Rob Lowe 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 Lowe was born on March 17, 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the United States, to Barbara, a teacher, and Chuck Lowe, a trial lawyer. Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. His younger brother Chad also became an actor, and at one point was married to actress Hilary Swank.