Rob Lowe is an award-winning American movie star, as well as a film producer and director, famously known for his role in blockbuster movies and TV shows like The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, Code Black, The Outsiders, and About Last Night…, etc. Coming from a lineage of stars, Rob made his first film appearance in 1979, at the age of 15, and since then, he has gone on to establish himself as one of the prominent stars in Hollywood.
With his career spanning over four decades, Rob has accumulated tremendous wealth and equally received several awards and recognition for his excellent acting prowess. Beyond that, he is also a married man and a doting father of two children.
How Much Rob Lowe Has Made From His Works In The Film Industry
Without a doubt, Rob Lowe has become a household name in the American movie industry following his works as an actor, writer, director, and producer. The actor has starred in several commercially successful movies and TV shows mostly in the 1980s when he was a teen idol. They include the 1986 romantic comedy-drama film, About Last Night, which grossed $38.7 million on a production budget of $8.5 million, as well as St. Elmo’s Fire, Oxford Blues, The Outsiders, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Super Troopers 2 and How To Be a Latin Lover.
In addition to his acting stints, he also doubles as a film producer and director and has got a few hit movies and series under his belt. Some of them include Frank & Jesse, The Lyon’s Den, Beautiful & Twisted, The Grinder, The Lowe Files, The Bad Seed, Holiday in the Wild, and 9-1-1: Lone Star. That said, the actor has accumulated a net worth of $60 million since the inception of his career. Going by his current pace, this figure is set to increase in the future.
Lowe mostly bolstered the money he earned from his illustrious career through his long-stay on several TV series. He featured in eighty episodes of The West Wing from 1999-2003 and 2006, during which he earned a salary of over $70,000 per episode. He equally appeared in 77 episodes of Parks and Recreation, 76 episodes of Brothers & Sisters, 29 episodes of Code Black, 23 episodes of the animated series The Lion Guard, and 22 episodes of The Grinder.
Throughout his career, the hunk director has featured in over 90 films and TV series and has earned many accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His Other Sources Of Income
Rob Lowe is a multi-talented man who has plied his trade in a plethora of careers. As an author, he released his first publication in the year 2011, an autobiography entitled “Stories I Only Tell My Friends.” Three years later, he penned down his second book, “Love Life.”
The Salem’s Lot star has also worked as a brand ambassador, having been associated with notable brands such as KFC, DirectTV, and Atkins Nutritionals over the past years. In 2015, he established men’s skincare product line called Profile with its collection, including a moisturizer, an aftershave serum, a cleanser, an eye serum, and a shave gel. These products are currently available at Nordstrom stores and are sold within the price range of $24.50-$59.50. Rob Lowe additionally founded a fragrance product line known as 18 Amber Wood in the year 2016.
Asides being a businessman, the multiple-award-winning actor is also into real estate. In 2005, he earned $25 million from the sales of his home in Montecito, California, and afterward, he purchased a 3.4-acre ocean-view property in the same area the same year. After spending four years constructing a luxury 10,000 square-foot mansion on the property, he and his wife, Sheryl listed the custom home for $47 million in 2018, and subsequently, cut down the price to $42.5 million in the next year. More so, in 2012, the Hollywood star cashed in $5.9 million from the sales of his Santa Barbara home.
Lowe Has Been Married For Over 25 Years
Regarding his love life and relationships, Rob Lowe is known to have dated eminent actresses in Hollywood such as Winona Ryder and Melissa Gilbert. He even proposed to Melissa in 1986 after dating for several years, but the engagement was eventually called off as he wasn’t ready to give marriage a shot at the time. Though the actor never believed in monogamy, he has managed to build a long-term marital relationship with his wife, Sheryl Berkoff.
The two got acquainted for the first time on a blind date in 1983 when Sheryl was introduced to Lowe by his friend and St. Elmo’s Fire co-star, Emilio Estevez, whom she had previously dated. The pair subsequently lost contact and was later brought together by fate in the year 1990, when Sheryl Berkoff was the makeup artist on the set of Bad Influence, which starred Rob Lowe. Soon after, they began dating, and on July 22nd, 1991, they exchanged marital vows.
Two years later, the couple welcomed their first son, Matthew Edward Lowe, on September 24th, followed by the birth of their second son, John Owen Lowe, on November 6th, 1995. Before marrying Sheryl, the film producer was struggling with alcoholism, but through the help of his spouse, he entered rehab and has remained sober for over 25 years now. Despite Lowe being two years younger than his wife, the lovely couple still only have eyes for each other till date. They have been enjoying a blissful married life and have been together for over two decades and counting.
Amazing Facts About His Wife And Kids
Rob Lowe’s wife, Sheryl is a talented makeup artist and entrepreneur. Born on the 20th day of June 1961, she was raised in Los Angeles, California. She serves as the founder of a jewelry company called Sheryl Lowe Jewelry. She also launched Mr. Lowe, a collaboration collection with her husband. Working as a makeup artist, she has been credited with movies such as Frankie and Johnny, Renegades, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Eve of Destruction.
Coming to his kids, the actor’s sons have followed in his footsteps by gaining a few acting credits to their names. Lowe’s eldest son, Matthew, has appeared as himself in the TV show, The Lowe’s Files (2017), which also featured his dad and younger brother. He graduated from Duke University in the year 2016. John, on the other hand, is a graduate of Stanford University and has made appearances in A Canine Affair (2014), The Grinder (2015-16), Holiday in the Wild (2019), and 9-1-1: Lone Star (2020).
Meet The Family Members Of The Movie Star
Rob Lowe was born into an average American family. He was raised along with his younger brother named Chad by his parents, Charles “Chuck” Lowe and Barbara Lynn Wilson. His mom worked as a teacher while his dad is a trial lawyer. Sadly, Barbara died after a long battle with breast cancer in 2003 at the age of 64.
Rob and his brother didn’t have a stable childhood as their parents divorced and remarried when they were very young. As a result, Rob and Chad have two half-siblings, brothers named Micah Dyer and Justin W. Lowe. Interestingly, the two are also active in the film industry, and below are more details about Rob Lowe’s family members.
Just like Rob, his brother Chad also established himself as an actor, director, and producer in Hollywood. He is renowned for his role in films such as Melrose Place, ER, Now and Again, and Life Goes On, for which he won an Emmy for the Best Supporting actor. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, the United States on January 15th, 1968, and completed his high school education from St. Monica High School.
Kicking off his acting career in the 1980s, Chad has garnered more than forty acting credits to his name. They include Touched by an Angel (1998), The Wild Thornberrys (1999-2000), Young Justice (2011-13), and Supergirl (2017-18). He has served as the director and producer of Law & Order Special Victims Unit, Bones, Brother & Sisters, Pretty Little Liars, Life in Pieces, Celebrity Charades, Beautiful Ohio, The Flash and 9-1-1: Lone Star. Beyond receiving a Primetime Emmy Award, Chad Lowe has also received Viewers for Quality Television Award and Sarasota Film Festival Award.
Micah Dyer is an actor and producer who was born in Dayton, Ohio, United States. He is Rob Lowe’s half brother from his mother’s side. As an actor, he has featured in Lowe’s films titled Frank & Jesse (1994) and Desert’s Edge (1997), and equally TV series such as Crime & Punishment (1993), The Golden Palace (1993), Sweet Justice (1994), ABC After-school Specials (1995) and Claire-ity (2020).
More so, his production credits include Possessed Possession (2005), Project Runway (2007-08), Leave It to Lamas (2009), The Bachelorette (2009-13), and The Bachelor (2009-10, 2011, 2014).
Justin W. Lowe
Justin W. Lowe is a writer and cinematographer who is best recognized for his works in The Ride (2009), The Dandy Warhols Live From the Satyricon (2010), and Fugue (2012). He was born to Rob Lowe’s father on January 28th, 1990, in Harrisonville, Missouri, United States. Justin has further worked as an assistant cameraman in movies like La Dama (2010), as well as a camera operator in Darling (2012). Additionally, he served as a production assistant in Red Wing (2013).
Rob Was Once A Victim Of A Sex Tape Scandal
In 1988, a videotape of the Wild Bill actor having an intimate relationship with a 16-year old girl he got acquainted with at a nightclub was released. Although the age of consent for sexual activity in Georgia was 14 years then, the sex tape caused a decline in Rob Lowe’s acting career for a few years.
As if that wasn’t enough, another part of the tape, which showed where Lowe and Justin Morritt were engaging in sexual relations with a young model named Jennifer in a hotel in Paris, was subsequently leaked, and it became one of the first celebrity sex tapes to be made commercially available. As a result, the reputation of the talented actor was hugely damaged, but he has managed to pick himself up from the scandal and has since built a lasting career in Hollywood.