Elisabeth Röhm (born April 28, 1973) is a German-born American television actress. She is known for playing Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the American TV series Law & Order, and as Detective Kate Lockley in the TV series Angel.
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 American scriptwriter who once wrote for the TV soap opera, Guiding Light.
Röhm attended St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, a small private boarding school in Tennessee, then graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing and European History.
Röhm received her first TV acting role in 1997, as Dorothy 'Dorf' 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.
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