Carey Lowell

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Carey Lowell
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Lowell at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party
Born (1961-02-11) February 11, 1961 (age 58)
Education Bear Creek High School
Alma mater University of Colorado at Boulder
New York University
OccupationActress, model
Years active1986–present
John Stember
(m. 1984;div. 1988)

Griffin Dunne
(m. 1989;div. 1995)

Richard Gere
(m. 2002;div. 2016)
Children Hannah Dunne, Homer Gere
Website Official website

Carey Lowell (born February 11, 1961) [1] is an American actress and former model.

Model (person) person employed to display, advertise and promote products, or to serve as a visual aid

A model is a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products, or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.


Early life

Lowell was born in Huntington, New York, [1] [2] the daughter of geologist James Lowell. [2] She spent her childhood living in several countries, including Libya, the Netherlands, France, and in the US, in Houston, Texas and Denver, Colorado, [3] where her family settled when she was 12. [4] After a year at the University of Colorado at Boulder, [3] [4] where she considered majoring in literature, [5] she moved to New York City to pursue modeling, and modeled for such clients as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, [4] and at some unspecified time attended New York University. [5] She also studied at Manhattan's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. [5]

Huntington, New York Town in New York, United States

The Town of Huntington is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Founded in 1653, it is located on the north shore of Long Island in northwestern Suffolk County, with Long Island Sound to its north and Nassau County adjacent to the west. Huntington is part of the New York metropolitan area. As of the United States 2010 Census, the town population was 203,264.

Geologist Scientist who studies geology

A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid, liquid, and gaseous matter that constitutes the Earth and other terrestrial planets, as well as the processes that shape them. Geologists usually study geology, although backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences are also useful. Field work is an important component of geology, although many subdisciplines incorporate laboratory work.

Libya Country in north Africa

Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest. The sovereign state is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people. The second-largest city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.


Lowell broke into acting with the film Dangerously Close followed by a small role in the Robin Williams movie Club Paradise . [4] She went on to roles including those of Bond girl Pam Bouvier in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill (1989) and, starting in 1996, Assistant District Attorney Jamie Ross on the television drama Law & Order , a character she reprised in 2005 for a guest role on its spinoff, Law & Order: Trial by Jury . [6] Immediately before that role, however, she had become frustrated with her acting career and had applied to study documentary filmmaking at New York University. [4]

<i>Dangerously Close</i> 1986 film by Albert Pyun

Dangerously Close is a 1986 action thriller film directed by Albert Pyun. The film was noted at its time of release for being part of a wave of teen vigilante films in the 1980s exploring the right-wing jingoism that was gaining popularity in the United States.

Robin Williams American actor and comedian

Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, and is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisation skills and the wide variety of memorable character voices he created. Williams has been voted the funniest person of all time.

<i>Club Paradise</i> 1986 film by Harold Ramis

Club Paradise is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Harold Ramis starring Robin Williams, Twiggy, Peter O'Toole, and Jimmy Cliff. The film reunites director / co-writer Ramis with most of his SCTV co-stars – SCTV cast members Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Joe Flaherty, and Robin Duke play supporting roles in the film, as does co-writer Brian Doyle-Murray, a former SCTV staff writer.

She took a hiatus from acting during the mid-2000s. In 2012, Lowell lent her likeness and voice while reprising her Licence to Kill role in the video game 007 Legends . In 2018 she returned to TV, appearing as a guest on the show Blue Bloods . [7] [8]

<i>007 Legends</i> first-person shooter video game featuring James Bond

007 Legends is a first-person shooter video game featuring the character of British secret agent James Bond. It was developed by Eurocom and released by Activision on October 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, November 2012 for Microsoft Windows and December 2012 for Wii U. The game is available as physical optical disc media, as well as a digital release download via PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace on date of release. It was removed off all other digital stores without warning. The PAL Wii U version of the game was released in some parts of Europe on 6 December 2012, and in the United Kingdom on 21 December 2012. The release was cancelled in Australia.

<i>Blue Bloods</i> (TV series) American police procedural drama series

Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series that airs on CBS. Its main characters are members of the fictional Reagan family, an Irish Catholic family in New York City with a history of work in law enforcement. Blue Bloods stars Tom Selleck as New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan; other main cast members include Bridget Moynahan, Donny Wahlberg, Will Estes, Len Cariou, and Sami Gayle. The show is filmed on location in New York City with occasional references to nearby suburbs. The series debuted on September 24, 2010, with episodes airing on Fridays following CSI: NY before being moved to Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time and 9:00 p.m. Central and Mountain time for a four-week tryout. After four weeks, it returned to its original Friday 10:00 p.m. Eastern time slot, where it has remained since. On April 12, 2019, CBS renewed the series for a tenth season; it is scheduled to premiere on September 27, 2019.

Personal life

Lowell has been married three times. Her first husband was fashion photographer John Stember, to whom she was married from 1984 to 1988. [9] [10]

She was married to actor Griffin Dunne from 1989 to 1995 and has a daughter, Hannah, from that marriage. [1]

Griffin Dunne American actor and director

Thomas Griffin Dunne is an American actor, film producer, and film director. Dunne studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.

Hannah Dunne is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of actors Griffin Dunne and Carey Lowell, and the granddaughter of writer and journalist Dominick Dunne. She is best known for her portrayal of Lizzie Campbell in the TV series Mozart in the Jungle.

Lowell married actor Richard Gere in November 2002, [11] following the birth of their child Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born in February 2000. [2]

In September 2013, the two separated after 11 years of marriage. The couple spent three years in highly contested divorce proceedings in Manhattan Supreme Court. [12] [13] The case was settled in October 2016. [14]



1986 Dangerously Close Julie
1986 Club Paradise Fashion Model
1987 Down Twisted Maxine
1988 Me and Him Janet Anderson
1989 Licence to Kill Pam Bouvier
1990 The Guardian Kate Sterling
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Maggie Baldwin
1994 Love Affair Martha
1995 Leaving Las Vegas Bank Teller
1997 Fierce Creatures Cub Felines
2014The CauseEdithShort
2016C StreetMagnolia Fallon


1991 Road to Ruin Jessie TailorTV film
1996Duke of GrooveTV short
1996–2001 Law & Order Jamie Ross Main role (season 7 and 8), guest role (season 10)
1997 Homicide: Life on the Street Jamie Ross"Baby, It's You"
2001 Big Apple Deirdre Stiles"Follow the Blender", "1.7"
2003More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock StoryJoan BrockTV film
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Jamie Ross"41 Shots", "Bang & Blame"
2005 Empire Falls Francine Whiting (age 40)TV miniseries
2006–07 Six Degrees Christine CasemanRecurring role
2012 007 Legends Pam Bouvier (voice)Video game
2018 Blue Bloods Janet ThompsonSeason 8, "Tale of Two Cities"
2018 Bull Marina DeMarteSeason 3, "Fool Me Twice"

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