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Christopher Meloni has established himself as one of Hollywood’s sought after and most respected leading men with an impressive resume of diverse roles, proving to be one of Hollywood’s most engaging talents.

Christopher Meloni can currently be seen starring on the Hulu British comedy “MAXXX” as Timbo, a character who’s seen it all, is totally no-nonsense, yet is also completely off the wall at times.

Meloni starred in SYFY’s dark comedy “HAPPY!” based on the Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same title. He played ‘Nick Sax,’ a once decorated police officer who now works as a down and out killer carrying out hits for the mob. After one hit goes wrong, his life is forever changed when he befriends his kidnapped daughter's imaginary friend - a perky blue flying unicorn. In addition to his starring role as Nick Sax, he directed an episode as well as executive produced the series.

Meloni also co-starred in the third season of the critically acclaimed HULU series, “The Handmaid’s Tale” as Commander Winslow, a powerful and magnetic commander who hosts the Waterfords on an important trip.

Meloni had a guest arc on the break out FX series POSE, from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Meloni also appeared in the landmark historical series “Underground,” executive produced by John Legend, about the Underground Railroad. Meloni got behind the camera during the series run and directed episode 208. Additionally, Meloni reprised his role as ‘Gene/Jonas’ for the second season of the Netflix series, “Wet Hot American Summer,” based on the cult classic film of the same title.

In television, Meloni had his breakout role on the award winning cop series, “NYPD Blue,” which lead to being cast on HBO’s gritty groundbreaking series “OZ,” playing a psychotic, bisexual serial killer,’ Chris Keller.’ While continuing his role on “OZ”, Meloni simultaneously stared as ‘Detective Elliot Stabler’ on the popular and long-running NBC series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Following his 12 seasons on SVU, Meloni returned to HBO in a pivotal arc as the head of the Vampire Authority, Roman, in Alan Ball’s wildly popular drama, “True Blood” and Julie Louis-Dreyfus’ trainer, ‘Ray,’ in “Veep.”

In film, Meloni last starred alongside Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in FOX’s mother/daughter comedy SNATCHED. Other past film credits include Sony Classics release, ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ with Kristen Wigg, Greg Araki’s ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’, ‘Man of Steel’, ‘42’, ‘They Came Together’, the Terry Gilliam films “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Twelve Monkeys”; the Wachowskis’ first film “Bound”; the romantic comedy blockbuster “Runaway Bride,” “Nights in Rodanthe, “ and the cult favorites “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” and its first sequel, “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.”

Meloni will next be seen returning in his iconic role, Detective Elliot Stabler, in the SVU spin off: “Organized Crime” premiering January of 2021.

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