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See the Cute Pics From Chris Meloni's Fun "Guys Night Out" with His Daughter Sophia

The Law & Order: Organized Crime star loves handing out with his kids when not on set.

By Jackie Manno
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Christopher Meloni loves spending time with his family!

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On June 3, the Law & Order: Organized Crime star took to his official Instagram page to share some snapshots of himself and his daughter, Sophia, hanging out. The first picture shows them in an elevator, making funny faces at the camera, and the second shows them gathering around a table and having some drinks with friends. 

"So…needed a little quality time with the bros- steak and martinis #boynightout," he captioned the post. 

Meloni is very tight knit with his wife and kids, as they frequently enjoy some heartwarming bonding time together. This past January, while celebrating his wife Sherman Williams' birthday, he posted a series of photos of his family having a blast together. Better yet Sophia, 22, and Meloni's son Dante, 19, also posted a selfie together and the resemblance between them and their father is undeniable.

“So…this happened. My gurl. Ageless. Timeless. Steppin’ out with the young-uns to show em how it’s done. #HBDbaby #Talkaboutit @sophiaemeloni @sherman.meloni @dante_melonii,” Meloni affectionately captioned the post.

In a 2014 interview with USA Today, Meloni opened up about what being a father means to him. 

“I think my kids would call me a little crazy. I’m very physical, very affectionate. I’m also very disciplined and focused on education. That’s one thing that was instilled in me, one place in life where there’s no compromise,” he told the outlet about his family. “What works for me is empowering my kids. I remember not having any power when I was growing up. Power helps kids mature, and it requires critical thinking on their part. They feel engaged in a decision, which makes them feel engaged in the family process.”

Doris Meloni, Christopher Meloni, Dante Meloni and Sophia Meloni attend the Premiere Of 20th Century Fox's "Snatched"

Similarly, in a 2022 interview with People, Meloni described how his children's personalities differ from each other. 

"I always knew I wanted kids, as did my wife. My mother always used to say to me, 'I've learned so much from you kids,' and I didn't get it. Now I get it," he explained. "One is more of an old soul. I never used that term until they came out of the womb and I looked in their eyes. I was like, 'Holy cow, look at you. You're here to teach me.' As well as the other one, who's a young soul. It's ever-evolving and a complete fulfillment of my life."