Chad Lowe Biography

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Chad Lowe Biography


Date of Birth: January 15, 1968

Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Chad Lowe moved with his brother (and future actor) Rob, lawyer father and novelist mother, to Los Angeles when he was nine-years-old. Living beside Martin Sheen, Lowe was encouraged to take up the art of acting by the famed actor.

Lowe decided to take Sheen's advice, and he soon acquired an agent and landed his first acting job - a role in the TV-movie docudrama Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac, just before his 16th birthday.

That same year, Lowe made his uncredited film debut in Oxford Blues (1984), and landed a regular role in the TV series Spencer.

After high school and a number of other television credits, he ventured off to New York to study drama. During his years of study, Lowe appeared in several stage productions including Grotesque Love Songs, and Huckleberry Finn.

Lowe returned to television in the late 80's playing a starring role in the telefilm April Morning, followed by work in a number of feature films.

He created a following in the early 90's with a three-year stint on the drama series Life Goes On, playing the AIDS sufferer Jesse McKenna.

The role also garnered him an Emmy in 1993.

Though his choice of feature film work has yet to make him a household name, he continued to make waves on the small screen with regular gigs on the popular series Melrose Place, and Now and Again, with guest roles on ER, Touched by an Angel and voicing Cosmic Boy in the animated series Superman.

Lowe's more notable film roles include Apprentice to Murder (1988), Nobody's Perfect (1989), Hallway to Hell (1992) and Siringo (1995).

Lowe married actress Hilary Swank in 1997, but they began divorce proceedings in 2006.


Red Betsy (2003)
The Audition(2000)
Suicide, the Comedy (1998)
Floating (1997)
The Others(1997)
Do Me a Favor (1997)
Quiet Days in Hollywood (1997)
Highway to Hell (1992)
Nobody's Perfect(1989)
True Blood (1989)
Apprentice to Murder (1988)
Oxford Blues (1984) (uncredited)


Actor Unfaithful (2002)