Christopher Meloni

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Christopher Peter Meloni

Birthplace: Washington, DC, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Charles Robert Meloni, M.D. and Cecile Meloni
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Christopher Meloni


Christopher Peter Meloni (born April 2, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for its first 12 seasons and as inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama Oz. In June 2012, he returned to HBO as the vampire Roman on the main cast of True Blood for the series' fifth season. Meloni also starred in and executive produced the Syfy series Happy! from 2017 to 2019. His films include Man of Steel, Wet Hot American Summer, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, 12 Monkeys, Runaway Bride, 42, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.


  • Parents: Cecile (née Chagnon; 1926–2016), a homemaker, and Charles Robert Meloni (1927–2012), an endocrinologist. His maternal ancestry is French Canadian and his paternal ancestry is Italian, with roots in Velva, Castiglione Chiavarese, Genova, Liguria.
  • One brother and one sister
  • Spouse(s) Doris Sherman Williams ​(m. 1995)​
  • Two children
  • Christopher’s paternal grandparents were Charles Meloni and Mary Repetti. Charles and Mary were both born in Massachusetts, both of them to Italian parents.
  • Christopher’s maternal grandparents were Charles Edmond Chagnon and Mariette Carmel Dancoes (the daughter of George Robert Dancoes and M. Anna Mercier).
  • Claude-Mathias Phaneuf is an ancestor. ( relationship path)


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April 2, 1961
Washington, DC, United States