Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann Have Baby Boy

Mariska Hargitay, star of TV's "Law & Order: SVU," and her husband Peter Hermann welcomed their first child, her publicist told The Associated Press.

Hargitay delivered a baby boy named August by Caesarean section Wednesday in Los Angeles, publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnick said Thursday in an e-mail.

"Mariska and the baby are doing great," she said.

People magazine and Us Weekly reported the baby was a week overdue but Zelnick would not confirm or deny that.

Hargitay, 42, and Hermann, an actor, married in August 2004.

The actress won a Golden Globe last year for NBC's "Law & Order: SVU."

Her mother, blonde screen siren Jayne Mansfield, died in a car crash in 1967. Hargitay's father is former bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay.