Rob Lowe started as a teen idol through movies like The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, St. Elmo's Fire and About Last night. Today, the actor is aged 54 and he is better known for his role in the small screen. He has given his acting skills to some of the best shows that television has to offer.
Rob's success to be a major movie star may have faded with time, but his figure in the world of TV is still strong. Over the course of his time in the Hollywood, he has managed to stay a household name through his many roles in different TV shows. Let us find out more about how the star is doing in his life these days.
Career From Silver Screen to TV
Lowe's career in Hollywood began with his role in the 1983 TV film Thursday's Child. He received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a series through his role in Thursday's Child.
Likewise, Lowe and Emilio Estevez were cast for Ford Coppola's The Outsiders, which was his first breakthrough role in the silver screen. He has also starred alongside Demi Moore in movies like St. Elmo's Fire and About Last Night.
Lowe portrayed a mentally disabled character Rory in the movie Square Dance for which he received his second Golden Globe Award nomination. Despite having nominated twice for a Golden Globe, his role in the big movies started to decline.
The main reason for his career decline was his leaked sex tape which became the subject of controversy and the reason for the destruction of Lowe's career. Following the scandal, his work on the big screen drastically decreased.
Lowe may have hit rock bottom with his controversy, but he stayed strong and was able to rebound from his fall. He has found more success in TV since his downfall and has been more popular as well. His roles in the TV shows such as The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters and NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation are his well-known works.
Lowe's recent work includes TV shows like Code Black and The Lowe Files. He is also the voice actor of the Disney animation The Lion Guard which is currently ongoing. Lowe has been trying roles in different movies but has not been able to land a major role like on his glory days.
Lowe's Earnings and Net Worth
Lowe is a versatile actor and a wise investor as well. His net worth is estimated to be $30 million.
The actor used to earn €75,000 per episode from his role in The West Wing and played in a total of 80 episodes of the show. His time in parks and recreation was also a successful one. The star of the show Amy Poehler was reported to make $200,000 per episode.
Lowe has had substantial property holdings over the years. He has been buying and selling houses worth millions of dollars in the past. He built a house near Santa Barbara which was also featured in the Architectural Digest magazine. Further, he owns a house in Southern California which spreads over 65-acres.
In 2009, Lowe sold his Montecito, California, house for $7.6 million. Similarly, he sold his Santa Barbara mansion for $5.9 million. The house covers 2082 square feet and consists of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Awards and Achievements
Lowe has had his share in the spotlight and over the course of his career, he has been nominated six times for the Golden Globe awards.
He won the Screen Actors Guild Awards consecutively in 2001 and 2002 as the ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series' category for his role in The West Wing. In 2000, the People Magazine enlisted him as the ‘50 Most Beautiful People in the World.’