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Rob Lowe is an American television and film actor, best known for his character ‘Sam Seaborn’ from the television series ‘The West Wing’

InformationDetail
BirthdayMarch 17, 1964
NationalityAmerican
FamousAlcoholics, Democrats, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
IdeologiesDemocrats
SpousesSheryl Berkoff
SiblingsChad Lowe
Known asRobert Hepler Lowe
ChildrensJohn Owen Lowe, Matthew Edward Lowe
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Homeowner's Defense Fund
Birth PlaceCharlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Height180
GenderMale
FatherBarbara Lynn
MotherCharles Davis Lowe
Net Worth$30 million as of Oct 1,2016
Sun SignPisces
Born inCharlottesville, Virginia, U.S.

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Who is Rob Lowe?

With charming ‘chocolate-boy’ looks and a charismatic smile that captured every girl’s fancy Rob Lowe became one of the hottest teenage sensations during the 1980s. This ‘teenage heartthrob’ made his mark on television as ‘Sam Seaborn’, in the television series ‘The West Wing,’ following which, he received tremendous success. Some of his films include, ‘Wayne’s World’, ‘Contact’, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ and ‘The Specials’ which earned him great fame and worldwide recognition. He is also a member of the ‘Brat Pack’, a group of actors who often appeared together in teenage, ‘coming-of-age’ films in the 1980s. He was one of the most influential actors during his time and his career catapulted to great heights owing to his portrayals in teenager-based movies. This Golden Globe-nominated actor is an active philanthropist, who has helped raise millions of dollars for breast cancer initiatives and other women’s health related issues. He began his career as a model and turned to acting during his teenage years and went on to become one of the most legendary sensations in the 20th century.

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Childhood & Early Life

Born to Barbara Lynn and Davis Lowe, Rob Lowe was mostly raised in Dayton, Ohio where he attended the Oakwood Junior High School.

After he moved to California with his mother and brother, Chad Lowe, he attended the Santa Monica High School.

At the age of eight, he decided to pursue acting after he watched a production of ‘Oliver’. He soon began appearing on local television and also worked for theatres.

Career

In 1983, he was starred for the first time in the television film ‘Thursday’s Child’, a story about a 17 year old boy who suffered from a heart disease for which he earned his first Golden Globe nomination. The same year he got his first major role in ‘The Outsiders’, an American drama film.

In 1985, he appeared in ‘St. Elmpo’s Fire’, an American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher.

In 1986, he starred opposite Demi Moore in the comedy-drama ‘About Last Night’, directed by Edward Zwick.

He rose to fame in the 1980s and became one of the hottest teenage sensations and soon came to be known as the ‘teenage heartthrob’.

He received his second Golden Globe nomination for his role as ‘Rory’, a mentally disabled person in the 1987 drama film ‘Square Dance’, directed by Daniel Petrie.

In the 1990s, he appeared in films like ‘Wayne’s World’, ‘Contact’, ‘Austin Powers: The spy Who Shagged Me’ and ‘The Specials’.

In 1999, he acted in the NBC television drama, ‘The West Wing’ as ‘Sam Seaborn’, one of his best known roles till date. His performance earned him two Golden Globe nominations and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

He became successful in the miniseries genre in the late 1990s.

In 2004 he starred in TNT’s miniseries ‘Salem’s Lot’, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same title.

In 2005, he played the role of ‘Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee’ in Aaron Sorkin’s play, ‘A Few Good Men’. The same year he starred on Lifetime Network’s miniseries, ‘Beach Girls’.

He gained great critical acclaim and worldwide recognition with the the 2005 film ‘Thank you for Smoking’, in which he played the role of ‘Jeff Megall’, a Hollywood super movie agent.

In 2007, he acted in the television film ‘Stir of Ethos: The Homecoming’, which premiered on the ‘Sci-Fi-Channel’, an American cable television channel.

In 2009, he was cast in ‘The Invention of Lying’, a comedy film directed by Ricky Gervais and also the played the lead role in the movie ‘Too Late To Say Goodbye’

In 2010, he featured in the biographical series the ‘Brat Pack: Where Are They Now’. He also made an appearance on the ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien’.

He is currently a cast member in the NBC television series, ‘Parks and Recreation’.

Major Works

He appeared in the ‘The West Wing’, a television drama that garnered 16 million viewers and was rated number 13 on ‘TV Guides’ list of ‘The 50 Greatest Dramas of All Time’. The show was well received by critics and was also praised by political science pundits and former White House staffers.

His 2005 miniseries ‘Beach Girls’ received the highest ratings in the history of ‘Lifetime Network’.

Awards & Achievements

In 2000, ‘People Magazine’ featured him on their list of ‘50 Most Beautiful People in the World’.

In 2001 and 2002, he was the recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award in the category, ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ for ‘The West Wing’.

Personal Life & Legacy

He became deaf in the right ear after he contracted a viral infection during infancy.

He was romantically involved with actress Melissa Gilbert, German actress Nastassja Kinki and Princess St�phanie of Monaco.

In 1991, he married Sheryl Berkoff, a makeup artist. The couple have two children.

He was the first male spokesperson for the ‘Lee National Denim Day’ a fundraiser created by ‘Lee Jeans’ to raise funds for the cause of breast cancer research.

He is the founder of the ‘Homeowner's Defense Fund’, a Santa Barbara County non-profit, non-partisan organization.

In 2011, his memoir ‘Stories I Only Tell My Friends’ was released. It is an autobiographical account of his journey from a model to the heights of stardom.

Trivia

This Golden Globe nominated American film and television actor was involved in a scandalous video with a minor girl.

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Rob Lowe biography timelines

  • // 17th Mar 1964
    Born to Barbara Lynn and Davis Lowe, Rob Lowe was mostly raised in Dayton, Ohio where he attended the Oakwood Junior High School.
  • // 1983
    In 1983, he was starred for the first time in the television film ‘Thursday’s Child’, a story about a 17 year old boy who suffered from a heart disease for which he earned his first Golden Globe nomination. The same year he got his first major role in ‘The Outsiders’, an American drama film.
  • // 1985
    In 1985, he appeared in ‘St. Elmpo’s Fire’, an American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher.
  • // 1986
    In 1986, he starred opposite Demi Moore in the comedy-drama ‘About Last Night’, directed by Edward Zwick.
  • // 1987
    He received his second Golden Globe nomination for his role as ‘Rory’, a mentally disabled person in the 1987 drama film ‘Square Dance’, directed by Daniel Petrie.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he married Sheryl Berkoff, a makeup artist. The couple have two children.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he acted in the NBC television drama, ‘The West Wing’ as ‘Sam Seaborn’, one of his best known roles till date. His performance earned him two Golden Globe nominations and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, ‘People Magazine’ featured him on their list of ‘50 Most Beautiful People in the World’.
  • // 2004
    In 2004 he starred in TNT’s miniseries ‘Salem’s Lot’, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same title.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he played the role of ‘Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee’ in Aaron Sorkin’s play, ‘A Few Good Men’. The same year he starred on Lifetime Network’s miniseries, ‘Beach Girls’.
  • // 2005
    He gained great critical acclaim and worldwide recognition with the the 2005 film ‘Thank you for Smoking’, in which he played the role of ‘Jeff Megall’, a Hollywood super movie agent.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he acted in the television film ‘Stir of Ethos: The Homecoming’, which premiered on the ‘Sci-Fi-Channel’, an American cable television channel.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he was cast in ‘The Invention of Lying’, a comedy film directed by Ricky Gervais and also the played the lead role in the movie ‘Too Late To Say Goodbye’
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he featured in the biographical series the ‘Brat Pack: Where Are They Now’. He also made an appearance on the ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien’.

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Rob Lowe's FAQ

  • What is Rob Lowe birthday?

    Rob Lowe was born at 1964-03-17

  • Where is Rob Lowe's birth place?

    Rob Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.

  • What is Rob Lowe nationalities?

    Rob Lowe's nationalities is American

  • What is Rob Lowe ideologies?

    Rob Lowe's ideologies is Democrats

  • Who is Rob Lowe spouses?

    Rob Lowe's spouses is Sheryl Berkoff

  • Who is Rob Lowe siblings?

    Rob Lowe's siblings is Chad Lowe

  • Who is Rob Lowe childrens?

    Rob Lowe's childrens is John Owen Lowe, Matthew Edward Lowe

  • Which company or organization was founded by Rob Lowe?

    Rob Lowe was the founder/co-founder of Homeowner's Defense Fund

  • How tall is Rob Lowe?

    Rob Lowe's height is 180

  • Who is Rob Lowe's father?

    Rob Lowe's father is Barbara Lynn

  • Who is Rob Lowe's mother?

    Rob Lowe's mother is Charles Davis Lowe

  • What is Rob Lowe's sun sign?

    Rob Lowe is Pisces