Elisabeth Röhm

Women In Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards - Arrivals

Röhm in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Düsseldorf, West Germany (now Germany)

Date of Birth: 28 April, 1973

*50% German
*37.5% Italian
*12.5% British Isles [Irish, English, Scottish]

Elisabeth Röhm is a German-American actress, writer, and director. Her roles include the series Angel and Law & Order, and the films Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, American Hustle, Joy, The Tribes of Palos Verdes, and Bombshell. She directed the made-for-tv movie Girl in the Basement.

Elisabeth is the daughter of Lisa Ames Loverde-Meyer, a scriptwriter, and Eberhard Röhm, a corporate lawyer. Her father is German. Her mother is American, of three quarters Italian and one quarter British Isles [Irish, English, Scottish] descent. Her family moved to New York City, New York, soon after she was born. Elisabeth is married to Peter Glatzer. She has a daughter with her former husband Ron Anthony Wooster.

In her book Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected), 2013, Elisabeth wrote:

Lisa Loverde-Meyer was what you would call a bona fide “hippie chick.” She was also a rebel, a truth teller, a spiritual seeker, and my best friend. She had eyes even bluer than mine, under long eyelashes, and a space in between her two front teeth, which my daughter inherited. She was Italian and looked it, with long brown hair and olive skin.

Elisabeth is a first cousin, once removed, of wrestler and actor Hulk Hogan, and a second cousin of his daughter, singer Brooke Hogan. Elisabeth’s maternal great-grandparents, Peter Bollea and Edith Medora Noonan, were also Hulk’s paternal grandparents, and Brooke’s paternal great-grandparents.

Elisabeth’s maternal grandfather was named Charles Jules “Chuck” Loverde (the son of Edward Loverde and Cinthia “Minnie”). Charles was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Elisabeth’s maternal grandmother was Carolina “Carlye” Bollea (the daughter of Peter Bollea and Edith Medora Noonan). Carolina was born in New Hampshire. Peter was born in Cigliano, Vercelli, Piemonte, Italy, the son of Pietro Bollea. Edith was born in New York, the daughter of Frank P. Noonan and Helena Frances Arvin, and had Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry.

Sources: Elisabeth’s maternal grandfather, Charles Jules “Chuck” Loverde, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Elisabeth’s maternal grandmother, Carolina “Carlye” Bollea – https://www.geni.com

Elisabeth’s maternal grandmother, Carolina “Carlye” Bollea, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information about Elisabeth’s maternal great-grandfather, Peter Bollea – http://boards.ancestry.ie

5 Responses

  1. andrew says:


    Quote: “She was Italian and looked it, with long brown hair and olive skin (?)”

    American crap.

  2. passingtime85 says:


    “Elisabeth is the son” fix it.

  3. Kimmel says:

    Isn’t that a Swedish surname?

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