Rob Lowe is an American film and television actor. The popular actor has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He became a household name during the 1980s, and is also popular for playing impressive characters in television shows “The West Wing” and “Parks and Recreation”.
Robert Hepler Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on March 17, 1964. His mother was a teacher, and his father worked as a trial lawyer. He has a younger brother, Chad. The actor was baptized into the Episcopal Church, and he spent his early life in Dayton, Ohio. He attended Oakwood Junior High School and completed his high school from there. After his parents got a divorce Lowe moved to live with his brother and mother in Malibu, California.
Lowe became famous in the early 80s and his earliest acting credits happened in1983. He made his debut in the television film “Thursday’s Child” which made him a household name. For his performance in the Television film, the actor received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the Best Supporting Actors in a Television Film.
The role that made him extremely popular was his appearance in 1983, big-screen debut where he played an important character alongside Emilio Estevez and Patrick Swayze in the drama “The Outsiders”, which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Lowe made a comeback with Estevez in another youth drama, “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985). He also starred in “About Last Night” (1986) with Brat Pat and Demi Moore. He portrayed the role of mentally disabled Rory in “Square Dance” (1987), and received a Golden Globe Award nomination, for the Best Supporting Actor.
He has appeared in films like
- “The Invention of Lying” (2009)
- “Knife Fight” (2012)
- “Sex Tape” (2014)
- “Monster Trucks” (2016)
- “Holiday in the Wild (2019)
- “Prosecuting Casey Anthony” (2013)
- “Killing Kennedy” (2013)
- “Beautiful & Twisted” (2015),
- “The Bad Seed” (2018).
Lowe met Sheryl Berkoff on a blind date in 1983, and then later met her on the filming set of “Bad Influence”. They got married in 1991, and the couple has two sons together.
Lowe’s mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother suffered from breast cancer. His mother passed away from Cancer in late 2003. That is the reason why he is an advocate for breast cancer awareness
In 2005 Rob and Sheryl sold their home in Montecito, Ca for a whopping $25 million. They sold the mansion to an education billionaire Peter Sterling.
That same year the couple paid a hefty amount and bought a 3.4-acre ocean-view property which was a few minutes away from their previous home. They built the house for four years and built a 10,000 square-foot custom home. The husband and wife couple sold this house for $42.5 million. The neighbors who lived near the house include Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jeff Bridges.
On October 1, 2020, it was confirmed that Lowe has sold the house. He sold the house for $45.5 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, he sold the house to the tycoon Jack McGinley and his wife Julie.