Lori Rom (born Loren Rom on August 16, 1975, in Red Bank, New Jersey) is an American actress. She was originally selected to play the role of Phoebe Halliwell in the television series Charmed. However, Rom left the series after filming the pilot and Alyssa Milano took over the role of Phoebe. She attended Carnegie Mellon University's drama conservatory, where she also worked through school. Her spouse is Ronnie Steadman. Her other work besides television includes a December 1998 run in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as Viola at The Kresge Foundation, and a 2006 Neosporin commercial. She has also guest starred on Party of Five and Jack and Jill, as well as other TV series.