Katie Lowes

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Katie Lowes
Born Katie Quinn Lowes
(1982-09-22) September 22, 1982 (age 33)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Adam Shapiro (m. 2012)

Katie Quinn Lowes[1] (born September 22, 1982) 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–present).

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,[2] 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.[2][3] 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.[4][5] Before Scandal, Lowes had guest roles on Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.[2] Before landing her breakout role on the show, she worked as nanny for Connie Britton's adopted son.[6][7]

Lowes lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Adam Shapiro.[8] Shapiro played her character's boyfriend in episode 12 (Season 2) of Scandal.[9] With 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.[10][11]



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 Job, TheThe 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,[12] Created motions for "Let It Go"[13] Voice
2014 Big Hero 6 Abigail Voice
2016 Zootopia Dr. Madge Honey Badger 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 Episodes: "Take Two", "Short Cuts"
2011 Grey's Anatomy Blood Donor Episode: "Unaccompanied Minor"
2011 Closer, TheThe Closer Andrea Hirschbaum Episode: "To Serve with Love"
2012 Royal Pains Carrie Episode: "Dawn of the Med"
2012–present Scandal Quinn Perkins/ Lindsay Dwyer Series regular


  1. ^ "Scandal (ABC) Cast Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Katie Lowes Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "EASY MONEY (CW)". Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Scandal SERIES PREMIERE APR 5 10-9c". ABC. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "ABC picks up ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘Good Christian Belles’ and ten more - Zap2it". Blog.zap2it.com. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Connie Britton: Scandal's Katie Lowes Was Once My Son's Nanny". Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Scandal Star Was Connie Britton's Nanny: "I Was So Upset When She Got Her Little Show!"". Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Quinn Perkins". ABC. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Scandal Exclusive: Katie Lowes’ Husband Cast in ‘Surreal’ Role, as Quinn’s [Spoiler] - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell Speaks Out to Oppose AEA’s Referendum on LA’s 99-Seat Theatres". Fountain Theatre blog. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Kelley, Seth (26 March 2015). "Q&A: ‘Scandal’ Actress Katie Lowes Takes the Stage in ‘A Dog’s House’". Variety. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  12. ^ DVD end credits
  13. ^ Jimmy Kimmel interviews Katie Lowes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNxAli5ePRI&feature=player_detailpage#t=113

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