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Who is in the Law & Order: SVU cast?
The characters on Law & Order: SVU are what keep fans glued to their screens week after week. Currently, the cast is a mix of veteran characters and new ones—and they all work together to make an unforgettable ensemble. Below, we break down the major characters currently on Law & Order: SVU.
The woman, the legend, the spine of SVU: Mariska Hargitay. Hargitay has been the focal character of SVU since its start in 1999. In 2006, she took home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on the show.
We've seen Fin grow tremendously across each of SVU's 24 seasons, and now, he's officially achieved Sergeant status.
Giddish first appeared on SVU in Season 13, which many fans remember was when Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) left the department. But make no mistake: Rollins is no replacement. She's a force to be reckoned with when tracking down these bad guys.
Scanavino first appeared in Season 16 after Benson requested an "experienced, empathetic detective" for the SVU. Sonny's steadfast personality led him to become the Assistant District Attorney, serving fans the "order" in Law & Order.
The freshest addition to the Law & Order: SVU cast is Detective Jose "Joe" Velasco, played by Pisano. Joe enters the SVU as a detective after Katriona Tamin (Jamie Gray Hyder) retires at the end of Season 22. He's a great addition to the force and now a prominent member of the SVU family.
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