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Rob Lowe

Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe (pronounced /ˈrɒb ˈloʊ/; born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. Lowe came to prominence after appearing in films such as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., and St. Elmo's Fire. In television Lowe is best known for his role as Sam Seaborn on The West Wing and his role as Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters. He currently appears as a main cast member of Parks and Recreation in the role of Chris Traeger. Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Barbara K. (née Hepler), a teacher, and Charles D. Lowe, a trial lawyer; his parents divorced when Lowe was young. He has a brother, actor Chad Lowe, and two step-siblings. Because of a virus during infancy, he is deaf in his right ear (he later played a deaf character in The Stand). Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church, though his maternal grandparents were Methodists. He was raised in a "traditional midwestern setting" in Dayton, Ohio, attending Oakwood Junior High School, before moving to the Westside of Los Angeles with his mother and brother. He attended Santa Monica High School, the same high school as fellow actors Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen and Sean Penn.

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Golden Globe Parties -- Why So Serious?

Golden Globe Parties
Why So Serious?

We got a bunch of stars who were doing some pretty serious pre-Golden Globe partying, but it seems they all made a pact --- mum's the word.Lots of stars were partying at Chateau Marmont and… READ MORE >

Rob Lowe -- Behind the ... Lucille Bluth?

Rob Lowe
Behind the ... Lucille Bluth?

Here's Rob Lowe as Liberace's age-defying plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Startz in the HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra" (left) -- and Jessica Walter as family matriarch Lucille Bluth on the cult TV… READ MORE >

- 326 days ago
Rob Lowe -- You're Gonna Dig My Casey Anthony Movie

Rob Lowe
You're Gonna Dig My Casey Anthony Movie

Rob Lowe is getting ready to re-try Casey Anthony ... in an upcoming movie about the infamous murder case ... and the actor tells TMZ he's VERY confident people are "gonna dig it."Lowe was in… READ MORE >

- 697 days ago
Rob Lowe -- There's No Replacing Regis Philbin

Rob Lowe
There's No Replacing Regis!

Our photog asked Rob Lowe straight up yesterday at LAX -- would he be interested in taking over Regis Philbin's chair next to Kelly Ripa -- and he certainly didn't give us a straight… READ MORE >

- 833 days ago
ABC Interested in Rob Lowe as Regis' Replacement on 'Live' With Kelly Ripa

Rob Lowe
ABC Eyeing Him to Replace Reeg On 'Live' With Kelly Ripa

Rob Lowe could be Regis Philbin's replacement ... if ABC has its way.Lowe just finished a two-day stint, guest hosting with Kelly Ripa and an ABC source says the honchos "loved the chemistry… READ MORE >

- 834 days ago
Rob Lowe vs. John Stamos: Who'd You Rather?

Rob Lowe vs. John Stamos
Who'd You Rather?

Ageless TV hunks Rob Lowe, 47, and John Stamos, 48, seem to get better and better looking with each passing day.Question is ... More Who'd You Rather? Martha Stewart vs. Sigourney Weaver Amanda… READ MORE >

- 919 days ago
Rob Lowe -- Doggy-Style Rescue Mission

Rob Lowe
Doggy-Style Rescue Mission

Rob Lowe is saving lives -- doggy lives.Sources close to the actor tell TMZ -- Rob, his brother Chad, and his son Matthew have been volunteering with OneDogRescue.org for the past six months ...… READ MORE >

- 945 days ago
Rob Lowe -- All Smiles After Death of Osama

Rob Lowe -- All Smiles After Death of Osama

Rob Lowe celebrated with a few New York City firefighters in Times Square last night after President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. Great night.  READ MORE >

- 1083 days ago
Chuck Lorre: Rob Lowe's An Interesting Replacement!

Chuck Lorre: Rob Lowe's An Interesting Replacement!

"Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre has had meetings about producing "Two and a Half Men" without Charlie Sheen, and Chuck's people have been talking to Rob Lowe, TMZ has learned.Sources… READ MORE >

- 1138 days ago
Rob vs. Jeremy vs. Thomas: Who'd You Rather?

Rob vs. Jeremy vs. Thomas
Who'd You Rather?

Rob Lowe, 46, Jeremy Piven, 45, and Thomas Jane, 41, joined forces to promote their new flick "I Melt With You" at the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday.  Question is ...   READ MORE >

- 1177 days ago

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