Rob Lowe

by J.J. on July 29, 2013

Rob Lowe "Lies I Only Tell My Friends" Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles on April 29, 2011

Birth Name: Robert Hepler Lowe

Place of Birth: Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 17, 1964

Ethnicity: German (about half), along with English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish

Rob Lowe is an American actor. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a schoolteacher and native of Shelby County, Ohio, and Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer. His brother is actor Chad Lowe (Charles Davis Lowe II).

Ro is of approximately half German ancestry (both of his parents were of part German descent). Rob also has English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry.

Rob is married to Sheryl Berkoff, a make-up artist. Their children, Matthew Edward Lowe and John Owen Lowe, were raised in Sheryl’s Jewish faith.

Rob’s paternal grandfather was Robert Edward Lowe (the son of John Frank/Franklin/C. Lowe and Flora E. Nienaber). Rob’s grandfather Robert was born in Indiana. John was the son of James M. Lowe and Arminta/Mary. Flora was born in Indiana, to German parents, Henry Nienaber, from Oldenburg, and Philomena Linschmidt, from Prussia.

Rob’s paternal grandmother was Maurine Davis (the daughter of James Oliver Davis and Nell/Nellie/Nelle H. Rushen/Rusken/Ruskin). Maurine was born in California. James was the son of Newton M. Davis and Lucinda H. Bennett. Nell was the daughter of Mantford F. Rushen and Amanda Ellen Hoss.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Robert Monroe Hepler (the son of Oran William Hepler and Bessie Mae/May East). Rob’s grandfather Robert Hepler was born in Ohio. Oran was the son of Lewis Hepler and Sarah Ellen Alt, who were of German descent. Bessie was the daughter of Monroe M./Samuel East and Priscilla Alice Crider, who were both also of German origin.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Olive Grouver (the daughter of Harry Ford Grouver and Olive Marie Owen). Margaret was born in Ohio. Harry was the son of John J. Gruver, whose parents were German, and of Jane/Jennie Ellen Lilley. Rob’s great-grandmother Olive was the daughter of Griffith C. Owen and Melissa McFarlin.

Sources: Genealogies of Rob Lowe –

Genealogy of Rob Lowe (focusing on his father’s side) –

Rob’s paternal grandmother, Maurine Davis, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Ardor February 9, 2017 at 2:20 am

Unattractive as heck. But he’s really funny.

ashash October 1, 2015 at 12:58 am
ashash October 1, 2015 at 1:00 am

She was an adorable child!

ashash October 1, 2015 at 1:00 am

I meant to post that comment to Jessica Szohr’s page.

follers October 1, 2015 at 1:00 am

His sons had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

His younger son looks like Niall Horan. His children look more like Chad Lowe than Rob Lowe.

ashash October 1, 2015 at 1:17 am

LOL. Chad Lowe is their uncle and you’re insulting them since Chad is less attractive than Rob!

follers October 1, 2015 at 1:18 am

Well, I did say one looked like Niall Horan.

xoxo August 16, 2015 at 4:02 am

Needs to stay out of the tanning bed.

J.J. February 7, 2014 at 12:51 am

correction; his eyes are grey (light blue) and his hair is dark brown (brunet)

Tiffany December 8, 2013 at 2:53 am

Does this guy take estrogen pills? Jesus, he looks like a woman. Actually most men do nowadays. Never understood the attraction women had/have for him.

andrew July 29, 2013 at 5:39 am

wasnt enough just writing brown hair/blue eyes?

J.J. November 8, 2013 at 5:41 am

if we were to state generic colours on this website without stating specifics then we’d have to only use blue, green and brown eyes and get rid of all celebrity entries that state violet, grey, amber, hazel, dark brown eyes and then stating if hair is blonde, brown, red or black would then get rid of stating sandy or ash blonde or stating light or dark brown. So no I do not believe brown hair and blue eyes is enough

andrew December 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

he has blue eyes with brown (not dark) hair, get over it.

J.J. January 29, 2014 at 5:56 am

correction; no his eyes are grey (light blue) and his hair is dark brown (brunet), end of story.

andrew January 29, 2014 at 9:48 am


scott December 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I agree

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