- Christopher Meloni is an actor best known for his longtime role as Elliot Stabler on the hit show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
- Chris and his wife, Sharman, have two children.
- On January 22, 2023, Chris and his wife threw a party to celebrate their daughter’s 22nd birthday.
Perhaps Christopher Meloni62, is the internet’s favorite “Zadie,” but he’s also a real-life dad who takes care of two adult children, Sophia22, and Dante19, which he shares with his wife sherman williams, 63, a production designer. The pair originally met on the set of a TV show in 1989, as Christopher was just beginning to pursue an acting career and Sherman was working as a production designer. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The star once described the HBO series as “extremely forgettable”, but recalled Sherman doing the opposite. Christopher said of his now-wife, “This is me to meet.”
After spending several years together and eventually marrying in 1995, the couple welcomed a daughter, Sophia, in 2001 and a son, Dante, in 2004. After spending several years between the East and West coasts, the family eventually decided to raise their own. Two kids in the Big Apple. Sherman then put her design skills to work by creating an ideal home for her children, raising her two children in a beautiful living space. architectural digest In 2017.
Most recently, in October 2022, Chris talked about what his wife and kids think about him being referred to as “Zadie” online. People, “It’s a second act to a certain degree,” he said of the social media nickname. “It’s a gas. It’s fun. I don’t know, has anyone else been crowned Zadie? Once it’s awarded to you, you have to ride that horse until you can.” As far as his wife and kids are concerned, he enjoys it too. “My wife, she’s lovely, she gets it. Meaning he’s like, ‘Eh, whatever.’ On the other hand, my children, always once a month, is it ‘really’? Really?” he said at the time. “His friends would send him a meme that came out or whatever.”
Learn more about their two children and their parenting style, how they’ve focused on “empowering” their kids over the years!
Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni
Sofia was born on March 23, 2001, and although her TV star father prefers to keep his family’s dealings very low-key, he has brought her along to a few red carpet events like the 2021 Golden Globes. While little is known about Sophia’s personal and professional life, one thing is clear: She is an activist who uses her platform of nearly 20,000 Instagram followers to get her messages across.
In her bio, she advocates for “The Big One”, a plan to gather 100,000 people to protest outside the Houses of Parliament. Its goal is to let the government know that people want change when it comes to climate change policies. While Sofia is definitely serious about climate change action, she shows off her carefree side and the little things in her life at home with her famous dad, like these series of shots she posted in May 2020 In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, .
Sofia wowed her followers — and fans of her dad, too — when she provided what she deemed the “#BestGiftEver” to Christopher. on Instagram For Father’s Day in 2021. sophia gives chris a framed picture a tweet author rebecca corn Posted in June 2021 asking users to comment with their “best celebrity looks”. film critic matt zoller setz He then responded with how he saw Christopher in NYC with his two children. “I saw Chris Meloni, one of the toughest guys on television, fail to control two kids at a brunch at Columbus Circle around 2007,” he hilariously recalled. Sofia then framed the tweet, adding a picture of her and brother Dante to remind her father of their earlier days! #BestGiftEver indeed!
Dante Amadeo Meloni
Born on 2 January 2004, Dante is the youngest child and only son of the couple. Although the 19-year-old isn’t on social media like her sister, her father does share some behind-the-scenes shots from time to time of the pair spending time together. Chris appears to have a trusting and open relationship with his son, as he explained in a 2014 interview Advocate that they raised their children in an LGBTQ-inclusive and socially conscious household. after nfl player Michael Sam came out, Christopher spoke about discussing the incident with his teen, who was 10 at the time. “I told him, ‘He’s a real man. He’s a guy with guts,'” he said.
He continued, “I think it’s this kind of example… that’s going to drive us forward. For more people to say, ‘I don’t want to carry this stupid burden anymore, this stupid secret, let’s move on. It’s not the centerpiece of who I am.'”
Christopher describes his style of parenting in a 2014 chat USA Today, “I think my kids would call me a little crazy. I’m very physical, very affectionate. I’m also very disciplined and focused on education. That’s one thing that was instilled in me, a place in life where one No compromise,” he explained. “What works for me is empowering my kids. I remember when I was growing up I had no power. Power helps children mature, and it requires critical thinking on their part. They feel involved in a decision, which makes them feel involved in the family process.
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