Lowes at the 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet Rollout
|Occupation||Actress, theater director|
Life and career
Lowes was born in Queens, New York City. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with BFA in acting, 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. 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. Before Scandal, Lowes had guest roles on Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Before landing her breakout role on the show, she worked as nanny for Connie Britton's adopted son.
On July 11 it was announced that Lowes and her husband Shapiro will make their Broadway debuts in the Broadway production of Waitress.
Lowes lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Adam Shapiro. Shapiro played her character's boyfriend in an episode of Scandal. In May 2017, she announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child, a boy. She announced the birth of their son, Albee Shapiro, on October 5, 2017. In July 2020, she announced that she and her husband were expecting their second child in November. Lowes gave birth to their daughter, Vera Shapiro, on November 22, 2020.
|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||Circle of Eight||Elaine||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Chris Weisberg Is Growing Bald||Lexie||Short film|
|2011||Phil Cobb's Dinner for Four||G-Friend|
|2011||By the Time the Sun Is Hot||The Bride||Short film|
|2013||Side Effects||Conference Organizer|
|2013||Frozen||Additional voices, Motion work for "Let It Go"||Voice|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Abigail||Voice|
|2016||Zootopia||Dr. Madge Honey Badger||Voice|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Candlehead||Voice|
|2004||Rescue Me||Bloodied Girl||Episode: "Gay"|
|2004–2005||As the World Turns||Megan||Recurring role|
|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|
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- "The Real Midwives: Celebrity Birth Stories - Katie Lowes Ep 1". YouTube. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
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- "EASY MONEY (CW)". Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- "Scandal SERIES PREMIERE APR 5 10-9c". ABC. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- "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.
- "Connie Britton: Scandal's Katie Lowes Was Once My Son's Nanny". Retrieved November 6, 2014.
- "Scandal Star Was Connie Britton's Nanny: "I Was So Upset When She Got Her Little Show!"". Retrieved November 6, 2014.
- "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.
- Kelley, Seth (March 26, 2015). "Q&A: 'Scandal' Actress Katie Lowes Takes the Stage in 'A Dog's House'". Variety. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
- "Quinn Perkins". ABC. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- "Scandal Exclusive: Katie Lowes' Husband Cast in 'Surreal' Role, as Quinn's [Spoiler]". TVLine. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- "Guest appearance". Jimmy Kimmel Live!. ABC. May 11, 2017.
- "Baby Gladiator! Katie Lowes Welcomes Son Albee". People. October 5, 2017.
- "Katie Lowes Is Pregnant! Actress Expecting Second Child with Husband Adam Shapiro". PEOPLE.com. July 31, 2020.
- Frozen DVD end credits
- "SCANDAL's Katie Lowes Reveals She Did Motion Work for Disney's FROZEN". Broadway World. March 28, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
- Goldberg, Lesley (April 19, 2018). "'Scandal': What's Next (and Fun Facts) for Each of the Gladiators". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2018.