Rob Lowe is a famous American television and film actor. He came to the spotlight in the 1980s. He became a teen heartthrob and also became a member of Brat Pack.
He also saw a fall in his popularity but he had the courage and the stamina to rebuild himself and his career. He has now over 35 years’ experience in the entertainment industry. He had made a fortune for himself that would make many people envy him.
Real / Full Name: Robert Hepler Lowe
Celebrity Name: Rob Lowe
Date of Birth: March 17, 1964
Place of Birth: irginia, USA
Height: 5 feet 11 inch
Marital Status: Married
Spouse / Wife: Sheryl Berkoff
Source of Wealth: Television Actor, Producer
Net Worth: $60 million
Rob Lowe was born on March 17, 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia. His father worked as a trial lawyer while his mother was a teacher. Chad was his younger brother. Rob Lowe was baptized in the Episcopal church. Although born in Virginia, he was raised in Ohio. He went to Oakwood Junior High School. His parents got divorced later on and Rob Lowe started living with his mother and brother in Malibu, California. He went to Santa Monica High School.
He met Sheryl Beroff in 1983 while he was on a blind date. Once again he met the same girl on the sets of Bad Influence. Both married and had two sons together. Rob Lowe’s private and professional life was marred by a sex tape scandal. He was seen in the videotape while having sex with a 14 years old girl. The second part of the tape was leaked later in which Rob Lowe was shown in a sex act with an American model. The recording was put on sale and Rob Lowe officially became the first celebrity whose sex tape was available in the commercial domain.
His mother and grandmother had breast cancer, which is why he actively advocated for and worked on breast cancer awareness.
One of the earliest acting credits of Rob Lowe was his TV film namely Thursday’s Child. He got the Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance as a supporting actor in the film. However, his real breaking role came to him in 1983 when he made his debut on a big-screen alongside Patrick Swayze and Emilio Estevez. Together they performed in the drama The Outsiders which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Rob Lowe was reunited with the actor Estevez to do another drama namely St. Elmo’s Fire. This cemented the status of the two actors as a prominent member of Brat Pack, a group of young actors.
Rob Lowe went on to make his appearance in About Last Night which was aired in 1986. He had another Brat Pack member named Demi Moore to perform in the show. He got a role in Square Dance in which he had to portray as a mentally disabled Rory. He won praise for his role and managed to win a nomination for Golden Globe Award for the second time. This time again the nomination was for the role of the Best Supporting Actor.
Rob Lowe didn’t stop at the TV dramas and decided to flex his muscles in the stage drama as well. He made his debut with Anton Chekhov’s dramas. The first drama was Chekhov’s masterpiece The Three Sisters which was being shown at The Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Rob Lowe played the character of Sam Seaborn in the TV series The West Wing. He managed to secure a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and two more Golden Globe Award Nominations for the Best Actor category in drama. When he left the show in 2003 after four years of work, he started working in The Lyon’s Den. He also was the executive producer of the show. However, the show was a big failure.
He once again made another series namely Dr. Vegas which also failed. He got back to the stage in 2005 and appeared in A Few Good Men as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee. The drama was being aired on London’s West End. His downward spiral continued with back to back flops. His flops in that period included View From the Top, Perfect Strangers, and The West Wing. However, he didn’t give up and kept struggling. Finally, he managed to get a string of successes as well in the genre of TV miniseries. He starred in Beach Girls and Salem’s Lot which stabilized his career, giving him much-needed support.
He made a comeback to television as a cast member of Parks and Recreation and managed to stay there between 2010 and 2015. The name of his character was Christ Traeger. Another series that he worked on was named as The Grinder. It went on air between 2016 and 2018.
The fall of Rob Lowe
In 1985, an article titled as Hollywood’s Brat Pack transformed the image of the pack into a negative one. The group of actors was being viewed as unprofessional. Estevez, Nelson, and Rob Lowe had to take most of the blame. The public image of Rob Lowe suffered another heavy blow when he got involved in the sex tape scandal. It was feared that his private life would overshadow his professional life but he managed to bounce back.
He killed the negative image and re-establish himself as a successful actor in a short amount of time. Salem’s Lot was labeled as the top-rated cable program of that summer.
Rob Lowe’s Net Worth
Rob Lowe has a net worth of $60 million. In 2005 he sold a home for $25 million to Peter Sterling. In the same year, they also bought a 3.4-acre property in Montecito, Ca. The house had an ocean-view. The couple spent around four years on building a 10,000 sq-feet home. However, the property was listed in 2018 for $47 million. A year later, they slashed the price to $42.5 million. His neighbors include Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah, and Jeff Bridges.