An Evening with Rob Lowe
From iconic films like St. Elmo's Fire and Wayne's World to The West Wing and the hit NBC series Parks and Recreation, Rob Lowe's roles are indelibly imprinted into mainstream consciousness. His road to success was not an easy one and now he shares candid, funny and moving stories of his journey. In an industry known for rejection and superficiality, Lowe has successfully managed to stay relevant and versatile, all the while facing his personal challenges, overcoming his setbacks and finding his way through to the joy and peace of successful marriage and fatherhood. A passionate advocate for issues ranging from cancer awareness to the environment, Lowe is also an example of using one's platform to make a positive impact in the world.
Failure, Resilience and Recovery with Rob Lowe
Four decades in film, television and theater, two New York Times bestsellers, multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and a touring show - no one could accuse Rob Lowe of taking it easy, but his road to success was not an easy one. Now Rob shares candid, funny and moving stories of his journey, facing his personal challenges (he celebrates over 30 years of sobriety), and overcoming his setbacks along the way to inspire audiences to chase their dreams and goals.
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Standing Up to Cancer
When Rob Lowe's grandmother and mother died from breast cancer, and his father survived non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the award-winning actor knew he had to get involved and take a stand against cancer. In this presentation, Lowe talks about his experiences with the disease, his victories from the work he has been involved with in the fight against cancer, and the importance of continued work by everyone to support cancer survivors.
In this speech based on his book, Love Life, Rob Lowe uses stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love. Throughout this presentation, you will find yourself in the presence of a master raconteur, a multi-talented performer whose love for life is as intriguing as his love life. With rare candor and touching humor, Lowe shares the process of becoming a man, a husband, a friend, and a father.
Rob Lowe’s iconic career spans four decades in film, television and theater. He is also an acclaimed author. Rob has been nominated for two Emmys, six Golden Globes and four Screen Actors Guild Awards in which he won two. He has starred in the ‘80s classics St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night, and The Outsiders, as well as television classics such as The West Wing and Parks and Recreation. Rob’s incredibly diverse career also includes scene stealing work in Behind The Candelabra, Austin Powers, and Tommy Boy. His two memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, and Love Life, are both New York Times Bestsellers. He has taken his first memoir and made it into a touring show called Stories I Only Tell My Friends: Live! which has received rave reviews throughout the country and sold out in London.
Most recently, Rob directed and starred in a reimagining of the Oscar nominated classic, The Bad Seed. He Executive Produced and starred in Holiday In The Wild, which was one of the most downloaded movies of the year for Netflix. He also hosts the mental challenge competition series Mental Samurai on FOX. In 2019, Rob joined with Ryan Murphy to Executive Produce and star in the hit drama, 911 Lonestar, which begins its third season in January 2022 and is consistently one of the top rated shows in all of television.
In 2020 Rob launched his podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe, now on the second season. The irreverent yet thoughtful podcasts are conversations with the leaders in the world of entertainment like Oprah, Chris Pratt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Aniston and others. Rob launched another new podcast, Parks And Recollection, in 2021. Co-hosted with show runner Alan Yang, the podcast is a behind the scenes look at each episode of the celebrated comedy classic Parks And Recreation.
Lowe has been married to jewelry designer, Sheryl Lowe, since 1991. They have two sons, Matthew and Johnowen.