Rob Lowe

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Quotes (26)

  • Rob Lowe: (revealing his children's former nanny was blackmailing him) A former employee is demanding my wife Sheryl and I pay her $1.5 million by the end of the week or she will accuse us both of a vicious laundry list of false terribles. It is an attempt to damage and humiliate not only my wife and me, but our two young sons as well.

  • Rob Lowe: (on playing political characters a number of times) I’m starting to feel a bit like Michael Corleone in The Godfather III when he says, “Every time I try to get away, they keep pulling me back in!”

  • Rob Lowe: (on filming his final scenes on “The West Wing“) It was very emotional. I had gone through my own grieving process; I’d moved on and done other projects, but the folks still on the show hadn’t. I thought I would be more prepared for it than I was when I went back. When (the crew) started phasing out the other actors forever by saying, “That’s the last shot for Donna - Janel Moloney, ladies and gentlemen…” and everybody clapped, it was unbelievable - and really, really emotional.

  • Rob Lowe: (after turning down the role of Dr McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy) I could have been McDreamy. It's an occupational hazard. It's like Brad Pitt turns down The Matrix to go do Seven Years In Tibet. It happens to everybody.

  • (When asked who his favourite actor is) Rob Lowe: Paul Newman. I love him. When I was a kid he was what it meant to be a movie star. He's funny, he's smart. There's a sense that he has a very full life outside his work. I so admire him for that.

  • Rob Lowe: When I was young and crazy, I was young and crazy. It can be hard enough just to BE in your teens and 20s. Then add fame, money, access, and every single person telling you that you're the greatest person who ever was, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Some people literally don't survive it.

  • Rob Lowe: I think you like to recreate the good things about your childhood for your own kids, a sense of community and neighborhood, Little League games.

  • Rob Lowe: I think part of maturity is knowing who you are. If people don't like it, it is not going to affect how I feel.

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Trivia (27)

  • Rob has been nominated for four Golden Globes. In 1984, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for Thursday's Child. In 1988, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Square Dance. In 2000 and 2001, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama for The West Wing.

  • Rob was nominated for an Emmy in 2001 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The West Wing.

  • Rob has been nominated for three SAG Awards. From 2001-2003, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The West Wing. He won in 2001 and 2002.

  • In April 2008 it was revealed Rob was being blackmailed by his children's former nanny. The woman had been threatening to reveal intimate details about Rob, unless he met her demands for money. Rob turned the tables on the woman by publicizing his side of the soty.

  • Rob is deaf in his right ear.

  • In 2001, President Clinton invited Rob Lowe and his family to have tea with him at the White House. The President even allowed pictures to be taken of Rob Lowe and his children in the Oval Office.

  • As a child, Rob Lowe lived in Charlottesville Virginia, Dayton Ohio, and Los Angeles California.

  • Rob Lowe began his modeling career when he was only 8 years old and by the time he was 12, Lowe had performed in over 30 plays.

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