The American actress Carey Lowell is currently enjoying the fame and recognition that comes with being a super star actress in Hollywood. Having carved a niche for herself through her relentless efforts in various television shows, the former model now enjoys good earnings from the entertainment industry, all thanks to her over three decades-long experience. Currently, she is said to be enjoying as much as $6 million in net worth.
Carey Lowell has acted in notable TV series like Law and Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Empire Falls, and 007 Legends, to mention a few. Here is more about the actress.
Carey Lowell Biography
Born on February 11, 1961, in New York’s town of Huntington, the White American with American nationality was raised in Huston, Texas but she spent much of her childhood years in places like Libya, France and Netherland. Carey is the only child of her parents and her father whose name is James David, is a geologist. Details about her mother are not available.
As per her educational background, the beautiful actress has not revealed details of where she had her early educated, but according to information gathered, she was a student at the University of Colorado’s faculty of literature before she moved to New York to pursue a modeling career.
Since the inception of her modeling career, Lowell has worked with notable fashion designers like Calvin Kelin and Ralph Lauren in commercials and ads. While modeling, Lowell did not abandon her education. Instead, she joined the New York University and Manhattan’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater to learn more about acting which was her next career big break.
Lowell’s first acting role was in the 1986 action thriller film, Dangerously Close (1986) where she acted as Julie. It was followed by her role as a fashion model in the comedy film, Club Paradise (1986). Her third movie role came in 1987 when she played Maxine in 1987’s Down Twisted. Several other films like Me and Him (1988), Licence to Kill (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Fierce Creatures (1997), and C Street (2016), followed in subsequent years so that with each movie, more fans got glued to Lowell’s master acts.
By 1991, the series came calling for a peice of Carey Lowell with her debut in the romantic comedy, Road to Ruin, where she acted as Jessie Tailor. Others like 007 Legends, Empire Falls followed in a long line. Her latest TV role as at 2018, is in Bull where she acted as Marina DeMarte in an episode of the third season titled “Fool Me Twice”. Her major breakthrough with series, however, is in the 1996-2001-aired police procedural and legal drama series, Law and Order and Homicide: Life on the Street where she appeared as Jamie Ross.
Even though she is yet to receive an award for her roles in both movies and TV series, there is no doubt that her over three-decades-long career in the entertainment industry has earned her a good reputation and financial reward.
Carey Lowell’s Ex-Spouse – Richard Gere
Carey may have had a very successful career in the entertainment industry but the same cannot be said for her marital life. The 5 feet 11 inches tall star actress has been married thrice and has also divorced three times with actor Richard Gere being her most recent. Lowell married Richard Gere in 2002 after a long relationship that took off in 1995. The two reportedly knew each other from way back in 1989 when Lowell starred in the British spy film, License to Kill. The two got attracted to each other, dated for a good while and decided to settle down together as husband and wife.
At the time, Gere was married to American actress and model, Cindy Crawford, but soon divorced her and hooked up with Lowell. Prior to his marriage with Lowell, the two welcomed their first child, Homer James Jigme Gere, on February 6 2000. Their wedding ceremony, which took place in November 2002, had friends, family and top dignitaries from the entertainment industry in attendance.
However, the duo separated in 2012 citing irreconcilable differences. Sources, however, have it that Lowell’s choice of baring her private life with her social followers which is against Gere’s choice for a peaceful and quiet lifestyle as a devout Buddhist was mainly behind their breakup. Their divorce which was legally finalised in October 2016 saw Lowell walk away with a fortune of $120m in settlement from Gere’s $250 million assets.
Before Gere, Carey Lowell was married to famous American actor, producer and director, Griffin Dunne. They got married in 1989 and welcomed their daughter, Hannah Dunne, on April 12, 1990. Hannah is now a well-known American actress and model with the Amazon.com TV series Mozart in the Jungle being among her most notable films. In 1995, their marriage of seven years fell apart and the two headed to court to legalize their separation.
Lowell’s first marriage was with fashion photographer John Stember, in a ceremony that took place on May 1, 1984. But, on September 27th, 1988, four years into their marriage, the two parted ways. Presently, Carey Lowell is single but in a relationship with Tom Freston a former Viacom CEO. The two have been spotted together on different occasions but it is still not clear if their relationship will end up in marriage.