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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 2, 1961
Birth place: 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
Awards:OFTA Television Award (1999),
Nominations:Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2006), PRISM Awards (2004 (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), ‘Surviving Jack’ (2014)
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)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1First 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.
2John Travolta encouraged him to become a pilot and he has a license to fly a jet.
3He 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]
4Warner 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.
5He 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).
6Accepted 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.
7He 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.
8Godmother of his daughter Sophia is Mariska Hargitay.
9Was 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.
10An accomplished card shark.
11Signed 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).
12Particularly early on in his career, he was often confused for actor Elias Koteas.
13Is often said to resemble a young Robert De Niro.
14His 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.
15Is half Italian, half French-Canadian (Quebecois)
16Used to work as a bouncer, a bartender, and a personal trainer before launching his acting career.
17Daughter 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.
18Originally 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.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
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)


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Crucifix tattoo on his left arm
2Gravelly voice
3Piercing blue eyes


Quotes

#Quote
1All aspects of life that I look around, I'm very thankful to be standing where I am.
2Mariska has her own foundation. She helps with survivors of sexual abuse - they go swimming with wild dolphins. on Mariska Hargitay
3When it's mid-February, and it's bitterly cold outside, I am really glad that I'm not working in construction anymore.
4A 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.
5I 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...".


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Cable SeriesOz (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActorVeep (2012)
2009Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama EpisodeLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2008Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama Series EpisodeLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2004Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a TV Drama Series EpisodeLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BelzerVizion2007ShortChris Meloni
MADtv2005TV SeriesVarious
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesElliot Stabler
Wonder Showzen2005TV SeriesCooties Spokesman
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle2004Freakshow
Scrubs2003TV SeriesDr. Dave Norris
Oz1998-2003TV SeriesChris Keller
Murder in Greenwich2002TV MovieMark Fuhrman
That Brief Moment2002ShortKen
Wet Hot American Summer2001Gene
Law & Order2000TV SeriesElliot Stabler
Carlo's Wake1999Bennetto Torello
Shift1999TV MovieLouis
Runaway Bride1999Coach Bob Kelly
Homicide: Life on the Street1998TV SeriesBounty Hunter Dennis Knoll
Brown's Requiem1998Sgt. Cavanaugh (uncredited)
The Souler Opposite1998Barry Singer
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998Clerk at Flamingo Hotel (as Chris Meloni)
Target Earth1998TV MovieDet. Sam Adams
The Small Hours1997FL (as Chris Meloni)
The Last Don1997TV Mini-SeriesBoz Skannet
Brooklyn South1997TV SeriesJoe
Every 9 Seconds1997TV MovieRichard Sutherland
Leaving L.A.1997TV SeriesReed Sims
NYPD Blue1996-1997TV SeriesJimmy Liery
Bound1996Johnnie Marzzone
Twelve Monkeys1995Lt. Halperin
Misery Loves Company1995TV SeriesMitch
Hope & Gloria1995TV SeriesBilly
A Dangerous Affair1995TV MovieTommy Moretti
Junior1994Mr. Lanzarotta
Golden Gate1994TV MovieDouglas 'BW' Carlino
Clean Slate1994Bodyguard #2
Dinosaurs1991-1993TV SeriesSpike
Without a Kiss Goodbye1993TV MovieRay Samuels
The Boys1993TV SeriesDoug Kirkfield
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story1992TV MovieDavid
In a Child's Name1991TV Mini-SeriesJerry Cimarelli
The Fanelli Boys1990-1991TV SeriesFrankie Fanelli
When Will I Be Loved?1990TV MovieRon Weston (as Christopher P. Meloni)
1st & Ten: The Championship1989-1990TV SeriesVito Del Greco Johnny Gunn
The Equalizer1988TV SeriesTeam Leader
Untitled Mother-Daughter/Action Comedy Project2017post-productionRoger Simmons
Holding Patterns2016Howard
Marauders2016Montgomery
Underground2016TV SeriesAugust Pullman
I Am Wrath2016Dennis
Call of Duty: Black Ops III2015Video GameJohn Taylor (voice)
Drunk History2015TV SeriesOthneil Marsh
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp2015TV SeriesJonas Gene
The Jack and Triumph Show2015TV SeriesAgent Ryker
The Diary of a Teenage Girl2015Pascal
Beef2014TV SeriesLou
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014Mort
Veep2014TV SeriesRay Whelans
Surviving Jack2014TV SeriesJack Dunlevy
Small Time2014Al Klein
Chris Meloni Freakout Compilation2014ShortChris Meloni
They Came Together2014Roland
White Bird in a Blizzard2014Brock Connors
Comedy Bang! Bang!2013TV SeriesDr. Phillip Banhauser
Man of Steel2013Colonel Nathan Hardy
422013Leo Durocher
Awful Nice2013Jon Charbineau
True Blood2012TV SeriesRoman Zimojic
Jest Originals2012TV Series shortRodney Parker
The Daily Show2011TV SeriesTony Bologna
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999-2011TV SeriesElliot Stabler
Dirty Movie2011The Producer
F--K2010ShortChris
Carriers2009Frank
Green Lantern: First Flight2009VideoHal Jordan Green Lantern (voice)
Michael & Michael Have Issues.2009TV Series
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesDetective Elliot Stabler
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009R / Subject #3
Nights in Rodanthe2008Jack Willis
Gym Teacher: The Movie2008TV MovieDave Stewie
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay2008Grand Wizard (as Reverend Clyde Stanky)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dirty Movie2011

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Loss of Lillian2016Short executive producer completed

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bound1996performer: "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pretty Persuasion2005special thanks
Oz2001TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The View2003-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2008-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot2015DocumentaryHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
The Rich Eisen Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Bound: Here's Johnny! With Christopher Meloni2014Video shortHimself
Conan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2007-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kony Hunter with Christopher Meloni2012ShortHimself - Kony Hunter
The Kentucky Derby2011TV MovieHimself
National Geographic Explorer2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2010TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2006-2010TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Video Clue Presenter
Sundance Skippy2010DocumentaryHimself
My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2000-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2008TV MovieHimself
Sesame Street2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education2006TV SpecialHimself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2003TV MovieHimself
SVU: The Beginning2003Video shortHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase2002TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself

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