Rob Lowe became famous after appearing in a string of popular movies that included other members of the brat pack, the most notable being St. Elmo's Fire.
Lowe was involved in a scandal in 1988 after a videotape of him surfaced showing him having sex with two women; one under the age of consent. Lowe met the two young women in a bar in Atlanta, Georgia. He claimed that he was unaware that one was underage and that he was reasonable in assuming that somebody he met in a bar was of legal age. He was sentenced to a token 20 hours of community service for the offence.
He is perhaps best known for playing Sam Seaborn in the television show The West Wing and has also made an apperance in The Simpsons. He stars in, and is executive producer of, the freshman NBC drama The Lyon's Den.