Renowned as 1980s teen idol, Rob Lowe is one of the most prominent actors in the Hollywood. Throughout his 35 years of acting career, the actor has performed in several popular ventures such as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, St. Elmo's Fire, and Brothers & Sisters among others.
Today let's learn more about the actor's professional career including his upcoming projects and career highlights.
Actor Rob Lowe's Upcoming Venture Details
Rob Lowe is currently working in CBS's series Code Black which was renewed for a third season on May 14, 2017, and is scheduled to premiere on April 25, 2018. He will appear alongside Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville and Melanie Chandra in the series.
He is also the voice of Simba in the Disney movie and series The Lion Guard since February 2015.
The 54-year-old Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actor recently completed shooting of comedy crime film, Super Troopers 2. The movie directed by Jay Chandrasekhar is set to release on April 20, 2018, where you will see Lowe sharing the screen with Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske.
Currently, the actor is busy in filming the TV movie, The Bad Seed alongside Mckenna Grace and Patty McCormack. He is also the director of the TV movie.
Lowe recently appeared in 2017 comedy film, How to Be a Latin Lover which collected $61 million worldwide and television series, The Orville. The series was renewed for the second season on November 2, 2017.
Rob Lowe's Acting Journey: How Lowe Rose to Stardom?
Lowe started his acting career from the 1983 television movie, Thursday's Child which also earned his first nomination for Golden Globe Awards.
Lowe eventually landed a role in the 1983 drama film, The Outsiders, alongside C. Thomas Howell and Emilio Estevez. The movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola was his breakthrough movie as he earned huge fame following the success of the movie.
Lowe again reunited with Estevez in the next movie, St. Elmo's Fire. They also become the member of Brat Pack, a name given to a group of young actors who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented coming-of-age films in the 1980s. His other ventures in the 1980s and the 1990s are Square Dance, Oxford Blues, Cla s s, About Last Night..., Illegally Yours, Contact, The Larry Sanders Show, and Great Performances among others. He also hosted the Saturday Night Live.
He is also best known for his performance in television series The West Wing from 1999 - 2003. He received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and Golden Globe Award nomination twice for Best Actor for his performance in the series.
Furthermore, the actor appeared in other projects such as The Grinder, Behind the Candelabra, Killing Kennedy, Beautiful & Twisted, Perfect Strangers, Brothers & Sisters and among others.
Rob Lowe: Awards And Achievements
Lowe received several awards and nomination throughout his career including Primetime Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations. Here is the list of awards Lowe earned:
|1983||Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Thursday's Child||Nominated|
|1988||Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture||Square Dance||Nominated|
|1988||Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Television Series Drama||The West Wing||Nominated|
|2000||Satellite Awards for Best Cast – Television Series||The West Wing||Won|
|2001||Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Television Series Drama||The West Wing||Nominated|
|2001||Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||The West Wing||Nominated|
|2002 and 2003||Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||The West Wing||Won|
|2014||Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Behind the Candelabra||Nominated|
|2016||Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||The Grinder||Nominated|
In 2000, he was named as one of 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. Lowe also received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in 2015.
Rob Lowe: Quick Facts
- Rob Lowe was born Robert Hepler Lowe on March 17, 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A to Barbara Lynn and Charles Davis Lowe.
- He is American and is of Mixed ethnicity( German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry).
- He is 5' 11" (1.8 m) tall.
- Actor Chad Lowe is his brother.
- He attended Oakwood Junior High School and Santa Monica High School.
- His sex tape with a 16-year-old girl with whom he met in a nightclub came out in 1988. The same year another part of the same tape leaked where Lowe and his friend Justin Moritt shared v*****al and oral sex with a model named Jennifer.
- Lowe is married to Sheryl Berkoff since 22 July 1991.
- He has two sons, Matthew Edward Lowe born in 1993, and John Owen Lowe born in 1995.
- His estimated net worth is $30 million.
- Lowe is an author of autobiography Stories I Only Tell My Friends.