Carey Lowell Biography

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Born: February 11, 1961


Date of Birth: February 11, 1961

Bond Film: Licence to Kill (1989)
Bond Girl Name: Pam Bouvier

"Because I did the Bond film, I get offered a lot of tough-chick-with-big-gun roles." - Carey Lowell

The daughter of an important North American geologist, Lowell was born in New York but lived all over the world in such spots as Libya, Holland, Virginia, and Texas.

She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for her freshman year and then moved to New York City to start a career in modeling.

This career saw her working with such companies as Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein, and appearing on the covers of some the most important fashion magazines.

While in New York, she studied literature at New York University and began to study acting.

After working at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, she made her screen debut in '86's Dangerously Close, but wouldn't reach stardom until she played the tough, confrontational CIA agent in the James Bond thriller License To Kill (1989). Since then Lowell has not had another role that has given her such exposure, though she had a number of other notable appearances in such films as The Guardian (1990), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), and Fierce Creatures (1997).

She took the lead roll of Dottie Hinson in the short-lived series A League of Their Own before replacing Canadian actress Jill Hennessy on the long running series Law & Order, playing assistant district attorney Jamie Ross in 1996. After two years on the show, she got out of her three-year contract and left the show to spend more time with her daughter.

Lowell has been married once to actor/director/producer James Lowell who fathered her daughter Hannah and divorced in 1995. In 2000 she gave birth to her second child, a son Homer James Jigme Gere, with current boyfriend actor Richard Gere.


Fierce Creatures (1997)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Love Affair (1994)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Road to Ruin (1991)
The Guardian (1990)
Licence to Kill (1989)
Down Twisted (1987)
Ich und Er (1987)
Club Paradise (1986)
Dangerously Close (1986)

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