Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
Today, Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay are two of the Law & Order universe's most popular figures. But back in 1999, the stars made their debuts in season 1 of Law & Order: SVU. In this photo, "Det. Elliot Stabler" and "Det. Olivia Benson" are seen at NBC's 1999 summer press tour, a few months before SVU premiered its very first episode!
Law And Order SVU Season 1
Law & Order launched its very first spin-off, Special Victims Unit, all the way back in 1999. Today, Law & Order: SVU is heading into its 22nd season! This gallery takes a look back at season 1 of the popular and long-running NBC series. Look for some familiar faces and facts you may not have known about the show!