Christopher Meloni Wife: Who is Doris Sherman Williams? Marriage info

Since his rise to fame as Detective Elliot Stabler in Law and order franchise, fans have wondered who Christopher Meloni’s wife Doris Sherman Williams is and how they met before he became one of the most successful stars on television.

Meloni made his debut as Detective Stabler in Law and order spin off, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, in September 1999. The show followed Stabler and his partner, Detective Olivia Benson, while working in the Special Victims Unit in a fictional edition of the New York City Police Department. Meloni starred in the series for 12 seasons until he left in May 2011.

However, this was not the last time Law and order fans saw Detective Stabler. Meloni returned to the role in April 2021 in Law and order spin off, Law and order: Organized crime, who saw Stabler return to the police force only to learn how much the criminal justice system had changed in the last decade.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2021, Meloni admitted he did not miss out SVU when he was not with, but he is ready to return to the franchise. ‘I would have no problem admitting it. But I was pleasantly surprised that it went as well as it did, “he said. For you know, that’s not how life shakes, right? You can have all the dreams you want, all the preconceived notions of “how it will be. But I have to say, the intervening decade was all I could have hoped for.”

So it’s Meloni’s time at SVU in a nutshell. Ahead is what we know about Christopher Meloni’s wife, Doris Sherman Williams, and their two children.

Who is Christopher Meloni’s wife?

Christopher Meloni, Sherman Williams

Photo: AP Photo / Evan Agostini.

Christopher Meloni’s wife, Doris Sherman Williams, also works in Hollywood. She is a production designer who has worked on films such as Night at the Golden Eagle, Walk across Egypt and The Curse of the Inferno, according to her IMDb. Williams’ IMDb also lists art director and visual effects as other career specialties. Meloni and Williams married in July 1995 after about four years of dating. They teamed up for a medieval-themed wedding on a beach in Malibu. According to Country Living, Williams left the wedding early to go to the airport to get a job in Miami – not before taking a few tequila photos. Although her legal first name is Doris, Williams prefers to go by the name “Sherman”.

Williams is also an artist and shows his work on his website,, which has original oil portraits. In an interview with Architectural Digest in 2017, Meloni called herself her “wife’s biggest fan.”

How did Christopher Meloni and Sherman Williams meet?

Meloni met Williams in 1989 as she rode her motorcycle to the set of a TV series he was working on. Her short, bleached blonde hair and retro sunglasses impressed Meloni, who told Your Tango in 2006 about her first impression of her future wife: “This is what I have to face,” he remembered as he thought.

After the two met and flirted, Williams invited Meloni to a party, even though she had a boyfriend at the time, according to Your Tango. Time passed and the two met again, but this time Meloni was with someone else. It was not until two years later that they began dating. After their wedding, Williams, who was living in Los Angeles at the time, moved with Meloni to New York. As for the secret behind their relationship, Williams told Your Tango: “We just like each other … Space, respect, trust and freedom … We laugh a lot.”

Who are Christopher Meloni’s children?

Christopher Meloni, Sherman Williams

Image: Eric Charbonneau / Invision for Twentieth Century Fox / AP Images.

Meloni and Williams share two children: daughter Sophia Eva Pietra, who was born in March 2001, and son Dante Amadeo, who was born in January 2004. “I love my children beyond all reasonableness,” Meloni told Your Tango in 2006. “They It’s my joy, even when they’re crazy about baby energy.”

Photo: Lent by Berkley.

For more on Law and order, check out True Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show by Kevin Dwyer and Juré Fiorillo. The book covers 25 cases from Law & Order and its spinoffs most popular episodes, from how a woman’s repressed memory led to solving a 30-year-old cold case to the high-profile investigation of millionaire Robert Durst. Like Law and order fans know that the crime is only the beginning and the right information can come from the trial and controversial verdicts. If you love Law and order, you will be obsessed with these “true crimes, which are often stranger and more frightening than fiction.”

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