‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Meet the Wife of Christopher Meloni, Doris Sherman Meloni

by Jacklyn Krol
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Who is Law & Order: Organized Crime star Christopher Meloni’s wife? Meet Doris Sherman Meloni (who goes by Sherman).

The pair first met on the set of an HBO series in 1989. Meloni told YourTango that he thought, “This I gotta meet,” after he laid eyes on his future wife. She was a bleach blonde-haired production designer. The one problem was that she already had a boyfriend at the time. Years later, Sherman spotted him in Los Angeles and invited him to her party. She, unfortunately, was still dating someone.

They ran into each other once again but fate wasn’t in the cards just yet.

“Just then, three women dropped into my lap. And, you know, three in the hand are worth one in the bush. So I let Sherman slide,” he recalled.

After their second run-in, it took them two years to finally begin dating and then six months to move in together. After four years of dating, he popped the question.

In 1995, the couple wed in a medieval-themed ceremony in Malibu. They had a nondenominational minister perform the service and even toasted with goblets. Ironically, it wasn’t Law & Order that kept the couple on a strict schedule. After their nuptials, Sherman headed off to Miami to work on a film.

On March 23, 2001, their first child, Sophia Eva Pietra Meloni, was born. The couple then finally decided to put down roots and a home in New York City. Their son Dante Amadeo Meloni was later born on January 2, 2004.

All About the ‘Law & Order’ Star’s Wife Sherman

Sherman Meloni is the daughter of an oil executive from the South. According to Sherman’s IMDB page, she is also an art director and visual effects. She has worked on projects including Night at the Golden Eagle, The Curse of Inferno, 413 Hope St., The Locusts, and Curdled.

Graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the California College of the Arts. She worked in the film and television industries for fourteen years. After moving to New York, she studied at Parsons, the Art Students League, and The National Academy School. Sherman has a website for her art where she is commissioned to create oil paintings.

Her design has also extended into her own home. Their house was featured in Architectural Digest that she helped create.

So, what does Sherman think of Law & Order?

“The show takes a toll; it’s hard for me to watch it,” she admitted. “If Chris wasn’t on it, I don’t know that I’d watch. I turn off a lot of news and don’t read many newspaper articles.”

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