Christopher Meloni’s Kids: Meet The ‘Law & Order’ Star’s Two Children


Christopher Meloni has enjoyed a long career as the beloved ‘Law & Order’ character Detective Elliot Stabler, but what about his other career as a doting dad? Find out all about his two children here.

After spending years together and eventually marrying in 1995, the couple welcomed a girl, Sophia, in 2001 a boy, Dante, in 2004. After spending years going back and forth between the east and west coasts, the family ultimately decided on raising their two children in the Big Apple. Sherman then put her designer skills to work by crafting an ideal home for her brood, raising her two kids in a beautiful living space profiled by Architectural Digest in 2017.

Find out more about his two children and his parenting style, how he’s focused on “empowering” his kids throughout the years!

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Christopher Meloni & daughter Sophia Meloni attend the ‘Noah’ movie premiere, 2014. (Henry Lamb/BEI/Shutterstock)

Sophia was born March 23, 2001 and although her TV star father likes to keep their family dealings pretty low key, he has brought her out on a few red carpet occasions, like the 2021 Golden Globes, most recently. Sophia has enough of a social media presence all on her own though, often sharing shots of her busy life as a 20-something girl with her friends. Moreover, Sophia often shares intimate photos of her family, like these series of shots she posted In May 2020, at the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sophia also cracked up her followers — and fans of her dad — when she provided what Christopher deemed the “#BestGiftEver” on Instagram for Father’s Day. The picture framed the answer to a tweet writer Rebecca Makkai posted in June 2021 asking users to comment with their “best celebrity sighting.” Film critic Matt Zoller Seitz then responded by noting how he spotted Christopher out with his two children in NYC. “I saw Chris Meloni, one of the toughest tough guys on television, failing to control two toddlers at a brunch at Columbus Circle circa 2007,” he hilariously recalled. Sophia then framed the tweet, adding a picture of she and sibling Dante to remind her dad of their earlier days! #BestGiftEver indeed!

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