|Date of Birth||April 28, 1973|
|Origin||Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
Elisabeth Röhm (born April 28, 1973) is an German actress, best known for her television roles as Kate Lockley in Angel, A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn in Law & Order and Lauren Gilmore in Heroes.
Elisabeth was born in Germany to American writer Lisa Loverde and Eberhard Röhm, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP New York. They relocated to New York City, near Elisabeth's first birthday.
An equestrian enthusiast, Elisabeth began competing professionally at the age of 5. She cultivated southern roots at St. Andrews Sewanee, a boarding school in Tennessee, later achieving an A average, majoring in European History (specifically related to the Second World War) with minors in theater and writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
Her first break in television came in a contracted role on One Life to Live (1968), then starring opposite Kyle MacLachlan in The Invisible Man (1998) pilot. Next, she worked in England as a regular on the BBC series, Eureka Street (1999), followed shortly by her recurring role on the American series, Angel (1999).
She was soon performing simultaneously on "Angel", and starring alongside Stanley Tucci on TNT's first serialized drama, Bull (2000). Elisabeth went on to star as "A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn" for five years on Law & Order (1990), winning two SAG awards with her ensemble cast.
After losing her mother to health issues, Elisabeth has become an advocate for health, engaging in serious workouts at Circuit Works, the circuit training gym she opened in Brentwood, California.
The highlight of her life, daughter Easton August Anthony, is Elisabeth's main priority. Though it is always challenging to be a working mom, Elisabeth bridges the gap between motherhood and her professional career working with her daughter on behalf of "Juno Baby", a line of children's educational products, focusing their energies on making the world a happier, more literate place.
Inheriting the writing urge from her mother, Elisabeth's first novel, "Nerissa", was published in 2009 and is the story of a young painter laboring under sexism in the art world at the turn of the century. Her second novel, "Desire", released in 2011, is set in New Orleans and centers on an unlikely friendship between a seven-year-old girl and a thirty-year-old Haitian woman.
Chairty and Volunteer WorkEdit
Always an advocate for human rights, health and education, Elisabeth gives time to many causes. While on Law & Order (1990), Elisabeth found time to serve as a board member of her alma matter, "Sarah Lawrence". She soon began working on behalf of the Red Cross as both an ambassador and a trained emergency volunteer, visiting troops and providing aid as faraway as Asia. She was honored as an advocate of the Red Cross for creating the "Hometown Heroes" campaign, featuring a multitude of volunteers, including Julianne Moore and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Elisabeth also works with "Step Up Women's Network" - an after-school program for inner city girls in LA, and "MakeTheConnection.org", bringing attention to the connection between cervical cancer and HPV. She joined the "Humane Society" and Purina to encourage animal rescue and fostering, as she has done with the animals that enrich her own life, as well as supporting "Global Green", "The March of Dimes", and "Refugees International".
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