Rob Lowe is an American actor, who starred in movies like The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night; and became a teen idol in the 1980s. Later his career in films ebbed, and he turned towards television. He became a successful TV star after starring in TV series and films like The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters and Parks and Recreation. Let us find out the net worth of Rob Lowe in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Rob lowe’s full name is Robert Hepler Lowe. He was born on 17th March 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is of German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent. His father Charles Davis Lowe was a lawyer and mother Barbara Lynn was a schoolteacher. His parent divorced when he was a child.
He grew up in Dayton, Ohio and attended the Oakwood Junior High School. His mother along with his young brother moved to California, where he attended the Santa Monica High School and became friends with Charlie Sheen.
Lowe met Sheryl Berkoff on a speed dating session and later on the sets of his film. He married her in 1991. The couple has two sons, Matthew Edward Lowe and John Owen Lowe. Rob Lowe’s younger brother Chad Lowe is also an actor, director, and producer.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Lowe got his acting break in 1983 with the TV film Thursday’s Child. He received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His big break came with Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders, in which he played the brother of the main characters. This film also starred Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. He then starred in St. Elmo’s Fire. He worked with Demi Moore again in About Last Night. His next film Square Dance in 1987 got him his second nomination for Golden Globe Award.
Due to the paucity of roles in Hollywood, he turned towards television. From 1999 to 2003, he starred as Sam Seaborn in the television series The West Wing. For his performance, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
He also starred in TV drama The Lyon’s Den and miniseries Salem’ Lot and Beach Girls. He also worked in Thank You for Smoking, The Perfect Day and Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming. In 2006, he joined the cast of Brothers & Sisters which went on for four seasons, till 2009-10.
Then he had a four-year run from 2010 to 2014, as Chris Traeger on the NBC’s Parks and Recreation. In 2015, Lowe gave his voice to the character Simba in the Disney film and series The Lion Guard.
Since 2015, he has been starring as Dr Ethan Willis on the CBS medical drama Code Black. Since August 2017, he has been appearing in the reality series The Lowe Files with his sons, Matthew and John.
In all Lowe has six Golden Globe Award nominations. He has also been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in December 2015. He has also helped raise millions of dollars for breast cancer research and education.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Rob Lowe has been in the limelight for over three decades. It is said that during the making of West Wing he was paid $100,000 per episode. He also launched a men’s skin care products range called Profile in 2015. It sells well in stores as well as online. In 2016, he also launched men perfume line called 18 Amber Wood. He has also written two books; Stories I Only Tell My Friends in 2011 and Love life in 2014. He has also worked in several ad campaigns, the most notable being that for KFC in 2017. His net worth from all sources of income is estimated to be in excess of $70 million.
Rob Lowe has reinvented himself time and again. He has survived such a competitive industry of show business for three decades despite lots of criticism and scandals and is still going strong. An actor who started his career in 1983 and today has worked on-screen with his two sons. It speaks a lot about his grit and determination.