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Christopher Peter Meloni is known under the name of Christopher Meloni in the entertainment industry. It has been estimated that the overall size of Christopher Meloni’s net worth is as much as $35 million. Christopher Meloni’s name is well known name in cinema, where he has established his career as an actor. However, he is still primarily known as an actor from TV series. He is well known for his role in the series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. Thus, TV has been source of Meloni’s net worth, too. Christopher has been accumulating his net worth since 1989.

Christopher Meloni Net Worth $35 Million

Christopher Peter Meloni was born on April 2, 1961 in Washington, D.C., United States. In 1983, he became a graduate from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Christopher Meloni began his career as well as the accumulation of his net worth with a role in the sitcom ‘1st & Ten’. Afterwards, he starred alongside Ann Morgan Guilbert, Ned Eisenberg and Joe Pantoliano in the sitcom ‘The Fanelli Boys’ for a season. In 1995, he appeared in the sitcom ‘Misery Loves Company’ which also lasted for a season. Other significant roles on television which have increased Chistopher’s net worth were roles in the crime drama ‘Oz’ (1998 – 2003) created by Tom Fontana, and in the legal drama ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ (1999 – 2011) created by Dick Wolf. In addition to this, Meloni has appeared episodically in a long list of television series including ‘Golden Gate’ (1993), ‘Leaving L.A.’ (1997), ‘Brooklyn South’ (1997), ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ (1998), ‘Wonder Showzen’ (2005), ‘Michael & Michael Have Issues’ (2009), ‘Surviving Jack’ (2014) and others.

Besides being a great television actor, Meloni has added much to his net worth by appearing on the big screen, too. In 1994, he debuted in the film ‘Clean Slate’ directed by Mick Jackson. Afterwards, he starred in ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ (2001) directed by David Wain, ‘Man of Steel’ (2013) directed by Zack Snyder, ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ (2014) written, co-produced and directed by Gregg Araki and ‘They Came Together’ (2014) directed by David Wain. And what is more, he appeared in the main cast of the films ‘Junior’ (1994) directed by Ivan Reitman, ‘12 Monkeys’ (1995) directed by Terry Gilliam, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ (1998) directed by Terry Gilliam, ‘Runaway Bride’ (1999) directed by Garry Marshall, ‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle’ (2004) directed by Danny Leiner, ‘Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay’ (2008) directed by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ (2008) directed by George C. Wolfe, ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ (2009) produced, written and directed by John Krasinski, ‘Carriers’ (2009) directed and written by brothers David and Alex Pastor, ‘42’ (2013) directed and written by Brian Helgeland and ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ (2014) directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller. Christopher Meloni’s net worth increased each time after he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2006, and PRISM Awards in 2004 and 2008.

Christopher Meloni is married to Doris Sherman Williams. They family has two children.

Full Name Christopher Meloni
Net Worth $35 Million
Date Of Birth April 2, 1961
Place Of Birth Washington, D.C., United States
Height 6 ft (1.829 m)
Profession Actor
Education University of Colorado at Boulder
Nationality American
Spouse Doris Sherman Williams (m. 1995)
Children Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni, Dante Amadeo Meloni
Parents Cecile Meloni, Robert Meloni
Siblings Robert Meloni Jr, Michele Meloni
Nicknames Christopher Peter Meloni , Chris Meloni , Reverend Clyde Stanky , Christopher P. Meloni
Awards OFTA Television Award (1999),
Music Groups Hardline
Nominations Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2006), PRISM Awards (2004, 2008)
Movies “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999- 2011), “Oz” (1997-2003), “True Blood” (2008-2014), ‘Golden Gate’ (1993), ‘Leaving L.A.’ (1997), ‘Brooklyn South’ (1997), ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ (1998), ‘Wonder Showzen’ (2005), ‘Michael & Michael Have Issues’ (2009), ‘Survi…
TV Shows ‘Leaving L.A.’ (1997), ‘Brooklyn South’ (1997), ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ (1998), ‘Wonder Showzen’ (2005), ‘Michael & Michael Have Issues’ (2009), ‘Surviving Jack’ (2014)
1 Crucifix tattoo on his left arm
2 Gravelly voice
3 Piercing blue eyes
Title Salary
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) $395,000 /episode (2010-11)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) $400,000 /episode (2009-10)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) $350,000 /episode (2007-08)
1 All aspects of life that I look around, I’m very thankful to be standing where I am.
2 Mariska has her own foundation. She helps with survivors of sexual abuse – they go swimming with wild dolphins. on Mariska Hargitay
3 When it’s mid-February, and it’s bitterly cold outside, I am really glad that I’m not working in construction anymore.
4 A city like New York has clashing cultures and clashing ideas and big ideas, but these sorts of things weren’t being thrown in the air and bandied about where I came from.
5 I didn’t get into acting to be a public service announcer or an advocate and yet, by virtue of this show and how we handle the subject matter that we’ve been given, that’s kind of how it’s evolved in certain ways.
6 (On whether or not he’s sick of talking about his Oz (1997) co-star, Lee Tergesen): “Talking about Lee is like eating a big fat chocolate sundae. I know it’s bad for me, but I can’t help myself. I catch myself doing it all the time, or dreaming about it. I’m trying to quit cause it’s ruining my girlish figure and I can’t fit into any of my clothes the way I used to…”.
1 First met the co-writer and his co-star from Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) Michael Showalter at a chess shop in New York City without knowing he was also an actor. Meloni stated he regretted having beat Showalter at chess when he was auditioning for the film.
2 John Travolta encouraged him to become a pilot and he has a license to fly a jet.
3 He is currently playing “Eddie Carbone” in Arthur Miller’s “A View From A Bridge” in The Gate Theatre, Dublin. It runs until the end of September. [August 2005]
4 Warner Brothers Animation had originally hoped to have Meloni reprise the role of the heroic Green Lantern Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011) after having played the part in Green Lantern: First Flight (2009) but Meloni was not available due to his Law & Order schedule. Nathan Fillion replaced him.
5 He has played the same character (Detective Elliot Stabler) in three different television series: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
6 Accepted the honors at his old alma mater (St. Stephens and St. Agnes School in Alexandria) as the 1978 undefeated football team for which he quarterbacked was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
7 He wears a fake tattoo of the United States Marine Corps emblem (the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor) on his arm for his role in SVU (as seen in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 7 episodes, Season 8, Episode 8: “Underbelly” and Season 6, Episode 5: “Outcry”.) He has a real tattoo of a butterfly on his upper thigh, and a cubist representation of the crucifixion of Christ tattooed on his upper left arm.
8 Godmother of his daughter Sophia is Mariska Hargitay.
9 Was scheduled to appear on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) with Dick Wolf, Chris Noth, and S. Epatha Merkerson, but had to back out due to an illness.
10 An accomplished card shark.
11 Signed a deal to continue Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) for two more seasons in which he will be paid $6.5 million annually (2007).
12 Particularly early on in his career, he was often confused for actor Elias Koteas.
13 Is often said to resemble a young Robert De Niro.
14 His two best known characters are on opposite sides of the law. On Oz (1997), he played Chris Keller, a perverted bisexual, sociopathic serial killer who terrorizes his fellow inmates. On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) , he plays Elliot Stabler, a sex-crimes investigator so protective of his family and so intense in his hatred of criminals, that like Keller, he fantasizes about getting away with killing them. Ironically, Meloni’s acting background is mainly in comedy.
15 Is half Italian, half French-Canadian (Quebecois)
16 Used to work as a bouncer, a bartender, and a personal trainer before launching his acting career.
17 Daughter Sophia Eva Pietra, born in Los Angeles on March 23, 2001. Son Dante Amadeo, born in New York on January 2, 2004. Both were born by a surrogate mother.
18 Originally from Washington DC, Chris now lives in New York with his production designer wife, Sherman Williams. Chris worked as a construction worker prior to getting his acting break. He got a degree in history at the University of Colorado.


Title Year Status Character
BelzerVizion 2007 Short Chris Meloni
MADtv 2005 TV Series Various
Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 TV Series Elliot Stabler
Wonder Showzen 2005 TV Series Cooties Spokesman
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 Freakshow
Scrubs 2003 TV Series Dr. Dave Norris
Oz 1998-2003 TV Series Chris Keller
Murder in Greenwich 2002 TV Movie Mark Fuhrman
That Brief Moment 2002 Short Ken
Wet Hot American Summer 2001 Gene
Law & Order 2000 TV Series Elliot Stabler
Carlo’s Wake 1999 Bennetto Torello
Shift 1999 TV Movie Louis
Runaway Bride 1999 Coach Bob Kelly
Homicide: Life on the Street 1998 TV Series Bounty Hunter Dennis Knoll
Brown’s Requiem 1998 Sgt. Cavanaugh (uncredited)
The Souler Opposite 1998 Barry Singer
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 Clerk at Flamingo Hotel (as Chris Meloni)
Target Earth 1998 TV Movie Det. Sam Adams
The Small Hours 1997 FL (as Chris Meloni)
The Last Don 1997 TV Mini-Series Boz Skannet
Brooklyn South 1997 TV Series Joe
Every 9 Seconds 1997 TV Movie Richard Sutherland
Leaving L.A. 1997 TV Series Reed Sims
NYPD Blue 1996-1997 TV Series Jimmy Liery
Bound 1996 Johnnie Marzzone
Twelve Monkeys 1995 Lt. Halperin
Misery Loves Company 1995 TV Series Mitch
Hope & Gloria 1995 TV Series Billy
A Dangerous Affair 1995 TV Movie Tommy Moretti
Junior 1994 Mr. Lanzarotta
Golden Gate 1994 TV Movie Douglas ‘BW’ Carlino
Clean Slate 1994 Bodyguard #2
Dinosaurs 1991-1993 TV Series Spike
Without a Kiss Goodbye 1993 TV Movie Ray Samuels
The Boys 1993 TV Series Doug Kirkfield
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story 1992 TV Movie David
In a Child’s Name 1991 TV Mini-Series Jerry Cimarelli
The Fanelli Boys 1990-1991 TV Series Frankie Fanelli
When Will I Be Loved? 1990 TV Movie Ron Weston (as Christopher P. Meloni)
1st & Ten: The Championship 1989-1990 TV Series Vito Del Greco Johnny Gunn
The Equalizer 1988 TV Series Team Leader
Untitled Mother-Daughter/Action Comedy Project 2017 post-production Roger Simmons
Holding Patterns 2016 Howard
Marauders 2016 Montgomery
Underground 2016 TV Series August Pullman
I Am Wrath 2016 Dennis
Call of Duty: Black Ops III 2015 Video Game John Taylor (voice)
Drunk History 2015 TV Series Othneil Marsh
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp 2015 TV Series Jonas Gene
The Jack and Triumph Show 2015 TV Series Agent Ryker
The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015 Pascal
Beef 2014 TV Series Lou
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 Mort
Veep 2014 TV Series Ray Whelans
Surviving Jack 2014 TV Series Jack Dunlevy
Small Time 2014 Al Klein
Chris Meloni Freakout Compilation 2014 Short Chris Meloni
They Came Together 2014 Roland
White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 Brock Connors
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013 TV Series Dr. Phillip Banhauser
Man of Steel 2013 Colonel Nathan Hardy
42 2013 Leo Durocher
Awful Nice 2013 Jon Charbineau
True Blood 2012 TV Series Roman Zimojic
Jest Originals 2012 TV Series short Rodney Parker
The Daily Show 2011 TV Series Tony Bologna
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999-2011 TV Series Elliot Stabler
Dirty Movie 2011 The Producer
F–K 2010 Short Chris
Carriers 2009 Frank
Green Lantern: First Flight 2009 Video Hal Jordan Green Lantern (voice)
Michael & Michael Have Issues. 2009 TV Series
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien 2009 TV Series Detective Elliot Stabler
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men 2009 R / Subject #3
Nights in Rodanthe 2008 Jack Willis
Gym Teacher: The Movie 2008 TV Movie Dave Stewie
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay 2008 Grand Wizard (as Reverend Clyde Stanky)


Title Year Status Character
Dirty Movie 2011


Title Year Status Character
The Loss of Lillian 2016 Short executive producer completed


Title Year Status Character
Bound 1996 performer: “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’”


Title Year Status Character
Pretty Persuasion 2005 special thanks
Oz 2001 TV Series special thanks – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
The View 2003-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Talk 2014-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Today 2008-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot 2015 Documentary Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Made in Hollywood 2014 TV Series Himself
The Rich Eisen Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Bound: Here’s Johnny! With Christopher Meloni 2014 Video short Himself
Conan 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2010-2014 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2007-2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002-2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Showing Up 2014 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Kony Hunter with Christopher Meloni 2012 Short Himself – Kony Hunter
The Kentucky Derby 2011 TV Movie Himself
National Geographic Explorer 2011 TV Series documentary Himself – Narrator
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself – Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2010 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 2006-2010 TV Series Himself – Contestant / Himself – Video Clue Presenter
Sundance Skippy 2010 Documentary Himself
My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story 2009 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 2000-2009 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2000-2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2008 TV Movie Himself
Sesame Street 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2006 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education 2006 TV Special Himself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2006 TV Series Himself – Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 TV Series Himself – Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2005 TV Series Himself – Guest
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2003 TV Movie Himself
SVU: The Beginning 2003 Video short Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase 2002 TV Movie Himself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1999-2001 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 26th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Himself

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Cable Series Oz (1997)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2014 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actor Veep (2012)
2009 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Episode Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2008 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series Episode Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2004 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a TV Drama Series Episode Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Source: XYZ

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