- ° 2 april 1961
- ∧ Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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.
First child, daughter Sophia Eva Pietra, born in Los Angeles. [23 March 2001]
Used to work as a bouncer, a bartender, and a personal trainer before launching his acting career.
Is half Italian, half French-Canadian (Quebecois)
Son, Dante Amadeo, born January 2, 2004
His two best known characters are on opposite sides of the law. On "Oz," he played Chris Keller, a bisexual, perverted serial killer who terrorizes his fellow prisoners. On "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" he plays Elliot Stabler, a sex-crimes cop so protective of his family and so intense in his hatred of criminals like Keller that he fantasizes about "getting away" with killing them. Ironically, Meloni's acting background is mainly in comedy.