Christopher Meloni is an actor from America. You may have watched him in some films such as Snatched, Almost Friends, and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Do you want to know Christopher Meloni’s net worth? Here, the information about it is presented together with the other information about Christopher Meloni.
Christopher Meloni Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth owned by Christopher Meloni is $30 million. He is popular for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and its spin off Law & Order: Organized Crime. He is also famous for his role as inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama Oz. Do you want to know more about his roles in other dramas? You are able to read the explanation about it in the Career section below.
Christopher Meloni Early Life
Before talking about his career, let’s find out about his early life. His full name is Christopher Peter Maloni. He was born on April 2nd, 1961 in Washington, D.C. He is the youngest of three children. His mother’s name is Cecile, a homemaker, and his father’s name is Charles Robert Meloni, an endocrinologist. Meloni has an elder brother and sister. French and Canadian are his maternal ancestry and he is a descendant of Matthias Farnsworth. Meanwhile, Italian is his paternal ancestry.
Meloni became a student of St. Stephen’s School in Alexandria, Virginia. There, on the football team, he played quarterback. At the University of Colorado at Boulder, he studied acting and he graduated with a degree history in 1983. After that, he went to New York. There, he continued his studies with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and also the Center for the Media Arts.
Christopher Meloni Career
Before he got his acting break, he worked as a construction worker. Also, he has worked as a bartender, bouncer and personal trainer. He appeared in commercials, short-lived TV series and a few parts in some films.
The first role which was noticeable that he played was the grumpy son of a Mafia don in the 1996 thriller Bound. In early 1990s, in Dinosaurs, he played as Robbie Sinclair’s friend Spike. In eight episodes of NYPD Blue, he played criminal Jimmy Liery during 1996 to 1997. In 1999, he played as the fiance of Julia Robert’s character in the romantic comedy entitled Runaway Bride.
On the HBO series OZ, he played as Chris Keller from 1998 to 2003. The producer of Law & Order namely Dick Wolf signed him to play Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 1999. On Oz and Law & Order: SVU he appeared until Oz went off the air in 2003.
In 2001, he came back to his comedic roots as the character Gene in Wet Hot American Summer, the puppet-loving pediatrician Dr. Norris in a 2003 episode of Scrubs and the character of Freakshow in the 2004 comedy entitled Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. In its sequel, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, he made a cameo as The Grand Wizard.
Meloni played DC comic character Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Green Lantern: First Flight in July 2009. In the episode of the Comedy Central series entitled Michael & Michael Have Issues, he appeared where he portrayed himself for a fake movie starring Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter.
In 2012, during the series’ fifth season of True Blood, he joined it as Roman. He also played Colonel Hardy in the Superman reboot film Man of Steel which was released in 2013. In the same year, he acted as Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher in the historical baseball feature 42. In 2014, he starred in They Came Together. In the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops III, he played as John Taylor.
In 2018, he became a guest star in two episodes of the FX drama series entitled Pose. Then in 2019, he appeared on the third season of The Handmaid’s Tale as Commander Winslow.
Christopher Meloni Philanthropy
As explained in Wikipedia, in 2004 and 2006, Christopher Meloni joined competitions in the fourth and the eight series of Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown. He finished in the second place in the eight series where he was behind Robin Tunney and ahead of Macy Gray, Joy Behar, and Andy Dick. For your information, he played for Feed the Children.
On Celebrity Jeopardy, Meloni also appeared. It was on November 10th, 2006. There, fellow Law & Order stars Sam Waterston and Kathryn Erbe were defeated by him. He shared the $50,000 charity prize that he got between the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program and the Montefiore Advocacy Center. On the program’s Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational, Meloni appeared as well. This program aired on December 17th, 2009. In this program, he was defeated by Joshua Malina and Harry Shearer. The charity prize that he won was $25,000 in the name of Smile Train.
Christopher Meloni Personal Life
Meloni’s wife is Doris Sherman Meloni. She is a production designer. They got married on July 1st, 1995. They have two children including Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni who was born on March 23rd, 2001 and Dante Amadeo Meloni who was born on January 2nd, 2004.
Meloni purchased the house which was used in the tv show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 2014. In 2021, it was revealed on an episode of PBS’ Finding Your Roots that he is a distant relative of Nancy Pelosi.
Christopher Meloni Awards
Here is the list of his awards and nominations.
- In 1999, he won OFTA Television Awards for Best Guest Actor in a Cable Series.
- In 2004, he was nominated in Prism Awards for Best Performances in a TV Drama Series Episode .
- In 2006, he was nominated in OFTA Television Awards for Best Actors in a Drama Series.
- In 2006, he was nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
- In 2019, he was nominated in Gold Derby Awards for Best Comedy Guest Actor.
- and some others.