Seen to many as a supermom, Elisabeth Röhm has been successfully juggling a full time job as a mother and actress over the past couple years. Now, with five film projects in the pipeline, a recurring weekly celebrity mom blog on People.com that is reaching a million readers, and philanthropic events plastered all over her calendar-- it is amazing that she stays beautiful, healthy and positive while managing to be consistently by her daughter’s side.
2011 is going to be an eventful year as Röhm has five feature films pending release. She teamed up with Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent Donofrio in Chlorine; she stars in Warner Bros.’ thriller Transit across James Caviezel, produced by Joel Silver; and she stars in the highly-anticipated film Abduction directed by John Singleton, starring Taylor Lautner and Sigourney Weaver, due out January 2011. Recently Elisabeth has completed shooting the Lionsgate feature by Brian A. Miller, titled Officer Down as well as Darkroom, an independent feature directed by Britt Napier and produced by Michael A. Liberty and Ron Stein (The Kids are Alright).
Born in Europe, yet a U.S. citizen, Röhm was raised in New York City. Her first childhood interest was riding horses, for which she trained 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 when 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 recurring appearances on the WB television show, Angel. However, most know Röhm best as the “A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn” on the NBC staple series, Law & Order where Dick Wolf, creator/producer of Law & Order praised her as "one of the finest young actresses working in television." She went on to star as “Alex Mason,” a love interest to Michael Vartan’s character, in the ABC drama Big Shots and later returned to NBC as a new addition to the cast of the cult-favorite Heroes.
Röhm has also starred in numerous films including Miss Congeniality 2, starring Sandra Bullock, and Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry. She starred in Kreutzer Sonata, an independent project co-starring Danny Huston and starred opposite James Caan in the film Barry Minkow.
The desire to seek new challenges is not unusual for someone so multi-talented. Röhm has published a novel, is writing a cookbook (brilliantly titled “The Wooing of the Gay Man and the Actress”) as she loves to cook, sings, and continues to ride horses; she also counts hiking, biking, skiing, yoga, traveling, and studying architecture among her hobbies. Being that she believes in health and being active, she is developing a gym franchise and has already invested in Circuit Works located in Brentwood, CA. She supports The Red Cross, The Go Red Foundation, and supports children and women in need all over the globe.
Röhm welcomed her first child, a girl named Easton, on January 10, 2008. She has residences in New York, Venice, CA, and in Holland.
(photo credit Kimberly Metz)