Mar. 17th, 1964
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Rob Lowe's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - The Interview
2014 - Sex Tape
2009 - The Invention of Lying
2007 - For the Bible Tells Me So
2005 - Thank You for Smoking
2005 - Jiminy Glick In Lalawood
2001 - Proximity
2000 - The Specials
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1997 - Contact
1996 - Mulholland Falls
1995 - Tommy Boy
1991 - The Dark Backward
1990 - Bad Influence
1988 - Illegally Yours
1988 - Masquerade
1986 - About Last Night...
1986 - Youngblood
1984 - The Hotel New Hampshire
1984 - Oxford Blues
1983 - The Outsiders
1983 - Class
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rob Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. He began modeling as a young boy and broke into acting in his teens. He spent the 1980s as a member of the "Brat Pack", a group of young, powerful and reckless actors and actresses that included 'Emilio Estevez', 'Charlie Sheen' and 'Judd Nelson', among others. In 1988 Lowe was involved in a scandal centering around a sexually explicit videotape which involved a minor, for which he did 20 hours of community service in Dayton. He subsequently sought help for his problems with drugs and alcohol and has re-emerged in the 1990s as a clean and sober husband and father.
- Rob has a younger brother, Justin, from his father's second marriage.
- Lost out for the role in _Titanic (1997)_ (qv) which went to 'Billy Zane' (qv).
- 1987: Nominated for a supporting Golden Globe award for his performance as a retarded youth in _Square Dance (1987)_ (qv).
- One of the select few to be nominated for and subsequently "win" a Razzie Award and then not get another nomination again. Lowe "won" the 1986 Worst Supporting Actor Razzie for his performance in _St. Elmo's Fire (1985)_ (qv).
- Impersonated 'Robert Wagner (I)' (qv)'s voice for the young Number Two in _Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)_ (qv).
- 2003: Helped in the election of 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) as Governor of California.
- 'Mike Myers (I)' (qv) is known to have resurrected Rob's acting career. He and Rob became close friends while filming _Wayne's World (1992)_ (qv). Myers gave him an unbilled role in _Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)_ (qv) (although the scene was deleted in editing) and gave him a role as the young Number Two in _Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)_ (qv).
- 2000: Voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine.