Chris Meloni Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 24, 2022
Chris Meloni began as a construction worker and worked as a bouncer and personal trainer before his acting break.
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About Chris Meloni

Christopher Peter Meloni, widely known as Chris Meloni, is an actor from Washington DC known for his performances in the television series 'The Oz' and 'Law and Order'.
Christopher Meloni has played various guest roles on TV, and his first big break as an actor was when he played Chris Keller in 'OZ'. Christopher Meloni was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame of his high school as the undefeated member of the 1978 soccer team, where he played quarterback.

Chris Meloni's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Chris Meloni's net worth?

American actor Christopher Meloni's net worth is estimated to be $30 million.
Christopher Meloni's net worth includes income, money, and assets from all sources.

How much does Chris Meloni earn per year?

Christopher Meloni has an estimated annual earning of over $10 million, and he earned approximately $300,000 per episode for 'Law and Order: SUV'.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Chris Meloni?

Christopher Meloni stands at 6 ft (183 cm) in height.

How old is Chris Meloni?

Born on April 2, 1961, with Aries as the star sign, Christopher Meloni is 61 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Christopher Meloni was born Christopher Peter Meloni on April 2, 1961, to an endocrinologist, Charles Robert Meloni, and Cecile Chagnon. Chris is the youngest among the two siblings. Chris Meloni was born and raised in Washington, DC, USA.
Christopher Meloni attended St. Stephen's School in Alexandria, Virginia. Soon after high school, he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with a history degree in 1983. After graduation from the University of Colorado, Chris moved to New York and continued to study Center for Media Arty with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Chris Meloni's partner?

Christopher Meloni has been married to Doris Sherman Meloni since July 1, 1995. The couple has two children. Their first-born daughter Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni, was born on March 23, 2001, and their second-born son Dante Amadeo Meloni was born on January 2, 2004. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Christopher Peter Meloni, widely known as Christopher Meloni, is an actor known for his television roles as Detective Elliot Stabler in the NBC drama 'Law and Order' (2000). He is also known for starring Roman Zimojic in the HBO series 'True Blood' (2012), Chris Keller in 'Oz' (1998-2003), and The Grand Wizard in 'Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay' (2008). Besides, he also starred in and worked as an executive producer of the Sci-fi series 'Happy' (2017-2019).
Christopher Meloni is best-known among his fans for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler in 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' (1999-2022), 'Law and Order: Organized Crime' (2021-2022), 'Law and Order: Trial by Jury' (2005), and 'Law and Order' (2000).
Meloni made his acting debut with commercials, minor roles in various movies, and short-lived tv series. Chris Meloni's first recognized roles are for the 1996 thriller 'Bound' as the hothead son of Mafia Don, Robbie Sinclair's friend Spike in 'Dinosaurs', and Julia Roberts in romantic comedy 'Runaway Bride'.
Christopher Meloni has starred in various movies, including Colonel Nathan Hardy in 'Man of Steel' (2013), Coach Bob Kelly in 'Runaway Bride' (1999), Clerk at Flamingo Hotel in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' (1998), and Lt. Halperin in '12 Monkeys' (1995).

Charity Work

Christopher Meloni was awarded the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award and Jake Gyllenhaal for his work towards solving LGBT issues.
In 2004 and 2006, Christopher Meloni played 'Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown' for Feed the Children. He finished in second place.
On November 10, 2006, Christopher Meloni appeared on 'Celebrity Jeopardy' and won $50,000. He split the amount between Montefiore Advocacy Centre and Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program. And on December 17, 2009, Chris appeared in the show 'Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational', winning $25,000 for the charity Smile Train.

What awards has Chris Meloni won?

Christopher Meloni has won ACCEC Award for favorite tv actor for 'Law and Order: Organized Crime' (2021) and the OFTA TV Award for best guest actor for 'Oz' (1997).
Besides, Christopher Meloni has also been nominated for various notable awards like Primetime Emmy Award for lead actor for 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' (1999), Gold Derby TV Award for drama guest actor for 'Pose' (2018), and Prism Award for 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' (1999).

Other Interesting Chris Meloni Facts And Trivia

  • Mariska Hargitay, the co-star and friend of Christopher on 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit', is the godmother of Chris and Doris's daughter.
  • Christopher Meloni left 'Law and Order: SUV' to embark on new adventures,
  • Chris Meloni's wife, Doris Sherman Meloni, is a production designer.
  • In 2014, Meloni bought the famous house used in 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'.
  • Christopher Meloni starred in the 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' video game as John Taylor.
  • Christopher Meloni's nickname is Reverend Clyde Stanky.

Chris Meloni Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Chris Meloni

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New York



166 cm

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Horror Author, Editor, Actor, Producer


Northeastern University

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