Rob Lowe stars in "Parks and Recreation" on NBC as Chris Traeger.

Lowe can also be seen in HBO's movie "Behind the Candelabra," starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and directed by Steven Soderbergh. In addition, Lowe's recent television work includes a recurring role on Showtime's "Californication," in which he played unpredictable megawatt movie star Eddie Nero. Lowe also starred as Senator Robert McCallister on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters."

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Rob Lowe began his acting career at the age of eight in local television and theater. After his family relocated to Los Angeles, he began his national acting career starring in the ABC television series "A New Kind of Family."

For four seasons Lowe starred as Sam Seaborn on the hit NBC drama "The West Wing." During that time the show won a record four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama. He was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Emmy, as well as for his third and fourth Golden Globe Awards. He was nominated three times for the Screen Actors Guild Award, winning twice.

In 2006 Lowe starred in the hit satire "Thank You for Smoking," his hilarious portrayal of a kimono-wearing, Zen-like Hollywood agent garnering him rave reviews. At the end of 2006 he starred in the TNT movie "A Perfect Day."

In September 2005, Lowe made his West End debut starring in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men" to rave reviews at the Royal Haymarket Theatre in London. Additional theater credits include the Broadway production of "Little Hotel on the Side" and "Three Sisters," with Lowe playing Tuzenbach.

Lowe made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders," and went on to star in such popular dramas as "St. Elmo's Fire," "About Last Night" and "Bad Influence," as well as the blockbuster comedies "Wayne's World" and "Tommy Boy." After "Wayne's World," Lowe re-teamed with Myers in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." Other feature film credits include "A View from the Top," "Class," "The Hotel New Hampshire," "Oxford Blues," "Youngblood," "Square Dance," "Masquerade" and "Mulholland Falls."

Lowe has also been successful with highly rated television miniseries such as "Beach Girls" for Lifetime, "Salem's Lot" for TNT, "The Christmas Shoes" for CBS and "The Stand" for ABC. In addition, he has added producer, writer and director to his credits: In 1994 he produced and starred in the film "Frank and Jesse" for Trimark Pictures. For television he produced the NBC series "The Lyon's Den" and the CBS series "Dr. Vegas." He also wrote and directed the short film "Desert's Edge," which debuted at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and the Los Angeles International Film Festival. The film subsequently aired on Showtime in 1997.

Lowe, his wife and their two sons currently reside in California.

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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: March 17, 1964
Height: 5' 11"
Full Name / Real Name: Robert Hepler Lowe
Birthplace: Charlottesville, VA
Wife: Sheryl Berkoff (7/22/1991, 2 children)

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Rob Lowe and His Sons to Star in 'The Lowe Files' — Due this summer, the new A&E reality series will follow them as they travel through the country to explore infamous unsolved mysteries, a curiosity that Rob has had since his early childhood days and has now been passed down to his boys. Read more...
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Emmy Awards 2015 Winners — "Game of Thrones" takes home a grand total of 12 awards, including best drama, while "Olive Kitteridge" lands 8, including best limited series, and "Veep" tallies 5, including best comedy. Read more...

MTV Orders 6 New Series — The newcomers include scripted series "Underemployed" and "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous," as well as the reality series "Catfish," "Hoods," "Wait Till Next Year" and "Wake Brothers." Read more...
Primetime Emmy 2011 Nominations — "Mildred Pierce" earns the most nods, followed by "Mad Men," "Boardwalk Empire," "Modern Family," "Saturday Night Life," "Game of Thrones," "30 Rock" and "Glee." Read more...
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