Katie Lowes

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Katie Lowes
Katie Lowes in SAG Awards Red Carpet Rollout (24328180089).jpg
Lowes at the 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet Rollout
Born (1982-09-22) September 22, 1982 (age 38)
OccupationActress, theater director
Years active2004–present
Adam Shapiro
(m. 2012)

Katie Quinn Lowes[1] (born September 22, 1982[2]) is an American actress and theater director. She is best known for her role as Quinn Perkins in the ABC political drama series Scandal (2012–2018).

Life and career[edit]

Lowes was born in Queens, New York City. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with BFA in acting,[3] and later was cast in the stage play Four Saints in Mexico. In 2004, Lowes landed her first screen role in the FX series Rescue Me and later co-starred opposite Marcia Gay Harden in the Showtime pilot, Hate. Lowes later guest starred in the number of television series, including The Sopranos, Without a Trace, NCIS, Ghost Whisperer, Castle, Leverage, and The Closer. In 2008 she starred opposite Laurie Metcalf in The CW short-lived comedy-drama series, Easy Money.[3][4] In addition to her television performances, Lowes appeared in a number of low-budget films, including The Job (2009), Bear (2010), and Café (2011).

Lowes is best known for her role as Quinn Perkins, formerly Lindsay Dwyer, in the ABC political drama series Scandal created by Shonda Rhimes.[5][6] Before Scandal, Lowes had guest roles on Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.[3] Before landing her breakout role on the show, she worked as nanny for Connie Britton's adopted son.[7][8]

With her husband, Adam Shapiro, she is one of the founders and directors of the Los Angeles-based IAMA Theater Company, and a supporter of Southern California's black box theater community.[9][10]

On July 11 it was announced that Lowes and her husband Shapiro will make their Broadway debuts in the Broadway production of Waitress.

Personal life[edit]

Lowes lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Adam Shapiro.[11] Shapiro played her character's boyfriend in an episode of Scandal.[12] In May 2017, she announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child, a boy.[13] She announced the birth of their son, Albee Shapiro, on October 5, 2017.[14] In July 2020, she announced that she and her husband were expecting their second child in November.[15] Lowes gave birth to their daughter, Vera Shapiro, on November 22, 2020.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Quarter Life Crisis Gemini Direct-to-video
2008 No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker Hospital Intern Direct-to-video
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen April the Resident Assistant
2009 The Job Connie Direct-to-video
2009 Circle of Eight Elaine Direct-to-video
2009 Chris Weisberg Is Growing Bald Lexie Short film
2010 Bear Christine Direct-to-video
2011 Phil Cobb's Dinner for Four G-Friend
2011 By the Time the Sun Is Hot The Bride Short film
2011 Super 8 Tina
2011 Café Kelly Direct-to-video
2011 Callers Mitzi
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Candlehead Voice
2013 Side Effects Conference Organizer
2013 Frozen Additional voices,[17] Motion work for "Let It Go"[18] Voice
2014 Big Hero 6 Abigail Voice
2016 Zootopia Dr. Madge Honey Badger Voice
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Candlehead[19] Voice


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Rescue Me Bloodied Girl Episode: "Gay"
2004–2005 As the World Turns Megan Recurring role
2005 Hate Britney TV pilot
2005 Guiding Light Nurse Spector Episode
2005 Damage Control Sorority Rushee Episode: "The Health Inspector"
2006 The Sopranos Gillian Episode: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request"
2006 Without a Trace Robin Olson Episode: "The Thing with Feathers"
2007 NCIS Bryn Landers Episode: "In the Dark"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Julie Anderson Episode: "The Gravesitter"
2008 Swingtown Liz Episodes: "Heatwave", "Take It to the Limit"
2008–2009 Easy Money Brandy Buffkin Series regular, 8 episodes
2009 Castle Rachel Maddox Episode: "Home Is Where the Heart Stops"
2010 Leverage Ashley Moore Episode: "The Double Blind Job"
2010 Private Practice Kendra Episode: "Take Two"
2011 Grey's Anatomy Blood Donor Episode: "Unaccompanied Minor"
2011 The Closer Andrea Hirschbaum Episode: "To Serve with Love"
2012 Royal Pains Carrie Episode: "Dawn of the Med"
2012–2018 Scandal Quinn Perkins/ Lindsay Dwyer Series regular
2017–2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Commander Ladnok (voice) Episodes: "Begin the Blitz", "A New Defender", "Blood Duel" and "Bloodlines"
TBA Inventing Anna Rachel Series regular


  1. ^ "Scandal (ABC) Cast Interview". YouTube. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "The Real Midwives: Celebrity Birth Stories - Katie Lowes Ep 1". YouTube. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Katie Lowes Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "EASY MONEY (CW)". Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "Scandal SERIES PREMIERE APR 5 10-9c". ABC. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "ABC picks up 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Good Christian Belles' and ten more - Zap2it". Blog.zap2it.com. May 13, 2011. Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  7. ^ "Connie Britton: Scandal's Katie Lowes Was Once My Son's Nanny". Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Scandal Star Was Connie Britton's Nanny: "I Was So Upset When She Got Her Little Show!"". Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell Speaks Out to Oppose AEA's Referendum on LA's 99-Seat Theatres". Fountain Theatre blog. March 5, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  10. ^ Kelley, Seth (March 26, 2015). "Q&A: 'Scandal' Actress Katie Lowes Takes the Stage in 'A Dog's House'". Variety. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "Quinn Perkins". ABC. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  12. ^ "Scandal Exclusive: Katie Lowes' Husband Cast in 'Surreal' Role, as Quinn's [Spoiler]". TVLine. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  13. ^ "Guest appearance". Jimmy Kimmel Live!. ABC. May 11, 2017.
  14. ^ "Baby Gladiator! Katie Lowes Welcomes Son Albee". People. October 5, 2017.
  15. ^ "Katie Lowes Is Pregnant! Actress Expecting Second Child with Husband Adam Shapiro". PEOPLE.com. July 31, 2020.
  16. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CIRo09OHqxo/?igshid=130vu3p83z9eq
  17. ^ Frozen DVD end credits
  18. ^ "SCANDAL's Katie Lowes Reveals She Did Motion Work for Disney's FROZEN". Broadway World. March 28, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  19. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 19, 2018). "'Scandal': What's Next (and Fun Facts) for Each of the Gladiators". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2018.

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