John Owen Lowe – Rob Lowe’s son: Bio, Age, Family

John Owen Lowe, also known as Johnny Lowe, is an American writer, producer, and actor who has followed his father’s footsteps into the entertainment industry.

He is credited as the creator of the “Unstable” series, where he co-stars alongside his father, Rob Lowe. In this film, he skillfully portrays Jackson Dragon, the socially challenged son of Ellis Dragon (played by Rob Lowe), compelled to navigate the complexities of working for his father’s company.

Profile Summary

Full NameJohn Owen Lowe
NicknameJohnny Lowe
BirthdateNovember 6, 1995
Age28 years old
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
ParentsSheryl Berkoff (Mother), Rob Lowe (Father)
EducationBachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, and Society (Stanford University, 2018)
CareerWriter, Producer, Actor
Personal ChallengesFaced addiction issues, sought help in rehab, and has been sober for five years.
HobbiesEnjoys working out and playing the piano.
ResidenceSherman Oaks, California
FatherRob Lowe
MotherSheryl Berkoff
BrotherMatthew Edward Lowe
UncleChad Lowe
GrandfatherBarbara Hepler
Grandfather (maternal)Marving Berkoff
GrandmotherMirian Berkoff
Relationship StatusIn a relationship with Olivia Rodriguez since February 2020.
PartnerOlivia Rodriguez (Model and Actress)


John Owen Lowe is an American writer, producer, and actor who has collaborated with his father, Rob Lowe, on various projects.

He was born in Los Angeles, California, on November 6, 1995, to make-up artist Sheryl Berkoff and actor Rob Lowe. John grew up in Santa Monica, California, where he attended Crossroads School and developed an interest in theater and acting.

He followed in his father’s footsteps and appeared in school plays and local theater productions.

After graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, and Society in 2018, John started his career in the entertainment industry.

During college, he appeared in the comedy series The Grinder and The Lowe Files with his father and brother. He also wrote scripts and worked as a producer on several shows.

John faced some challenges in his personal life, including addiction, and sought help in rehab. He later announced his sobriety and expressed his desire to be an example for other young people who are going through similar issues.

In addition to his passion for acting, John also revealed his love for working out and playing the piano. He resides in Sherman Oaks, California, where he purchased a home that dancer Derek Hough previously owned.


John Owen Lowe comes from a family of actors and artists. His father, Rob Lowe, is a Hollywood star who has appeared in films like “The Outsiders,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” and “Wayne’s World,” as well as TV shows such as “The West Wing,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “9-1-1: Lone Star.”

His mother, Sheryl Berkoff, is a makeup artist who worked on films such as “Frankie and Johnny,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and “The Vanishing.” John’s parents met on a blind date in 1983 but did not start dating until they worked together on the film “Bad Influence” in 1989. They got married in 1991 and have been together ever since.

John Owen Lowe has an older brother, Matthew Edward Lowe, who was born in 1993. Matthew is a lawyer and venture capital investor who graduated from Duke University and Loyola Law School.

He is also interested in photography and occasionally co-starred in his father’s projects. John Owen Lowe and Matthew Lowe are very close to each other and their parents.

They often accompany their father to red-carpet events and support his career endeavors. They also share a love for sports, especially golf and surfing.

John Owen Lowe also comes from a family of entertainers and public figures. His uncle on his father’s side is Chad Lowe, an actor and director who won an Emmy Award for his role in Life Goes On.

John’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Hepler, a teacher and author who wrote a memoir about her life with her son, Rob Lowe, whom she called “the most beautiful boy in the world.” His late paternal grandfather was Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer who died in 2003.

On his mother’s side, John’s grandparents are Marvin Berkoff, a businessman, and Miriam Berkoff, a painter. John’s family has always been very supportive of his career choices and personal struggles.

His father has been his mentor and collaborator on projects such as The Grinder, The Lowe Files, and Unstable. His mother has been his source of inspiration and comfort, especially during his recovery from addiction.

His brother has been his best friend and biggest supporter, always encouraging him to pursue his dreams. John Owen Lowe considers his family his greatest blessing and most loyal fans.

Addiction and Recovery

John Owen Lowe has been candid about his past struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, which began in his late teens and early college years.

He revealed that he liked to push his body’s limits and numb himself with substances, putting his life at risk several times. He also lost one of his childhood friends to a fentanyl overdose, which was a wake-up call for him.

John Owen Lowe credits his father, Rob Lowe, who is also a recovering addict, for helping him get sober and stay healthy. However, he admitted that he initially resisted his father’s interventions, which he found abrasive and intrusive.

He felt that his father did not understand him or value his opinions. He felt heard and accepted only when his parents expressed their love and fear for him.

John Owen Lowe has been sober for five years and is grateful for his family’s support and guidance. He has learned to treat his body and mind respectfully and with care, following his father’s example of staying on top of his health and fitness.

He also enjoys playing the piano and working out to cope with stress and express himself. He knows that his recovery is an ongoing process, and he is committed to staying sober and living a fulfilling.


John Owen Lowe is currently in a romantic relationship with Olivia Rodriguez, a model and actress featured in Vogue Italia. They started dating in February 2020 and often express their love and affection for each other on social media.

John Owen Lowe with his girlfriend - Olivia Rodriguez
John Owen Lowe with his girlfriend – Olivia Rodriguez

Olivia Rodriguez was born in May 2001 and raised in California. She has worked with well-known brands such as Chanel, ASOS, Tiger Swim, and Elite Model Management.

John Owen Lowe and Olivia Rodriguez share a happy and supportive relationship and enjoy spending quality time together while exploring different places.

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