Though born in Germany, Elisabeth Röhm was raised in America. Her first childhood interest was riding horses, which she trained for intensively. By the time she entered Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, her goals shifted to writing, in the form of fiction and history. It was during college that the thoughtful and risk-taking Röhm fell in love with acting. After receiving her degree, she quickly found work on the soap opera One Life to Live and followed it up with a long line of guest appearances on the WB television show, Angel. In 2001, she was cast in the role for which she's best known, A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn on Law & Order.
The desire to seek new challenges is not unusual for someone so multi-talented. Elisabeth has written a novel, sings, and continues to ride horses; she also counts hiking, biking, skiing, traveling, and studying architecture among her hobbies. Outgoing, but at the same time introspective, Elisabeth Röhm has a remarkably well-rounded personality. Dick Wolf, creator/producer of Law & Order praised her as "one of the finest young actresses working in television." Elisabeth has also been in numerous films including MISS CONGENIALITY 2, starring Sandra Bullock, and Woody Allen's DECONSTRUCTING HARRY. She just finished filming KREUTZER SONATA, an independent project co-starring Danny Huston, to be released later this year.
Elisabeth has recently graced the covers of InStyle Weddings and Pregnancy magazine, as well as appeared in features in InStyle, Health, People, US Weekly, LA Confidential, USA Today, and Life & Style.