Actress, philanthropist, and proud single mother Elisabeth Röhm is an absolute staple of America television.

She most recently can be seen in Lionsgate’s Bombshell with Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, and Nicole Kidman. Elisabeth portrays Martha MacCallum, a Fox news anchor and host of The Story with Martha MacCallum. Based on real life events, Bombshell follows the story of a group of women that decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over the network.

Elisabeth Röhm has amassed a diverse body of work in major television roles and Oscar-nominated films, which developed a huge fan base. She uses this platform for countless philanthropic endeavors including the American Heart Association, St. Jude, Global Green, and The Trevor Project. Elisabeth prides herself on the bond she shares with her pre-teen daughter Easton. They enjoy volunteering together, riding horses and working on projects that hold deep significance in their hearts.

Elisabeth uses her public voice to activate and inspire people to create change in the world. She recently joined RYU as Global Ambassador and co-owner. RYU (Respect Your Universe) is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for fitness, performance, and lifestyle of athletes. She collaborated with RYU to create a movement to change the world for the better. Panels are held to focus on bettering people’s lives with a focus on truthful and inspiring conversations about respect.

Other productions she can be seen in include Crackle TV’s The Oath, Jane the Virgin, TNT’s The Last Ship, and Hawaii Five-O, to name a few. Many know Röhm for her signature role as Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn on Law & Order, which is frequently in syndication. Elisabeth’s film accolades include five-time Oscar nominated Director David O. Russell’s American Hustle as a member of the Golden Globe-winning ensemble cast, and Joy, opposite Jennifer Lawrence. Chilled sat down with Elisabeth to see what’s on her project horizon and find out a few things about her lifestyle.

Chillin’ With Elisabeth Röhm, horse on side

Chillin’ With Elisabeth Röhm

Photo by Greg Hinsdale

Tell us about the projects you are working on.

I have three movies I’ve recently worked on. The first one is Bombshell, which I knew would be a great disruptor and extremely important film for our generation. The second one is Starling, which I did with Ted Melfi and Melissa McCarthy. I’m looking forward to hear peoples’ reactions to what I know will be deeply a touching production—as Ted Melfi is a brilliant director. Mary Vernieu, who cast it, has the absolute greatest taste! I just completed a film called The Royal with Amin Joseph, which tells the tale of ball player Willie Aikens. I love this movie and I have high hopes for it.

What do you like to do on your downtime?

On my downtime I really love to spend time at home with friends and family cooking and relaxing with great food and beverages. Laughter and love are always the ultimate reward to working hard!

When you go out, where do you like to dine?

I’m the ultimate New Yorker and have to say that I either dine at Italian restaurants, or I go to sushi because that’s one thing I don’t know how to make myself! When it comes to sushi, I tend to be less adventuresome and like shrimp tempura rolls and spicy tuna rolls. However, having been to Japan, I did go to JIRO and expanded my repertoire on eating raw fish. It was epic to meet him!

What dishes do you order when out?

I’m a big lover of the red sauce and Chicken Parmesan! I’m very good at making Italian food myself. It’s a specialty in my household and people come for my spaghetti Bolognese and lasagna all the time.

Chillin’ With Elisabeth Röhm, blue dress, poolside

Chillin’ With Elisabeth Röhm

Photo by Greg Hinsdale

Any favorite bars?

I do love the glitzy bar at the Baccarat hotel in New York! Other than that, I tend to drink at home or at a restaurant.

What drinks do you order when out?

I love wine and tend to stick with bold big reds.

Do you prepare drinks at home?

I’m a big maker of drinks at home and love mixing cocktails with my Trace Black Water. I call it my TRACE BLACK BAR.

My favorite one is:

The Bourbon Black

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. orgeat
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • Dark of flower bitters

Preparation: Combine ingredients with 5ml back water concentrate. Top with lager.

My favorite drink is:

Vodka Lean

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. fix vodka
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Wedge of lime

Preparation: Muddle ingredients together with 5ml of Black Trace concentrate. Top with Trace water.

What is your home bar stocked with?

My latest drink is also Weed Wine! My bar is stocked with a case that I just ordered. It’s phenomenal.

Chillin’ With Elisabeth Röhm, yellow blouse, pink flowers

Chillin’ With Elisabeth Röhm

Photo by Greg Hinsdale

Have you ever been a bartender?

I have never been a bartender, but I think I would be a great one!

If you could share a drink with anyone, who would it be?

I’d love to share a drink with Barack Obama and hear the real deal about this nation, along with all he thinks about the world and politics. It would be fascinating.