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Elisabeth Röhm (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 corporate lawyer and partner at Duane Morris. Her mother, Lisa Loverde, was an Americanscriptwriter who once wrote for the TV soap opera Guiding Light.

Röhm attended St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, a small private boarding school in Sewanee, Tennessee, and then graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing and European History.

Career

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 currently portrays deputy DA Amanda Taylor on Stalker.

Personal life

Röhm was a longtime avid equestrian, 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.

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. Röhm gave birth to their daughter, Easton August Anthony Wooster, on April 11, 2008.

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

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