Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church. His ancestor was fighting under the command of Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall and was captured at the American victory at Trenton, New Jersey , on the morning of December 26, Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.
Lowe and Estevez reunited in St. Elmo's Fire , making them the two more prominent actors from the group known as the Brat Pack. Lowe was drawn to the role because of his personal love of politics, and his longstanding personal relationship with Martin Sheen , who was cast as President Bartlet. When the show premiered, Seaborn was considered the lead, and the pilot centered on the character. Lowe and series creator Aaron Sorkin soon found themselves at odds over the network's meddling with the show, most notably the network demanding changes in the Sam Seaborn character.
During the final season of The West Wing, Lowe returned to his role of Sam Seaborn, appearing in two of the final four episodes. In , Lowe appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and stated that he left the show because he did not feel he was being respected, when the other lead characters received a raise and he did not.
In , he tried again in a series entitled Dr. Vegas , but it also was quickly cancelled. Although Lowe had expressed unhappiness about his decreased role on that show at the time of his departure, he has now repeatedly said that any animosity between them is over and that he was pleased to be working once more with Sorkin, whose talents as a writer Lowe highly regards.
Lowe passed on the role of Dr. The year marked his return to this genre; he had appeared in 's The Stand , based on Stephen King 's book of the same name. In Lowe starred in the TNT remake of the Stephen King miniseries Salem's Lot which was the highest rated cable program of that summer and the highest ratings TNT original programming had at the time.
In Lowe starred in the miniseries Beach Girls on the Lifetime network, based on the Luanne Rice novel of the same name. The series premiere received the highest ratings for a movie premiere in Lifetime history. In that same year, Lowe filmed his role as a movie agent in the independent film Thank You for Smoking. That same year, Lowe filmed Stir of Echoes: In January , ABC announced that Lowe would be staying on Brothers and Sisters as a "special guest star" for the rest of Season 1 after Lowe's initial appearance on the show in November brought the best ratings and demographic showing for the show since its premiere.
He continued to appear in the series until the end of the —10 season. Unhappy with the stories and his lack of screen time in the fourth season, Lowe announced he would leave. In an episode broadcast on May 16, , his character was part of a multi-vehicle crash involving a large truck and was put into a coma , the storyline was wrapped up in the first episode of the fifth season; Lowe did not appear in the episode.
Lowe has also appeared in a televised advertisement for 'Visit California', along with other celebrities including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the advertisement campaign, he was usually pictured in a white tee-shirt printed with the California state flag.
Where Are They Now? Lowe is currently teaming up with 44 Blue to produce a reality series entitled Potomac Fever about young adults living in Washington, D. Lowe featured as the troubled but in-demand actor Eddie Nero — a character based upon "about ten people", according to Lowe  but somewhat contradicted by sources at Showtime itself  — employed to portray Hank in a film version of his book, Fucking and Punching.
In , Lowe wrote a second book titled Love Life, which was released in April that year. He uses stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love. In , Lowe starred in a pilot for the single-camera comedy The Pro as Ben Bertrahm, a former professional tennis player.
The Last Great Decade? Commercials featuring Lowe contrast him with some alternate, less appealing form of Lowe, who instead has cable. The line features a collection of five antiaging products specially formulated for men. It is currently sold at Nordstrom stores and online.
With the exception of the hour-long pilot, the series features minute road trips with the Lowe boys, and occasional TV guest stars known in the field, investigating common urban myths and legends that Rob has loved since he was a young boy and has shared with his boys throughout their growth, sometimes to the frustration of the boys' mom and Lowe's wife, Sheryl.
The series debuted on August 2, They met twice, once at a speed dating session, and again on the set of Lowe's movie, Bad Influence. Matthew Edward Lowe b. Sex tape[ edit ] In , Lowe was involved in a sex scandal over a videotape of him having sex with a year-old girl he met in a nightclub.
As the age of consent in Georgia was 14 at the time until when it was raised to 16 , both were of legal age to engage in sexual activity, although 18 was the legal age to be involved in such a recording. This part of the original tape was sold as one of the first commercially available celebrity sex tapes , damaging Lowe's public image.
Another former nanny was accused of falsely claiming to have had a personal and intimate relationship with Lowe, and also repeatedly expressing romantic interest in Lowe, claiming Lowe sexually harassed her and that Sheryl Lowe was an abusive employer. Rob Lowe claimed a former chef engaged in sex on their bed when the family was out of town, stole prescription drugs from the Lowes, broke several security cameras, overcharged them for food, and allegedly made statements to various people that Sheryl was heartless, cold and unclean.
On June 19, , Santa Barbara, California , Superior Court Judge Denise de Bellefeuille dismissed two allegations regarding labor-code violations due to lack of legal basis. Attorneys for both women and Lowe sought the dismissals. His grandmother and great-grandmother both suffered from breast cancer, and his mother died of the disease in late