Christopher Meloni is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and for his role as inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama Oz. He also played Colonel Hardy in the 2013 Superman reboot film Man of Steel. Meloni also starred in and executive produced the Syfy series Happy! from 2017 until 2019. Born Christopher Peter Meloni on April 2, 1961 in Washington, D.C., to parents Cecile Lydia and Charles Robert Meloni, he is the youngest of three children, with brother Robert and sister Michele. He was educated at St. Stephen’s School in Alexandria, Virginia, and played quarterback on the football team. In 1983, he earned a degree in history at the University of Colorado. Before launching his acting career, he worked as a bouncer, a bartender, and a personal trainer. Since July 1, 1995, he has been married to Doris Sherman Williams. They have two children, Sophia Eva and Dante Amadeo.
Christopher Meloni Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 2 April 1961
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., USA
Birth Name: Christopher Peter Meloni
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Race/Ethnicity: White (Italian, French-Canadian)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Christopher Meloni Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 185 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 84 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 0″
Height in Meters: 1.83 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Shoe Size: 11 (US)
Christopher Meloni Family Details:
Father: Charles Robert Meloni (Endocrinologist)
Mother: Cecile (née Chagnon; 1926–2016) (Homemaker)
Spouse/Wife: Sherman Williams (m. 1995)
Children: Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni (Daughter) (b. March 23, 2001), Dante Amadeo Meloni (Son) (b. January 2, 2004)
Siblings: Michele Meloni (Younger Sister), Robert Meloni Jr (Younger Brother)
Others: Charles Meloni (Paternal grandfather), Mary Repetti (Paternal grandmother), Charles Edmond Chagnon (Maternal grandfather), Mariette Carmel Dancoes (Maternal grandmother)
Christopher Meloni Education:
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Upper School, Alexandria, Virginia
University of Colorado Boulder
Christopher Meloni Facts:
*He was born on April 2, 1961 in Washington, D.C., USA.
*He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian (mother) descent.
*He studied acting at the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with a degree in history in 1983.
*For his work on Law & Order, he was nominated for an Emmy Award.
*Godmother of his daughter Sophia is Mariska Hargitay.
*He is a long-time gay rights supporter.
*He is close friends with Mariska Hargitay.
*He has crucifix tattoo on his left arm.
*Visit his official website: www.christopher-meloni.com
*Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.