Peter Scanavino Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Peter Scanavino Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight74 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 29, 1980
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseLisha Bai

Peter Scanavino is an American actor who rose to fame after he began appearing as Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi Jr. on the NBC show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since 2014. He has also starred in several other TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and has performed in a number of movies including On the Shoulder (2006) and Zenith (2010).

Born Name

Peter Scanavino

Nick Name


Peter Scanavino as seen in October 2016
Peter Scanavino as seen in October 2016 (Peter Scanavino / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Denver, Colorado, United States





He enrolled in Boston University. He achieved a certificate in Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute in New York in 2010.




  • Siblings – David Scanavino (Older Brother) (Artist)


He is represented by Innovative Artists.




6 ft or 183 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Peter Scanavino in October 2016
Peter Scanavino in October 2016 (Peter Scanavino / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

He has dated –

  1. Lisha Bai (2011-Present) – He tied the knot with Lisha Bai on July 2, 2011. They have 2 children. Their 2nd child was a son (b. January 8, 2016). 

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Italian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

He often tends to dye his hair in different shades.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Sharp features
  • Dimpled smile

Peter Scanavino Favorite Things

  • Art Gallery – Klaus Von Nichtssgend Gallery
  • Supporter Of – Joyful Heart Foundation, LGBTQ

Source Instagram, Instagram

Peter Scanavino with his wife in December 2019
Peter Scanavino with his wife in December 2019 (Peter Scanavino / Instagram)

Peter Scanavino Facts

  1. He has mostly done small supporting parts along with some recurrent ones before playing his leading role in SVU.
  2. Peter has a tremendous passion for cooking and his love of the art is so deep that he took time off from acting in order to cultivate it. He has worked in Dan Barber’s Michelin-star restaurant named Blue Hill in Greenwich Village as a chef.
  3. After his hiatus from acting for 3 years, he returned to his main profession in 2013 by appearing as a guest star on SVU and by starring in the romantic comedy Mutual Friends in the same year.

Featured Image by Peter Scanavino / Instagram

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