Rob Lowe

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Rob Lowe

Born

3/17/1964, Charlottesville, Virginia

Birth Name

Robert Hepler Lowe

Gender

Male
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8.8
out of 10
User Rating
185 votes

Biography

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Rob Lowe was a member of the infamous "Brat Pack" in the 1980s. Some other members included Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, and Judd Nelson.

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Rob Lowe is a Pisces and stands 5'10" tall. He has a penchant for Cuban cigars and keeps a silver humidor in his office.

    • Rob Lowe appeared on the cover of "Details" magazine in May, 2004.

    • Lowe auditioned for the role of "Caledon 'Cal' Hockley" in Titanic but lost out to actor Billy Zane.

    • In 2003 Wella conducted a survey, with Rob Lowe winning Best Male Hair for a Celebrity.

    • During an obvious low point in his carer, Rob Lowe became involved song-and-dance routine with Snow White. Unimpressed Disney executives sued for unauthorized use of its character.

    • In 2005 Lowe appeared in a West End stage version of A Few Good Men, his character is Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, this was orginally made famous by Tom Cruise in the 1992.

    • Rob dated Princess Stephanie of Monaco in 1986.

    • Rob is a fan of Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League.

    • He was considered for the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy.

    • He assisted with Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign, which helped get the Austrian actor elected as Governor in 2003.

    • He shares a birthday with Kurt Russell and Gary Sinise.

    • Rob Lowe was a member of the Brat Pack - an unoffical but infamous group of young Hollywood actors in the 80s.

      He was also involved in a sex video scandal in the late 80s. This scandal is ranked number 69 on E! Network's 101 most shocking moments in entertainment list.

    • He attended Santa Monica High School with Sean Penn and Emilio Estevez.

    • He dated Melissa Gilbert from Little House on the Prairie from 1981 - 1987.

    • He founded the Homeowners Defense Fund.

    • Rob Lowe was the first male spokesperson for the 2000 Lee National Denim Day. A fundraiser for breast cancer research and education. His grandmother and great grandmother suffered from breast cancer.

    • When he was a young boy, he had dreams of becoming a marine biologist.

    • His first movie role was The Outsiders in 1983. His character was Sodapop Curtis.

      In 1985 he made an appearance in John Parr's "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" music video, he also had a s starring role in the movie of the same name.

      In 1986 he played a professional ice hockey player in Youngblood with Patrick Swayze.

      He also starred in a "About Last Night" in 1986

    • Rob Lowe has been married to Sheryl Berkoff since 1991, and they have two children, Edward Mathew and John Owen.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Rob Lowe: I wouldn't go back on my old days, though; everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing.

    • Rob Lowe: Show me someone who doesn't have some sort of experience that they would be uncomfortable for people to know about and I'll show you a dullard.

    • Rob Lowe: The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age.

    • Rob Lowe: What's gratifying about West Wing is that everybody told us that it couldn't be done - that the man or woman on the street didn't care about politics. But if you set things up correctly, people don't have a problem with it.

    • Rob Lowe: (discussing his role of Sam on The West Wing)
      Temperamentally, Sam and I are very much alike. He's a lawyer, my father's a lawyer, and I always wanted to play one. On so many levels the role just felt right. I fell in love with it as I would a woman.

    • Rob Lowe: I have other obligations now - the show, my family, my life...though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn't have any of those things.

    • Rob Lowe: I have a lot of great memories, but I can't imagine anything more exciting than the life I have now.

    • Rob Lowe: Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don't put it on a platform. I don't campaign about it. It's just something that works for me. It enabled me to really connect with another human being - my wife, Sheryl - which I was never able to do before.

    • Rob Lowe: The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age.

    • Rob Lowe: I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.

    • Rob Lowe: I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances and how they react to events which force them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures.

    • (Lowe about his marriage proposal)
      Rob Lowe: We'd been dating a year, I had planned it for a month, bought the ring - a big diamond. Nothing escapes my wife's attention, so I had to find a place to hide it. I put it in a dirty tube sock in the trunk of my car, thinking she'd never look there, let alone touch it. When I proposed to her on Mulholland Drive, I was so nervous I had forgotten to get the ring from the trunk beforehand. I had to say, 'Hold on, I've got to get something.' But all that matters is that it worked.

    • Rob Lowe: I don't approve of those new colors. There should be no blue M&M...for God's sake, can't something in this world stay old school? My favorite is green.

    • (About his sons)
      Rob Lowe: We love hiking, exploring, basketball, and a good book at bedtime. The next thing I know it's 4 a.m. and I've fallen asleep beside them.

    • (In an interview with US Magazine in 1999)
      Rob Lowe: In the first grade, they wanted to put me in a special learning program because my favorite color was black. They thought I was profoundly disturbed, but even in first grade, I knew that black was slimming.

    • Rob Lowe: I coach a Little League baseball team. It's my favorite thing in the world.

    • Rob Lowe: Directors are not worried about casting beautiful women, but they are not sure that they want to cast great-looking men. My looks have prevented people from seeing my work.

    • Rob Lowe: I entered 2000 with a new inspiration: Aaron Sorkin, who is the creator and executive producer of The West Wing.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Rob Lowe is amazing.

    10
    Rob Lowe is one of the best actors of all time. He was so sexy in the 80's and is still beautiful at age 41. I first saw him in The Outsiders which has so many great actors in it. He plays the hot older brother of the main character, Ponyboy Curtis. He continued to star in amazing films such as; Class, St.Elmo's Fire, Youngblood, and so many more. When he was on The West Wing he was deffinetly someone i would want to have in the white house. ;-) I'm 14 years old and am in love with him, so anyone who' as old as my mom and still hot deserves to have a good review written about him! I LOVE ROB LOWE.moreless
  • Admittedly for a while I was not a fan of Lowe. But his performance on "The West Wing" turned things around as he proved to be versatile and had to deal with a very complicated character.moreless

    8.5
    Admittedly for a while I was not a fan of Lowe. But his performance on "The West Wing" turned things around as he proved to be versatile and had to deal with a very complicated character. Lowe's Sam Seaborn had to be a genius with a firey temper (that took awhile to set off) who also had the capacity to screw up in a larger way then even his wingman Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) within the course of an episode he had to transition from goofy to dead serious in ways different from the co-stars. He also gets props for his silly appearance in "Thank you for Smoking." where he manages to be hilarious despite playing a straight man character.moreless
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