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Elisabeth  Röhm

Elisabeth Röhm

Award Winning Actress, Family Advocate & Health Activist


Award-winning actress Elisabeth Röhm is in high demand with numerous independent features on the horizon while currently starring alongside Will Arnett on Netflix’s hit show “Flaked”. Having recently completed the widely anticipated studio thriller “Wish Upon”, Rohm is currently filming a major recurring role on Jane The Virgin and Hawaii 5-0. Last seen in her pivotal role as Allison Shaw on this season’s The Last Ship on TNT. The highly intelligent and capable Chief of Staff to President Michener, Allison is instrumental in facing down a new threat in China. Read More >

Röhm rose to prominence for her role as A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn on Dick Wolf’s critically-acclaimed NBC show Law and Order. She later went on to become part of the David O. Russell “family”, appearing alongside Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro in two of the director’s most recent acclaimed films: the Oscar-nominated American Hustle, for which she received a SAG Award as part of Best Cast, and last year’s Joy.

Additionally, Röhm has just completed work on numerous independent feature films to be released in 2016/17. They include: Love Is All You Need with Jeremy Sisto and Emily Osment, Blood Father with Mel Gibson and William H. Macy, Trafficked with Ashley Judd, Tribes of Palos Verdes with Jennifer Garner and Marika Monroe, Going Under with Bruce Willis and Jason Momoa, Polaris, Scales, and Adolescence. Other notable TV credits include starring on CBS’s series Stalker with Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q, NBC’s Heroes, CW’s Angel with David Boreanaz, Big Shots with Michael Vartans, CW’s Beauty and the Beast, and Lifetime TV’s The Client List.

In film, she starred in The Kreutzer Sonata with Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston, Chlorine with Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D’Onofrio, Minkow with James Caan, the Joel Silver-produced thriller Transit opposite Jim Caviezel and James Frain, and John Singleton’s Abduction with Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina.

Born in Europe and raised in New York City, Röhm retains dual citizenship, enabling her to work worldwide. As a child, she trained intensively as a horseback rider before attending Sarah Lawrence College, where her interest shifted to writing fiction, studying history, and eventually acting. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Helping Children Understand Disasters

Heart Health Awareness

My Mother's Heath: Heart Disease Awareness

Heart Health Awareness and the Importance of CPR

Elisabeth Röhm Opens Up About Infertility

Elisabeth Röhm Discusses Her Struggle with Infertility

Elisabeth Röhm Details Struggles of Infertility

Speech Topics

Heart Health Awareness

When it comes to heart health, Elisabeth Röhm can speak from a multitude of experiences. After losing her mother and aunt to heart disease at a young age, Röhm has worked to turn her grief into empowerment. Röhm can also relate to the lives of those living a life aware of their heart disease, after witnessing her father deal with triple-bypass surgery at the young age of 40. Elisabeth has since encouraged healthy living and habits to prevent surgeries like her father’s. She even partnered with the American Heart Association to encourage others to get CPR training that could potentially be life-saving. Elisabeth Röhm knows that heart health hits close to home and she seeks to prevent it from spreading to the homes of others.

Parenthood: An Identity Changing Journey

Elisabeth Röhm shares her personal story of infertility and completely opens up to her audiences. Whether it is her giving advice to younger women, advocating that healthcare cover more of the cost of alternative fertility treatments, or inspiring other infertile women to never give up, Elisabeth has a voice that deserves to be heard. She knows the stigma that comes with the topic of infertility – it’s taboo and not many are comfortable discussing it. However, the topic of infertility is one of the most important to be discussed right now. In a society where it’s becoming the norm to settle down in your thirties, we cannot afford to overlook the science behind having children young. What Elisabeth Röhm communicates through her speeches, most importantly, is this one message – be proactive.

Overcoming a Troubled Childhood & Adversity

Most know Elisabeth Röhm as the successful & tenacious A.D.A from the successful TV drama, Law and Order. It is hard to imagine that she was once a former juvenile detention resident. Coming from a far from perfect household, Elisabeth found herself battling deep rooted anger issues that eventually got her kicked out of the public school at the age of 13. Röhm credits all of her success to her mother remaining relentless in raising her. Instead of giving up on her, Elisabeth’s mother aggressively invested in resources to educate and save her daughter from her own self destructive tendencies.

Balancing Being a Working Single Mother & Empowering Self

Being a single-parent, Rohm is no stranger to the sacrifices mothers make on a daily basis. For the sake of always putting her child first, she feels it is her responsibility as a parent to be in the best shape of her life mentally and physically. Daily, she is committed to self care through practices that include meditation, yoga and physical fitness. She feels it is her obligation to share her journey through motherhood and is committed to inspiring women to find healing, balance and support within their own communities. Röhm believes that together, we can empower each other through togetherness, open discussion and creating villages of powerful women as support teams.

Women’s Empowerment

Having hit rock bottom, Elisabeth is a true testament of what it takes to turn adversity into triumph. As glamorous as her job seemed, Röhm fell on hard times at age 34, which left her unemployed and bankrupted, all while finding out that she was infertile. Elisabeth embarked on another uphill battle, however, she followed the example of her beloved mother, remaining faithful in her journey to conceive. For Elisabeth, this was yet another opportunity to prove to herself and turn the negatives in her life to positives. She wrote the book Baby Steps to connect with other women who, like her, experience infertility, which can be a shameful and taboo subject for women to talk about candidly.