THE INVENTION OF LYING
ROB LOWE (Brad Kessler) can currently be seen on the hit TV drama series "Brothers & Sisters," entering its fourth season this fall. For four seasons, Lowe starred in the critically acclaimed political drama series "The West Wing." During that time the show won a record four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama, and Lowe was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama, and received his third and fourth Golden Globe Award nods. Lowe and the outstanding ensemble cast were nominated three times for the Screen Actors GuildĀ® Award, winning twice.
Lowe most recently starred in the hit feature film satire "Thank You for Smoking." He made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders," and went on to star in other popular dramas such as "St. Elmo's Fire", "About Last Night..." and "Bad Influence," as well as the blockbuster comedies "Wayne's World" and "Tommy Boy." He re-teamed with "Wayne's World" star Mike Myers for all three "Austin Powers" films. Lowe's other feature film credits include "View from the Top," "Class," "The Hotel New Hampshire," "Oxford Blues," "Youngblood," "Square Dance," "Masquerade" and "Mulholland Falls."
He has also found success in such highly rated television miniseries as "Beach Girls," "Salem's Lot," "The Christmas Shoes" and "The Stand," and with the telefilms "Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming" and "A Perfect Day."
Lowe has also added producer, writer and director to his credits, producing and starring in the feature film "Frank & Jesse" and the TV series "The Lyon's Den" and "Dr. Vegas." He wrote and directed the short film "Desert's Edge," which debuted at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and the Los Angeles International Film Festival, and subsequently aired on Showtime.
In September of 2005, Lowe made his West End stage debut starring in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men," earning rave reviews at the Royal Haymarket Theatre in London. Additional theatre credits include the Broadway production of "Little Hotel on the Side" and "Three Sisters."
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Lowe began his acting career at the age of eight in local television and theatre. After his family relocated to Los Angeles, he began his national acting career at the age of 15, starring in the television series "A New Kind of Family."
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