Christopher Meloni Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
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.
John Travolta encouraged him to become a pilot and he has a license to fly a jet.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is half Italian, half French-Canadian (Quebecois)
Used to work as a bouncer, a bartender, and a personal trainer before launching his acting career.
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.
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.
All aspects of life that I look around, I'm very thankful to be standing where I am.
Mariska has her own foundation. She helps with survivors of sexual abuse - they go swimming with wild dolphins. on Mariska Hargitay
When it's mid-February, and it's bitterly cold outside, I am really glad that I'm not working in construction anymore.
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.
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.
(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...".