• Former make-up artist
• Grew up in Los Angeles, California USA
• Married to Rob Lowe since 1991, two sons together
• Jewelry designer
• Dog lover, advocate for endangered species, likes to travel, listen to pop music and watch movies
Who is Sheryl Berkoff?
Sheryl Lynn Berkoff was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 20 June 1961 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American nationality. She is a former make-up artist who might be known best as the wife of Rob Lowe, a famous American actor, film producer and director.
Early life and education
Sheryl was raised in Los Angeles alongside her sister Hilary Swank, by their father who is a wealthy businessman and their mother who is a housewife.
She grew up dreaming about becoming a model, and then became interested in sports while attending elementary school. Sheryl did gymnastics, played soccer and practiced dancing, and then went on to enroll at a local high school at which she became interested in fashion, wanting to launch a career in the fashion industry.
Upon matriculating in 1979, Sheryl enrolled at the University of California from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design in 1983. She later attended Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, at which she further studied fashion designing.
She went on to join the fashion industry, but being relatively unsuccessful, decided to become a make-up artist.
Career as a make-up artist
Sheryl launched her career in 1985 when she worked as a make-up artist on the adult film “Treasure Box”, and then in the same year worked on the adult crime movie “Marina Vice”, and the adult comedy movie “Little Muffy Johnson”.
The year 1986 saw Sheryl work on three movies: the musical sports comedy “Body Slam” (also as a hairstylist), the adult film “Heidi” and the adult comedy “Breaking In”.
The following years saw her work on the adult comedy “Living Doll”, the war drama “1969”, and the horror science fiction comedy “Meet the Hollowheads”.
She continued working in the make-up department of various movies, with some of the most notable among these being the 1990 romantic comedy “Tune in Tomorrow…” which starred Keanu Reeves and Barbara Hershey, the 1991 action science fiction thriller “Eve of Destruction” written and directed by Duncan Gibbins, and the war drama “The Finest Hour”, which starred her husband Rob.
Sheryl worked on two movies in 1993: the mystery horror drama “The Vanishing” and the horror science fiction thriller “Ghost in the Machine”. After she gave birth to her first child in the same year, she decided to quit working as a make-up artist and focus on raising her child.
Today, Sheryl is a jewelry designer, who usually hires the most famous models to wear her work.
Marriage with Rob Lowe
Sheryl and Rob Lowe met in 1983 on a blind date. The date didn’t work out for the two, and she actually started a relationship with Rob’s friend, famous American actor, film producer and director Emilio Estevez.
Sheryl and Rob met again years later on the set of the 1990 psychological thriller movie “Bad Influence”, and this time started dating, leading to their wedding on 22 July 1991, in a modest ceremony with only their closest friends and family in attendance. In 1993, Sheryl gave birth to their first son Edward Matthew, while their second son John Owen followed in 1995.
Sheryl hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated, while it is known that Rob was in over 10 relationships before he started seeing Sheryl. Some of the women he has dated include the famous actress Winona Ryder, the American actress and author Marlee Matlin, and the dancer Laura Dunlop. In 1988, Rob had sex with a 16 years old girl (he was 24) which was videotaped, however, back then the age of consent was 14 in Georgia but one had to be 18 to be featured in such a videotape. No charges were pressed against Rob.
As of January 2021, Sheryl is married to Rob Lowe, and they have two sons together.
Hobbies and other interests
Both Sheryl and Rob are huge dog-lovers and have two pet dogs which can be seen featured in many of their pictures on Instagram. Sheryl has also volunteered at several animal shelters, and is an advocate for the preservation of endangered species.
She likes to travel which is mostly why she usually keeps her husband company during his red carpet events. The two have been all around the US together, while they’ve also vacationed in various European cities, including Paris in France and Barcelona in Spain.
Sheryl likes to listen to pop music, and her favorite singer is Lady Gaga.
In her spare time which is usually late at night, Sheryl enjoys watching movies, and her favorite actor and actress are Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Sleepers”, “The Godfather” and “Taxi Driver”.
Age, height and net worth
Sheryl’s age is 59. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) and she weighs around 145lbs (66kgs). As of January 2021, Sheryl and Rob’s shared net worth has been estimated at over $100 million.
Who is Rob Lowe?
Robert Hepler ‘Rob’ Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia USA, on 17 March 1964 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality.
He might still be known best for his portrayal of Sam Seaborn, one of the lead characters in the drama series “The West Wing”, created by Aaron Sorkin and which also starred Martin Sheen and Allison Janney. It follows the lives of people working as staffers at in The White House’s West Wing, and won 120 awards including two Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 263 other awards. The series aired from 1999 to 2006 – Rob left the cast in 2003.
Rob was raised in Dayton, Ohio alongside his brother Chad, by their father Chuck who was a lawyer, and their mother Barbara who was a teacher, but they divorced when Rob was still very young. He studied at Oakwood Junior High School before he moved with Chad and Barbara to Malibu in California, and enrolled at Santa Monica High School.
Rob met the future famous, somewhat controversial actor Charlie Sheen there, and the two became best friends.
Rob’s first notable performance was in the 1983 drama movie “Thursday’s Child” which got him nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Television Film. Some of his following roles were in the 1983 coming-of-age movie “The Outsiders”, in which he starred alongside Emilio Estevez, the 1984 comedy movie “The Hotel New Hampshire”, and the 1987 drama “Square Dance”.
After he finished shooting for “The West Wing”, Rob went on to produce and star in two series – “The Lyon’s Den” and “Dr. Vegas” – although both were cancelled early for poor ratings. In 2005, he was cast to play Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, the lead character in the theatre play “A Few Good Men”, and he also starred in the six-part limited series “Beach Girls”.
In 2009, he played a supporting character in the romantic comedy “The Invention of Lying”, and one of the lead characters, Bart Corbin, in the mystery crime drama “Too Late to Say Goodbye”.
One of his first notable performances in the 2010s was in the animated series “Young Justice” in which he voiced Captain Marvel, and Rob then guest starred in a couple of episodes of the critically acclaimed comedy series “Californication”. The year 2015 saw him star in the black comedy film “Pocket Listing”, and a couple of his most recent roles have been in the 2019 adventure comedy movie “The Knight Before Christmas”, a single 2020 episode of the comedy series “Parks and Recreation”, and the 2020 action thriller series “9-1-1: Lone Star”.
For his acting skills, he has won four awards and has been nominated for 19 others including six Golden Globes.
Meantime, in 2011 he wrote his first book – “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” – while his second book, “Love Life” followed in 2014.
Rob was an alcoholic during his teenage years, and in 1990 entered a rehabilitation program; he claims to have been sober since.
He is a philanthropist, and mostly because both his grandmother and great-grandmother battled cancer, he was in 2000 the spokesman for Lee National Denim Day fundraiser, which gathered money for the research of breast cancer. Rob’s mother also fought cancer, and died in 2003.