Elisabeth Röhm

Elisabeth Röhm

Elisabeth Röhm at the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2012
Born (1973-04-28) April 28, 1973
Düsseldorf, Germany
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Partner(s) Ron Anthony Wooster (2005–present; 1 daughter)
Website www.elisabeth-rohm.com

Elisabeth Röhm (/ˈrm/, 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.

Early life

Röhm was born in Düsseldorf, West Germany, moving with her family to New York City before her first birthday. Her father, Eberhard Röhm, is a German corporate lawyer and partner at Duane Morris. Her mother, Lisa Loverde, was an American scriptwriter, who once wrote for the TV soap opera Guiding Light. Röhm's maternal grandfather was an Italian immigrant.[1]

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,[2] 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 mini-series 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.[3][4]

Personal life

Röhm was a longtime avid equestrienne, but gave up horseback riding after a 2005 accident that she spoke about in a 2011 episode of the Biography Channel series Celebrity Close Calls.[5]

Röhm was engaged to director Austin Smithard in 2000. She has been in a relationship with entrepreneur Ron Anthony Wooster since 2005 and engaged since 2007.[6] Röhm gave birth to their daughter, Easton August Anthony Wooster, on April 11, 2008.[7][8]

Röhm has included a blog on her personal website, wherein she often writes about life with her daughter and fiancé.[9] On January 6, 2011,[10] 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.

Röhm was selected for Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list in 2002.


List of acting performances in film and television[11]
Title Released Role Notes
Deconstructing Harry 1997 uncredited
One Life to Live 1997–1998 Dorothy Hayes TV series
The Invisible Man 1998 TV movie
Fantasy Island 1998 Beautiful Cindy TV series
Puppet, Love and Mertz 1999 Love short film
The '60s 1999 Amanda Stone TV movie
Turks 1999 Marla TV series
Eureka Street 1999 Max TV mini-series
Angel 1999–2001 Kate Lockley 15 episodes
Bull 2000–2001 Alison Jeffers 20 episodes
Law & Order 2001–2005 ADA Serena Southerlyn 85 episodes, 2 SAG nominations
Law & Order: Dead on the Money 2002 ADA Serena Southerlyn (voice) video game
Law & Order: Double or Nothing 2003 ADA Serena Southerlyn (voice) video game
Push 2004 Samantha short film
Law & Order: Justice is Served 2004 ADA Serena Southerlyn (voice) video game
Briar & Graves 2005 Dr. Laurie Graves TV movie
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 Agent Janet McKaren
FBI: Negotiator 2005 Laura Martin TV movie
Amber's Story 2006 Donna Whitson TV movie
Ghost Image 2007 Jennifer
Masters of Science Fiction 2007 Lt. Granger TV series
Big Shots 2007 Alex Mason 3 episodes
The Kreutzer Sonata 2008 Abigail
San Saba 2008 Leigh
The Mentalist 2008 Dr. Sophie Miller TV series, 1 episode
Desperate Escape 2009 Brooke Harris TV movie
Crimes of the Past 2009 Josephine Sparrow
90210 2009 Bitsy Epstein TV series, 1 episode
Heroes 2009–2010 Lauren Gilmore 8 episodes
The Whole Truth 2010 Angela Masters
Desperate Escape 2009 Brooke Harris TV movie
Chlorine 2011 Katherine
Minkow 2011 Lisa Minkow
A Christmas Kiss 2011 Priscilla Hall completed
Abduction 2011 Lorna Price
Darkroom Rachel filming
Officer Down Alexandra Callahan filming
Bluegrass Run Kate Holton pre-production
Sara's Cell Sara pre-production
Transit 2012 Robyn
CSI: Miami 2012 Jill Ferris Guest appearance
The Client List 2012 Taylor Berkhalter Recurring role
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter 2012 Sheriff Giovi TV movie
In the Dark 2013 Ali TV movie
Officer Down 2013 Alexandra Callahan
Aftermath 2013 Rebecca Fiorini
American Hustle 2013 Dolly Polito
Finding Happiness 2013 Juliet Palmer
Beauty & the Beast 2014 FBI Special Agent Dana Landon TV Series, 4 episodes
Forget and Forgive 2014 Det. Anne Walker TV movie
Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark 2014 Rosie
Stalker 2014-2015 Amanda Taylor TV Series, 11 episodes
Hell's Kitchen 2014 Herself Season 13 Episode 3: "16 Chefs Compete"
Joy 2015 Peggy
Love Is All You Need? 2016 Reverend Rachel
My Daughter's Disgrace 2016 Elaine TV movie
Seduced 2016 Caroline TV movie
Revenge Porn 2016 Elaine TV movie
The Last Ship 2016 Allison Shaw TV series, 13 episodes
Hawaii_Five-0 2016 Dr. Madison Gray TV series
Flaked 2017 Alex TV series


  1. Linda Spear (1998-03-01). "Film Set in Yonkers Native's Locale". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
  2. Andreeva, Nellie (July 22, 2014). "Elisabeth Rohm Joins New CBS Drama 'Stalker' As New Regular". Deadline.com.
  3. "Elisabeth Rohm: Does 'Stalker' Glorify Stalking?". Access Hollywood. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  4. "Jermaine Jackson, Angie Everhart, Elisabeth Rohm, Jose Canseco." Dir. Seth Jarrett, Timothy F. Smith, and Erich Storm. Celebrity Close Calls, The Biography Channel, 16 July 2011.
  5. Mascia, Kristen; Silverman, Stephen M. (August 7, 2007). "Newly Engaged Elisabeth Rohm Calls Romance 'Preordained'". People. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  6. Mascia, Kristen (April 11, 2008). "Elisabeth Röhm Welcomes a Baby Girl". People. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  7. Röhm, Elisabeth (March 10, 2011). "Sharing My IVF Secret". Elisabeth Röhm’s Blog. celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  8. Röhm, Elisabeth (April 14, 2011). "Easton Turns Three!". Elisabeth Röhm’s Blog. elisabeth-rohm.com. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  9. Röhm, Elisabeth (January 6, 2011). "Embracing Change In the New Year". Elisabeth Röhm’s Blog. celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  10. Elisabeth Röhm at the Internet Movie Database
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