The daughter of an attorney father and writer mother, German-born Elisabeth Röhm spent the majority of her childhood and adolescence coming of age in New York. Röhm discovered an innate love of acting during her collegiate years (in the early '90s) and thereafter landed a regular role on the daytime drama One Life to Live. She graduated to fame, however, by virtue of two prime-time roles: Detective Kate Lockley on the supernatural drama series Angel (1999) and Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn on NBC's Law & Order. Big-screen roles include supporting turns in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) and Aftermath (2008).
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Holds dual American and German citizenship.
- Trained to be a professional equestrian.
- Moved to Miami at the age of 17 to give modeling a try.
- Landed first professional TV job in 1997 playing the role of Dorothy Hayes on the soap opera One Life to Live.
- In 2002, was selected for Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list.
- Co-owns a gym in Brentwood, CA, called Circuit Works.
- Has worked for the Red Cross as an ambassador and a trained emergency volunteer.