Elisabeth Röhm
Röhm at the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2012
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Düsseldorf, West Germany
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Partner(s) Ron Anthony Wooster (2005–present)
Children 1 daughter
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Elisabeth Röhm (/rm[unsupported input]rm/, 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, and for her work with David O. Russell.

Early lifeEdit

Röhm was born in Düsseldorf, West Germany, to Lisa Loverde and Eberhard Röhm. Her father was a German-born partner at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP New York, and the family moved to New York City before her first birthday. Her mother 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.[1]

Röhm attended grades 11–12 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.


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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.[3][4] 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.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[5] She did have a horse-riding scene with Mark Harmon in the aforementioned NCIS episode.

Röhm was engaged to director Austin Smithard in 2000. On April 11, 2008, Röhm gave birth to a daughter, Easton August Anthony Wooster, with current partner Ron Anthony Wooster.[6][7]

Röhm has included a blog on her personal website, wherein she often writes about life with her daughter and fiancé.[8] On January 6, 2011,[9] People added Röhm's blog to the "Moms & Babies" section of its online site

Awards and nominationsEdit

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.[citation needed]

Röhm was selected for Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list in 2002.[10]


List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Deconstructing Harry Uncredited
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 Turks Marla TV series
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 Push Samantha Short film
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 Ghost Image Jennifer
2007 Masters of Science Fiction Lt. Granger TV series
2007 Big Shots Alex Mason 3 episodes
2008 The Kreutzer Sonata Abigail
2008 San Saba Leigh
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 Chlorine Katherine
2011 Minkow Lisa Minkow
2011 A Christmas Kiss Priscilla Hall
2011 Abduction Lorna Price
2012 Transit Robyn
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 Aftermath Rebecca Fiorini
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"
2015 Joy Peggy
2016 Love Is All You Need? Reverend Rachel
2016 Seduced Caroline TV movie
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 Flaked Alex TV series
2017 The Tribes of Palos Verdes Kristen
2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice Anne Phillips Credited as Elizabeth Rohm
2017 NCIS May Dawson TV series
2017 Jane the Virgin Eileen TV series; 4 episodes
2017 Wish Upon Johanna Shannon
2018–present The Oath Aria Price TV series; recurring role (10 episodes)
2018 Magnum P.I. Brooke Mason TV series; 1 episode
2019 Fair and Balanced Martha MacCallum Filming


  1. Rohm, Elisabeth; Adamson, Eve (2013). Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected). Da Capo Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7382-1663-8. 
  2. Spear, Linda (March 1, 1998). "Film Set in Yonkers Native's Locale". The New York Times. 
  3. Andreeva, Nellie (July 22, 2014). "Elisabeth Rohm Joins New CBS Drama 'Stalker' As New Regular". 
  4. "Elisabeth Rohm: Does 'Stalker' Glorify Stalking?". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  5. "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.
  6. Mascia, Kristen (April 11, 2008). "Elisabeth Röhm Welcomes a Baby Girl". People.,,20190929,00.html?xid=rss-fullcontentcnn. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  7. Röhm, Elisabeth (March 10, 2011). "Sharing My IVF Secret". Elisabeth Röhm’s Blog. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  8. Röhm, Elisabeth (April 14, 2011). "Easton Turns Three!". Elisabeth Röhm’s Blog. 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. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  10. "2002 HOT 100 LIST". Maxim (san Jose, California: Biglari Holdings). May 1, 2002. Retrieved June 9, 2018. 

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