Elisabeth Röhm’s started her acting career appearing in the role of Dorothy Hayes in the American soap opera ‘One Life to Live’ during 1997-98. For the first few years, she continued to work on television in series such as ‘Fantasy Island’ and ‘Turks’, the telefilm ‘The Invisible Man’ and the two-part miniseries ‘The '60s’. In 1999, she had a starring role in the BBC Northern Ireland miniseries ‘Eureka Street’ and in the American short film ‘Puppet, Love and Mertz’. She appeared in the recurring role of young, skeptical detective Kate Lockley in the supernatural television series ‘Angel’ (1999-2001). She next bagged the main role of Alison Jeffers drama series ‘Bull’ (2000-01). In 2001, she was cast in the breakthrough role of Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the long-running NBC drama series ‘Law & Order’ (2001-05), which she considers a stepping stone in her flourishing career as it allowed her to work with veteran actors like Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterston. She portrayed the role in 85 episodes of the series throughout four seasons, during which period she also voiced the character in several video games based on the series like ‘Law & Order: Dead on the Money’ (2002), ‘Law & Order II: Double or Nothing’ (2003), and ‘Law & Order: Justice Is Served’ (2004).
Following an appearance in the 2004 short film ‘Push’, Elisabeth Röhm played the role of Agent Janet McKaren in the Sandra Bullock starrer comedy film ‘Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous’ (2005). It was followed by starring roles in a series of telefilms including ‘FBI: Negotiator’ (2005), ‘Briar & Graves’ (2005) and ‘Amber's Story’ (2006). In 2007, she had her first lead film role as Jennifer Zellan in Jack Snyder’s mystery thriller ‘Ghost Image’, apart from guest appearances in the television series ‘Masters of Science Fiction’ and ‘Big Shots’. The following year, she played the female leads in the drama film ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’ and the mystery film ‘San Saba’, and appeared as Dr. Sophie Miller in an episode of the series ‘The Mentalist’, a role which she reprised in another episode in 2013. She continued to star in more films like the action comedy ‘The Whole Truth’ and the thriller ‘Crimes of the Past’ in 2009. That year, her television credits included the recurring role of Lauren Gilmore in the superhero drama series ‘Heroes’, a guest appearance on the teen drama series ‘90210’ and a lead role in the mystery TV movie ‘Desperate Escape’.
Elisabeth Röhm started the next decade with a minor role in the thriller film ‘Abduction’ and had a starring role in the made-for-television romantic comedy ‘A Kiss for Christmas’. In 2012, she landed the recurring role of Taylor Berkhalter in the television series ‘The Client List’, appeared in an episode of the police procedural drama ‘CSI: Miami’, and starred in the crime thriller film ‘Transit’ and the horror telefilm ‘Lake Placid: The Final Chapter’. A career highlight for her was playing the supporting role of Dolly Polito in David O. Russell’s 2013 crime drama ‘American Hustle’, co-starring Christian Bell, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. The same year, she also acted in the films ‘Officer Down’, ‘Aftermath’, and ‘Chlorine’, the direct-to-video thriller ‘Darkroom’, as well as the telefilm ‘In the Dark’. In 2014, she was cast in the main role of Amanda Taylor in the police procedural crime drama series ‘Stalker’ and portrayed FBI Special Agent Dana Landon in four episodes of the Canadian-American sci-fi police procedural series ‘Beauty & the Beast’. Her other appearances that year were in the movie ‘Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark’, the documentary ‘Finding Happiness’, and the telefilms ‘A Christmas Kiss II’ and ‘Forget and Forgive’. She again collaborated with David O. Russell in the 2015 biographical comedy-drama film ‘Joy’ starring Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. That year, she also played the female lead in the crime-comedy film ‘Rivers 9’.
In 2016, Elisabeth Röhm played major roles in the films ‘Everlasting’, ‘Polaris’ and ‘Love Is All You Need?’. She continued to appear on television in series such as ‘The Last Ship’ and ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and telefilms like ‘Seduced’ and ‘Revenge Porn’. Next year, she had recurring roles in the series ‘Flaked’ and ‘Jane the Virgin’ and had a guest role in the police procedural series ‘NCIS’. Her film credits in 2017 included ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’, ‘Wish Upon’, ‘Scales: Mermaids are Real’, ‘Trafficked’ and ‘The Tribes of Palos Verdes’. She had another recurring role in the crime drama series ‘The Oath’ (2018-19), followed by more guest roles in ‘Magnum P.I.’ and ‘Tales’. She also had starring roles in the telefilms ‘Family Pictures’ (2019) and ‘Sleeping with Danger’ (2020). She notably appeared alongside Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie 2019 drama film ‘Bombshell’, apart from acting in several other recent films like ‘Con Man’, ‘Adolescence’, ‘Sanitatum’, ‘SGT. Will Gardner’, ‘Blood on Her Name’, ‘When We Kill the Creators’, ‘Ballbuster’, ‘The Runner’, ‘Notorious Nick’, and the upcoming movie ‘Starbright’.