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New York Film Academy Guest Speakers

New York Film Academy Guest Speakers

Christopher Meloni


Born in Washington, DC, Meloni caught his big break as a sociopathic murderer on HBO’s prison drama Oz. His next major role took place on the other side of the law as a crime detective on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Describing his acting career to students, Meloni said, “I don’t know if it’s cliché but it’s the God’s honest truth. It’s out of my hands. I had to act or I was going to die trying.” Meloni studied acting under renowned teacher Sanford Meisner in New York City. Meloni said, “I’m a huge fan of physicality. I love really good action. I love Hong Kong Jackie Chan and I like early John Woo. I love the ballet of the motion and the beauty of the choreography.”

Notable Credits
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz, True Blood, Wet Hot American Summer, Man of Steel, Snatched

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