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Seth Rogen, James Franco star in red-band 'Interview' trailer

Seth Rogen, James Franco star in red-band 'Interview' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Seth Rogen and James Franco star in a new, red-band trailer for "The Interview" replete with dirty jokes and a cameo by Rob Lowe.
Annie Martin
Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon are scheduled to take part in next month's Stand Up to Cancer fundraising telethon.
Karen Butler
Rob Lowe stars in new Shark Week promo for the Discovery Channel

Rob Lowe stars in new Shark Week promo for the Discovery Channel

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) --Rob Lowe plays the "King of Summer" in the Discovery Channel's latest promo for Shark Week 2014.
Veronica Linares
Rob Lowe, family, rescued from floods in France [PHOTOS]

Rob Lowe, family, rescued from floods in France [PHOTOS]

GRASSE, France, June 28 (UPI) --Rob Lowe and his family were rescued by firefighters from heavy floods at their vacation home in France.
Danielle Haynes
Rob Lowe talks being 'pretty' and politics

Rob Lowe talks being 'pretty' and politics

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe talks politics and says there is an "unbelievable bias" against good-looking people.
Annie Martin
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star in 'Sex Tape' trailer

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star in 'Sex Tape' trailer

April 1 (UPI) -- Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star as a couple who makes a sex tape in the upcoming film, "Sex Tape."
Veronica Linares
Rob Lowe celebrates 50th with AARP street art

Rob Lowe celebrates 50th with AARP street art

March 17 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe turns 50 on Monday.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 17, 2014.
By United Press International
'Killing Kennedy' premiere seen by 3.4 million

'Killing Kennedy' premiere seen by 3.4 million

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- About 3.4 million people tuned in for Sunday's premiere of "Killing Kennedy," starring Rob Lowe as U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Rob Lowe talks about preparing to play JFK

Rob Lowe talks about preparing to play JFK

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe says he worked hard to get the voice and look right for his portrayal of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the TV movie, "Killing Kennedy."
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon to be Emmys presenters

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- "Behind the Candelabra" co-stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are to be presenters at the Prime Time Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones leaving 'Parks and Recreation'

Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones leaving 'Parks and Recreation'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones, who play Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins, are to leave the Indiana-set sitcom "Parks and Recreation," People.com confirmed.
Will Rothhaar to play Lee Harvey Oswald in 'Killing Kennedy'

Will Rothhaar to play Lee Harvey Oswald in 'Killing Kennedy'

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Will Rothhaar is to play presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in National Geographic Channel's movie, "Killing Kennedy," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Rob Lowe to play President John F. Kennedy

Rob Lowe to play President John F. Kennedy

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe is to star as U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the 2-hour factual drama "Killing Kennedy," National Geographic announced Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 17, 2013
By United Press International
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Actor Rob Lowe discusses the benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Brody)
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Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe (pronounced /ˈrɒb ˈloʊ/; born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. Lowe came to prominence after appearing in films such as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., and St. Elmo's Fire. On Television, Lowe is known for his role as Sam Seaborn on The West Wing and his role as Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters. He currently appears as a main cast member of Parks and Recreation in the role of Chris Traeger.

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. He has a brother, actor Chad Lowe, and two step-siblings. Because of a virus during infancy, he is deaf in his right ear (he later played a deaf character in The Stand). Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church, though his maternal grandparents were Methodists. He was raised in a "traditional midwestern setting" in Dayton, Ohio, attending Oakwood Junior High School, before moving to the Westside of Los Angeles with his mother and brother. He attended Santa Monica High School, the same high school as fellow actors Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Chris Penn and Robert Downey Jr.

One of Lowe's earliest roles came in the 1983 TV movie Thursday's Child, for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries". Lowe made his film debut in Schoolboy Father, followed by Class. His breakthrough came in 1983, when he and Estevez were cast in The Outsiders, which remains one of his most famous roles. Lowe played the role of Sodapop, the brother of the main character Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) in the movie. Lowe and Estevez reunited in St. Elmo's Fire, making them the two more popular boys of the Brat Pack. He followed it up with About Last Night. He also received a second Golden Globe nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role as the mentally disabled Rory in Square Dance (1987).

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