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A native of Washington, D.C., Christopher Meloni was born April 2, 1961. He honed his acting skills at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse before starring in a string of made-for-TV movies and short-lived sitcoms -- among them In a Child's Name (1991), "The Fanelli Boys" and "Misery Loves Company."

But it wasn't until Meloni took on the role of serial killer Chris Keller in HBO's prison drama "Oz" that the actor found lasting fame. He followed his "Oz" success with the lead (opposite Mariska Hargitay) on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," a part that earned him a 2006 Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Drama.

No stranger to the big screen, Meloni also appeared in director Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). In 1999, Meloni played Julia Roberts' sports-minded fiancé in Runaway Bride.

Christopher Meloni in Marauders

Marauders

2016 R

In their pursuit of a gang of highly skilled bank robbers, two FBI agents uncover evidence that suggests the lethal heist is just one part of a far-reaching conspiracy with a surprising purpose.

  • Christopher Meloni in I Am Wrath I Am Wrath
  • Christopher Meloni in Man of Steel Man of Steel
  • Christopher Meloni in The Diary of a Teenage Girl The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Christopher Meloni in 12 Monkeys 12 Monkeys
  • Christopher Meloni in 42 42
  • Christopher Meloni in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Christopher Meloni in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Christopher Meloni in White Bird in a Blizzard White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Christopher Meloni in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Christopher Meloni in They Came Together They Came Together
  • Christopher Meloni in Nights in Rodanthe Nights in Rodanthe
  • Christopher Meloni in Green Lantern: First Flight Green Lantern: First Flight
  • Christopher Meloni in Oz Oz
  • Christopher Meloni in Runaway Bride Runaway Bride
  • Christopher Meloni in Small Time Small Time
  • Christopher Meloni in Underground Underground
  • Christopher Meloni in Carriers Carriers
  • Christopher Meloni in Junior Junior
  • Christopher Meloni in Bound Bound
  • Christopher Meloni in Wet Hot American Summer Wet Hot American Summer
  • Christopher Meloni in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Christopher Meloni in National Lampoon's Dirty Movie National Lampoon's Dirty Movie
  • Christopher Meloni in Souler Opposite Souler Opposite
  • Christopher Meloni in Murder in Greenwich Murder in Greenwich
  • Christopher Meloni in Gym Teacher: The Movie Gym Teacher: The Movie
  • Christopher Meloni in My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story
  • Christopher Meloni in Awful Nice Awful Nice