After college Meloni moved to NYC in the late 1905, he then appeared in 2 short live series: the football comedy 1st and 10 and The Fanelli boys. the Fanelli boys is what really set his career off.
In 1999, Christopher got a chance with Law & Order: Special Victims Units. Mariska Hargiray (who played Olivia Benson) and him ( who played Elliot Stabler) played a pair of detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.
In 2011 Christopher announced he was leaving Law & Order SUV: at the end of season 12.Christopher Meloni remains very proud of his role on Law & Order: SVU as Detective Elliot Stabler, but he disagrees with the show's diehard fans on one fundamental thing: Stabler and Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson definitely did not belong together, he says.