Lowe Was Baptized Into The Episcopal Church Though His Maternal Grandparents Were

Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe


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. Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church, though his maternal grandparents were Methodists. Lowe played the role of Sodapop Curtis, the brother of the main character Ponyboy Curtis (C. Thomas Howell) and Darrel Curtis (Patrick Swayze). Lowe and Estevez reunited in St. Elmo’s Fire, making them the two more prominent actors from the group known as the Brat Pack. When the show premiered, Seaborn was considered the lead, and the pilot centered on the character. During the final season of The West Wing, Lowe returned to his role of Sam Seaborn, appearing in two of the final four episodes. Although Lowe had expressed unhappiness about his decreased role on that show at the time of his departure, he has now repeatedly said that any animosity between them is over and that he was pleased to be working once more with Sorkin, whose talents as a writer Lowe highly regards. Lowe passed on the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd of Grey’s Anatomy, which eventually went to Patrick Dempsey.