Actor, Author, and Philanthropist
Rob Lowe is an American film and television actor, author and philanthropist. Rob is most known for his film appearances in The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, Tommy Boy, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and his roles on a number of award-winning television shows as Sam Seaborn on The West Wing, Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters and Chris Traeger in Parks and Recreation. He most recently appeared in Sex Tape that released this past June and has a few projects in the works, including Beautiful and Twisted, Monster Trucks, Pocket Listing and Moonbeam City that are all scheduled for release this year and next. Rob added author to his credits with the release of his memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, in spring 2011. The book was an instant hit that remained on The New York Times top ten best sellers list for three consecutive weeks and made it onto GQ’s “Best 2011” book list. His follow-up memoir, Love Life, also a NY Times best seller, was released in April 2014. A dedicated philanthropist, Rob was the first male spokesperson for the Lee National Denim Day in 2000 – a fundraiser that has raised more than $91 million for breast cancer research. In June, Rob partnered with Genworth to promote the #LetsTalk Tour – a national research and education program to have conversations about a pressing issue confronting many Americans: how to plan and pay for long term care needs for our aging population. Raised in in Dayton, Ohio, Rob began his acting career at the age of eight in local television and theater productions, and grew after his family relocated to Los Angeles. Rob currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife, Sheryl, and two sons, Matthew and Johnowen.