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Who Is Peter Scanavino's Wife Lisha Bai? The Couple Has Been Married for 10 Years & Share 3 Children

Esther NJeri
Jan 21, 2022
06:00 A.M.
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Fans recognize Peter Scanavino as ADA Dominick "Sonny" Carisi Jr. in the long-running NBC legal drama series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." 


While his character in the show is in love with Detective Amanda Rollins, played by Kelli Giddish, the Assistant District Attorney is a happily married man in real life. 

Scanavino and his wife Lisha Bai met on "Law & Order" and embarked on a romantic journey, culminating in marriage in July 2011. 

Left: "Law & Order" actor Peter Scanavino " Photo: Getty Images. Right: Scanavino on a date night with his wife Lisha Bai | Photo:


In a cute anniversary post on his Twitter, Scanavino shared that they'd been married a decade, adding that meeting Bai was the best thing that ever happened to him. 


Lisha Bai is a painter and a post-war artist. A graduate of Washington University, Bai attained her MFA in Painting/Printmaking at Yale University. 


Bai has made quite the name for herself in the art and design industry. She has been an art instructor since 2005. 

She has also worked as a guest critic at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Rhode Island School of Design, and Lehman College. 


On top of teaching art, Bai's art is displayed all over the country. Her exhibitions go way back to when she was still studying for her MFA at Yale. 

And while her work is on display in several states, including New York, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Minneapolis, her talent is not limited to the US alone. Her most recent exhibition was at the Dense Mesh in London.



Despite the couple's busy schedules, they have found time to create a family. They are parents to three children. Not much information about their first and last child is out there, and their names remain a mystery.

However, when the couple welcomed their second child, they let their fans and supporters know through Scanavino's Twitter. The couple welcomed their second child, Leo, in 2017. 


The actor announced the exciting news, accompanied by a photo of the sleeping newborn. He welcomed his baby in a simple caption, writing:

"Welcome to the world, Leo."


The cute photo showed little Leo cozily wrapped up in a red and blue striped blanket with a matching beanie. Costars on "Law & Order" congratulated the couple on their new addition. 


The family loves spending quality time together, evident from the numerous social media photos. In one shot, the couple's kids enjoy an ice hockey game on TV, clad in hockey jerseys. 

In one of Bai's Instagram posts, Scanavino holds his sleeping toddler on his lap while the caption reveals that they had been out on a fun day.