Serena Southerlyn is a fictional character (played by Elisabeth Röhm) on the long-running NBC drama series Law & Order. The media director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) stated to Chicago Tribune television.
Southerlyn's unexpected outing is one of the few episodes in Law and Order's 15 -year history that has included a lesbian or bisexual character.
But almost no one was prepared for her final scene, in which Southerlyn came out as a lesbian. Elisabeth Rohm (Angel, One Life to Live) joined the cast of Law and Order in as ADA Serena Southerlyn, and quickly became one of the show's more disliked characters for what was.