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