Carey Lowell: Age, Career, Marriage to Richard Gere

Carey Lowell

Carey Lowell is known for many things, first as a former model, an actress and her marriage to actor Richard Gere which ended in divorce after a protracted legal battle – it was war. There are some who will claim her personal life is interesting as the movies she has appeared in a career that started in the late ‘80s and they are not totally wrong. You will see.

Here is everything you need to know about Carey Lowell.

Carey Lowell: Age and early life

Carey Lowell is the daughter of a geologist named James Lowell. She was born in Huntington, New York. Due to her father’s job, Carey grew up in different parts of the world like the Netherlands, France, and Libya, in North Africa. When her family finally moved back to the US, they first settled in Houston Texas before moving to Denver Colorado.

After graduating from high school, Carey gained admission at the University of Colorado Boulder where she majored in literature, however, she dropped out after a year and moved to New York City to chase a career in modeling. Carey modeled for top brands like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. While in New York, she studied at New York University. Carey also studied at Manhattan’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.

She is 58 years old. She was born February 11, 1961.

Carey Lowell: Career

Carey Lowell made her acting debut in 1986 in the film “Dangerously Close” as Julie. The film was a heavy buzz during its release, however, it received strong negative reviews with some critics saying that the director spent so much time thinking about the movie and not the audience it was meant for. Carey only played a minor role in the film and in the same year, she appeared as a fashion model in the comedy film “Club Paradise”.

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In 1991, Carey appeared in the romantic comedy series “Born to Ruin” as Jesse Tailor. But the tile of the TV series has nothing to do with her career, as the road to her acting journey never led her to ruination. Her big break came in 1996 in the NBC police procedural legal drama “Law & Order” where she portrayed the role of Jamie Ross an assistant district attorney. Carey also reprised the same role on NBC “Homicide: Life on the Street”. By this period she became one of the few promising actors in the game ass she portrayed the character of Pam Bouvier in James Bond film series “License to Kill”.

She appeared in an episode of CBS drama series “Big Apple” as Deirdre Stiles. Carey soon lost interest in acting and almost threw her acting gloves away to study documentary filmmaking at New York University, she later gave up that idea and returned back on set even better.

She was on the ABC drama television series “Six Degrees” as Christine Caseman. When the show ratings began to drop, ABC pulled it off its schedules. Carey has also played a voice role on “007 Legends” video game. She was also on an episode of CBS police procedural legal drama “Blue Bloods” as Janet Thompson.

 Marriage to Richard Gere

The best way to talk about marriages of actors is not to talk about it at all. But when you have been married three times, people will tend to notice. Carey Lowell’s first marriage was with fashion photographer John Stember in 1984. John must have pictured his marriage to Carey to be a long one, but it only lasted for four years and the union produced no child.

Then Carey married film producer Griffin Dunne in 1989. Dunne studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City and has made appearances in many films and television series.  Before his marriage to Carey, he was married to Kate Forte from 1973 to 1974. His marriage to Carey at least lasted longer than his first as they divorced in 1995. The marriage produced a child named Hannah.

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Of all Carey’s marriages, her union with Richard Gere would forever remain a major talking point because the divorce process was a headliner.  Carey married “American Gigolo” actor Richard Gere in 2002. The marriage was influential in her career as well. They welcomed a son named Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born in February 2000.

The couple was married for 11 years after they dated for 7 years, but when they started living apart citing individual differences in lifestyle fans were shocked and wanted to know more on why their marriage hit a tsunami. There were reports that Richard Gere had converted to Buddhism, citing that his new faith requires him to spend time alone often why Carey Lowell is not one who wants to live a private life.

It was a long battle in the Manhattan Supreme Court over the fine details of the settlement; Richard Gere was worth 120 million dollars and it seemed that she wanted a large chunk of this and he wasn’t excited to hand it out. They officially divorced in 2016. Currently, Carey Lowell is dating Viacom CEO Tom Freston. The actress doesn’t have a long filmography but she is worth 12 million dollars. She must have raked in this huge amount through modeling and acting.

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