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Olivia Benson

Olivia Benson

Olivia Benson is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay. Benson is a detective with the Manhattan SVU at the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. During the first twelve seasons of the series Benson is partnered with Detective Elliot Stabler. After Stabler resigns from the NYPD, Nick Amaro becomes her partner, and Benson becomes the unit's senior detective. Following John Munch's retirement, Benson takes and passes the Sergeant's exam, and shortly thereafter assumes command of the unit after its captain, Donald Cragen, also retires. ... more on Wikipedia

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