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.
Her first break in television came in a contracted role on One Life to Live, then starring opposite Kyle Maclachlan in the Invisible Man pilot. Next, she worked in England as a regular on the BBC series Eureka Street, followed shortly by her recurring role on the American series Angel. She was soon performing simultaneously on Angel, and starring along side Stanley Tucci on TNT’s first serialized drama BULL. Elisabeth went on to star as Serena Southerlyn for five years on Law & Order, winning two SAG awards with her ensemble cast.
Elisabeth began dividing her time between television and film, performing with Dylan McDermott and Michael Vartan on Big Shots as well as taking a regular role on ABC’s “Heroes” while completing five features. She starred with Angelica and Danny Huston in Bernard Rose’s “The Kreutzer Sonata“, with Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D’Onofrio in “Chlorine“, with James Caan in “Minkow“, 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.
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, due to be 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.
Elisabeth has also moved into producing, with several projects in development including reality television, scripted television and features.
Elisabeth looks forward to meeting all her fans at both the Sydney and Perth expos in 2012. There are signing* and photo* sessions throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) excluding breaks and there’s a general admission Q&A each weekend.
* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply.
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