Carey Lowell
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Lowell at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party
Born (1961-02-11) February 11, 1961 (age 61)
EducationBear Creek High School
Alma materUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
New York University
OccupationActress, model
Years active1986–present
John Stember
(m. 1984; div. 1988)

(m. 1989; div. 1995)

(m. 2002; div. 2016)
Children2, including Hannah Dunne
WebsiteOfficial website

Carey Lowell (born February 11, 1961)[1] is an American actress and former model, best known as ADA Jamie Ross in Law & Order (1996–2001, 2022) and as Bond girl Pam Bouvier in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill (1989).

Early life

Lowell was born in Huntington, New York,[1][2] the daughter of geologist James Lowell.[2] She spent her childhood living in several countries, including Libya, the Netherlands, and France. In the US she also lived in Houston, Texas, and Denver, Colorado,[3] where her family settled when she was 12.[4] After a year at the University of Colorado at Boulder,[3][4] where she considered majoring in literature,[5] she moved to New York City to pursue modeling, and worked for such clients as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein,[4] and at one point attended New York University.[5] She also studied at Manhattan's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.[5]


Lowell broke into acting with the film Dangerously Close followed by a small role in the Robin Williams movie Club Paradise.[4] She went on to roles including co-starring as Bond girl Pam Bouvier in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill (1989) and, starting in 1996, as Assistant District Attorney Jamie Ross for two seasons on the television drama Law & Order, a character she reprised in 2005 for a guest role on its spinoff, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, and again on the original series in 2022 when it returned for a 21st season.[6] Immediately before getting that role, however, she had become frustrated with her acting career and had applied to study documentary filmmaking at New York University.[4]

She took a hiatus from acting during the mid-2000s. In 2012, Lowell lent her likeness and voice while reprising her Licence to Kill role in the video game 007 Legends. In 2018 she returned to TV, appearing as a guest on the show Blue Bloods.[7][8]

Personal life

Lowell has been married three times. Her first husband was fashion photographer John Stember, to whom she was married from 1984 to 1988.[9][10]

She was married to actor Griffin Dunne from 1989 to 1995 and has a daughter, Hannah, from the marriage.[1]

Lowell married actor Richard Gere in November 2002,[11] following the birth of their child Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born in February 2000.[2] In September 2013, the two separated after 11 years of marriage. The couple spent three years in highly contested divorce proceedings in New York Supreme Court.[12] The case was settled in October 2016.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Dangerously Close Julie
1986 Club Paradise Fashion Model
1987 Down Twisted Maxine
1988 Me and Him Janet Anderson
1989 Licence to Kill Pam Bouvier
1990 The Guardian Kate Sterling
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Maggie Baldwin
1994 Love Affair Martha
1995 Leaving Las Vegas Bank Teller
1997 Fierce Creatures Cub Felines
2014 The Cause Edith Short
2016 C Street Magnolia Fallon


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Road to Ruin Jessie Tailor TV film
1993 A League of Their Own Dottie Hinson 6 episodes
1995–1998 The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Grace Bell (voice) 78 episodes
1996 Duke of Groove TV short
1996–2001, 2022 Law & Order ADA Jamie Ross Main role (season 7–8), Guest role (season 10–11, 21)
1997 Homicide: Life on the Street New York ADA Jamie Ross "Baby, It's You"
2001 Big Apple Deirdre Stiles "Follow the Blender", "1.7"
2003 More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story Joan Brock TV film
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Judge Jamie Ross "41 Shots", "Bang & Blame"
2005 Empire Falls Francine Whiting (age 40) TV miniseries
2006–07 Six Degrees Christine Caseman Recurring role
2012 007 Legends Pam Bouvier (voice and likeness) Video game
2018 Blue Bloods Janet Thompson Season 8, "Tale of Two Cities"
2018 Bull Marina DeMarte Season 3, "Fool Me Twice"


  1. ^ a b c "Carey Lowell Biography (1961-)". Retrieved September 25, 2013. Note: Source gives birthplace as "New York, NY (some sources say Huntington, NY)," but few if any sources corroborate this.
  2. ^ a b c Jewel, Dan (February 21, 2000). "Role Change". People. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Carey Lowell (Assistant DA Jamie Ross, 1996-1998)". Law & Order official site (TNT). Archived from the original on September 26, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e Gerston, Jill (December 21, 1997). "A Cupcake Grows Into One Tough Cookie". The New York Times. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Sandra Brennan (2013). "Carey Lowell". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 18, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  6. ^ "Carey Lowell Guest Stars on NBC's "Law & Order: Trial by Jury," Friday April 8th, 10pm ET/PT" (Press release). NBC via April 6, 2005. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
  7. ^ "The Official James Bond 007 Website | 007 Legends Released Today". Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "Carey Lowell IMDB". IMDb. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Billups, Andrea (September 25, 2013). "Richard Gere and Carey Lowell Split After 11 Years of Marriage". People Magazine. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  10. ^ Bucktin, Christopher (September 25, 2013). "Richard Gere and Carey Lowell to divorce after 'growing apart due to different lifestyles'". Mirror. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  11. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (November 15, 2002). "Passages: Gere, Lowell Get Married". People. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  12. ^ Ross, Barbara (May 1, 2015). "Richard Gere, Carey Lowell still fighting over money in divorce case". New York Daily News. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "Richard Gere, Carey Lowell reach divorce settlement - NY Daily News". Retrieved February 5, 2017.