermann and their son August.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you," the actress shared on Instagram while posing for a picture inside with her husband. "#JoyfulRevolution #WeReGonnaFixIt."

Mariska would also receive support from her famous friends including Kelli Giddish, Ali Wentworth and husband George Stephanopoulos, Stephanie March and more.

Mariska Hargitay's Law and Order: SVU Hair Through the Years
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Joyful Heart Foundation

Perhaps the biggest guest of honor was the one and only Vice President of the United States. Yes, Joe Biden was on-hand as the foundation recognized his contributions to the cause.

For several years, the politician has worked alongside Mariska to help heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

"I became convinced that if we pulled back the mask on domestic violence, we could change the culture and change lives," the Vice President told the crowd when accepting his honor. "If we stay with it, we can change the culture."

"My heart is full of joy and gratitude for @thejhf's invaluable ally, my friend, and my hero in this work, @VP Biden, whom we honored at the 2016 #JoyfulRevolution Gala last night," Mariska added on Instagram after the event. "#LookingToTheFuture with renewed #Hope, #Inspiration, #Gratitude, and #Aspiration. #ThankYou. I KNOW that #WeReGonnaFixIt."

The Joyful Heart Foundation was founded in 2004 to help survivors heal and reclaim joy in their lives. Learn more about the cause by visiting the foundation's website.

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