Katie Lowes

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Katie Lowes
BornKatie Quinn Lowes
(1982-09-22) September 22, 1982 (age 32)
Queens, New York City
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Adam Shapiro (m. 2012)
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Katie Lowes
BornKatie Quinn Lowes
(1982-09-22) September 22, 1982 (age 32)
Queens, New York City
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Adam Shapiro (m. 2012)

Katie Quinn Lowes,[1] born September 22, 1982, is an American actress. 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 of Scandal.[9]



2006Quarter Life CrisisGeminiDirect-to-video
2008No Man's Land: The Rise of ReekerHospital InternDirect-to-video
2009Transformers: Revenge of the FallenApril the Resident Assistant
2009Job, TheThe JobConnieDirect-to-video
2009Circle of EightElaineDirect-to-video
2009Chris Weisberg Is Growing BaldLexieShort film
2011Phil Cobb's Dinner for FourG-Friend
2011By the Time the Sun Is HotThe BrideShort film
2011Super 8Tina
2012Wreck-It RalphCandleheadVoice
2013Side EffectsConference Organizer
2013FrozenAdditional voicesVoice
2014Big Hero 6AbigailVoice


2004Rescue MeBloodied GirlEpisode: "Gay"
2004-2005As the World TurnsMeganRecurring role
2005HateBritneyTV pilot
2005Guiding LightNurse SpectorEpisode
2005Damage ControlSorority RusheeEpisode: "The Health Inspector"
2006The SopranosGillianEpisode: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request"
2006Without a TraceRobin OlsonEpisode: "The Thing with Feathers"
2007NCISBryn LandersEpisode: "In the Dark"
2008Ghost WhispererJulie AndersonEpisode: "The Gravesitter"
2008SwingtownLizEpisodes: "Heatwave", "Take It to the Limit"
2008-2009Easy MoneyBrandy BuffkinSeries regular, 8 episodes
2009CastleRachel MaddoxEpisode: "Home Is Where the Heart Stops"
2010LeverageAshley MooreEpisode: "The Double Blind Job"
2010Private PracticeKendraEpisodes: "Take Two", "Short Cuts"
2011Grey's AnatomyBlood DonorEpisode: "Unaccompanied Minor"
2011Closer, TheThe CloserAndrea HirschbaumEpisode: "To Serve with Love"
2012Royal PainsCarrieEpisode: "Dawn of the Med"
2012–presentScandalQuinn Perkins/ Lindsay DwyerSeries 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. 

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