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Mum’s the Word

Actress Elisabeth Röhm—dedicated to a regimen of gym and juice—pens a book on pregnancy and parenthood.

Actress and mother Elisabeth Röhm in Marina del Rey

These days, the indefatigable Elisabeth Röhm—actress, author, entrepreneur and mother to 4-year-old daughter Easton—is pedaling at full throttle through both life and work. On April 30, two days after her 40th birthday, Röhm—a recurring character on The Client List who has previously appeared on Law & Order and Angel—will release her first book, Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected) ($25, Da Capo Press). The idea came from her blog on people.com, and it includes Röhm’s full story of how in-vitro fertilization allowed her to have a child. “My post on infertility trended No. 1 on Yahoo for the majority of its first day, which indicated to me the number of people infertility is touching,” says Röhm, whose book arrives just before Mother’s Day.

Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, and raised in Tennessee, Röhm is the co-owner, along with fiancé Ron Anthony, of Rejuice, the 14-month-old organic juicery and café in Santa Monica and inside the Hot 8 Yoga studio in Beverly Hills. Röhm is also a co-owner of the training studio Circuit Works in Brentwood. Her focus on health stems from the death of her own mother, Lisa Loverde, who died from a heart attack at age 60 in 2009. “I had a deep longing to have a child, and felt a deep longing sadness at the death of my mom,” Röhm says.

While acknowledging that her struggles to become a parent and to work through the grief caused by the death of her mother have been formidable, she’s quick to note that challenges can also serve as catalysts for growth, as seen, she points out, in every religion and spiritual system. “It is true that life is what happens when you’re making other plans, but you have to have vision to move forward and accept changes,” she says. “It’s not easy, but these journeys are inspirational.”  

Röhm’s Hots
High-heel sneakers, organic juice, daily yoga practice, angels, great and loyal friendship

Röhm’s Nots
Liars, wedge shoes, white mascara, pajama jeans