Elisabeth Röhm at the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2012
|Born||(1973-04-28) April 28, 1973
|Partner(s)||Ron Anthony Wooster (2005–present; 1 daughter)|
Elisabeth Röhm (/roʊm/, German: [eˈliːzabɛt ˈʁøːm]; born April 28, 1973) is a German-American television and film actress. She is best known for playing Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the American TV series Law & Order and Detective Kate Lockley in the TV series Angel.
Röhm was born in Düsseldorf, West Germany, to American writer Lisa Loverde, and Eberhard Röhm, a German-born partner at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP New York, moving with her family to New York City before her first birthday. Her mother, Lisa Loverde, was an American scriptwriter, who once wrote for the TV soap opera Guiding Light. Röhm’s parents divorced when she was 8 or 9. Her maternal grandfather was an Italian immigrant.
Röhm attended grades 3-12 at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, a small private boarding school in Sewanee, Tennessee, and then graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing and European History.
Röhm received her first TV acting role in 1997, as Dorothy Hayes in the American soap opera One Life to Live. She had a starring role in the 1999 BBC Northern Ireland miniseries Eureka Street, then portrayed recurring character Detective Kate Lockley in the first two seasons (1999 to 2001) of the TV series Angel. While appearing in Angel, Röhm also had a regular role in the only season (2000–01) of the Turner Network Television drama series Bull.
Röhm portrayed regular character Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn through four seasons (2001–2005) in the television series Law & Order. She also portrayed deputy DA Amanda Taylor on Stalker. More recently, Röhm has received critical acclaim for her roles in two David O. Russell films, American Hustle and Joy.
Röhm recently completed a role on NCIS (season 14) with Mark Harmon, Netflix’s Flaked opposite Will Arnett and the film Once Upon a Time in Venice. The Oath is coming up next for her on Sony’s Crackle TV, as well as Love Is All You Need?, Will Gardner, and The Tribes of Palos Verdes with Jennifer Garner.
Röhm was a longtime avid equestrienne, but gave up professional equestrianism after a 2005 accident that she spoke about in a 2011 episode of the Biography Channel series Celebrity Close Calls. She did have a horse-riding scene with Mark Harmon in the aforementioned NCIS episode.
Röhm has included a blog on her personal website, wherein she often writes about life with her daughter and fiancé. On January 6, 2011, People added Röhm’s blog to the “Moms & Babies” section of its online site celebritybabies.people.com.
Awards and nominations
Röhm, as part of the cast of the TV series Law & Order, was nominated for their 2001 performance, and again for their 2003 performance, for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In 2014, Röhm and the rest of the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for their roles in American Hustle.
|1997–1998||One Life to Live||Dorothy Hayes||TV series|
|1998||The Invisible Man||TV movie|
|1998||Fantasy Island||Beautiful Cindy||TV series|
|1999||Puppet, Love and Mertz||Love||Short film|
|1999||The ’60s||Amanda Stone||TV movie|
|1999||Eureka Street||Max||TV mini-series|
|1999–2001||Angel||Kate Lockley||15 episodes|
|2000–2001||Bull||Alison Jeffers||20 episodes|
|2001–2005||Law & Order||ADA Serena Southerlyn||85 episodes, 2 SAG nominations|
|2002||Law & Order: Dead on the Money||ADA Serena Southerlyn (voice)||Video game|
|2003||Law & Order: Double or Nothing||ADA Serena Southerlyn (voice)||Video game|
|2004||Law & Order: Justice is Served||ADA Serena Southerlyn (voice)||Video game|
|2005||Briar & Graves||Dr. Laurie Graves||TV movie|
|2005||Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous||Agent Janet McKaren|
|2005||FBI: Negotiator||Laura Martin||TV movie|
|2006||Amber’s Story||Donna Whitson||TV movie|
|2007||Masters of Science Fiction||Lt. Granger||TV series|
|2007||Big Shots||Alex Mason||3 episodes|
|2008||The Kreutzer Sonata||Abigail|
|2008–2013||The Mentalist||Dr. Sophie Miller||2 episodes|
|2009||Desperate Escape||Brooke Harris||TV movie|
|2009||Crimes of the Past||Josephine Sparrow|
|2009||90210||Bitsy Epstein||Episode: “To New Beginnings!”|
|2009–2010||Heroes||Lauren Gilmore||8 episodes|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Angela Masters|
|2009||Desperate Escape||Brooke Harris||TV movie|
|2011||A Christmas Kiss||Priscilla Hall||Completed|
|2012||CSI: Miami||Jill Ferris||Guest appearance|
|2012–2013||The Client List||Taylor Berkhalter||Recurring role, 14 episodes|
|2012||Lake Placid: The Final Chapter||Sheriff Theresa Giovi||TV movie|
|2013||In the Dark||Ali||TV movie|
|2013||Officer Down||Alexandra Callahan|
|2013||American Hustle||Dolly Polito|
|2013||Finding Happiness||Juliet Palmer|
|2014||A Christmas Kiss II||Miss Hall||Guest appearance|
|2014||Beauty & the Beast||FBI Special Agent Dana Landon||4 episodes|
|2014||Forget and Forgive||Det. Anne Walker||TV movie|
|2014||Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark||Rosie|
|2014–2015||Stalker||Amanda Taylor||11 episodes|
|2014||Hell’s Kitchen||Herself||Season 13 Episode 3: “16 Chefs Compete”|
|2016||Love Is All You Need?||Reverend Rachel|
|2016||Revenge Porn/My Daughter’s Disgrace||Elaine||TV movie|
|2016||The Last Ship||Allison Shaw||13 episodes|
|2016–2017||Hawaii Five-0||Dr. Madison Gray||3 episodes|
|2017||The Tribes of Palos Verdes||TBA||Completed|
|2017||Once Upon a Time in Venice||Anne Phillips||Credited as Elizabeth Rohm|
|2017||NCIS||May Dawson||TV series|
|2017||Jane the Virgin||Eileen||4 episodes|
|2017||Wish Upon||Johanna Shannon|