Carey Lowell

Carey Lowell Biography

Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier, the ex-Army pilot, and DEA informant that helps Bond in Licence to Kill

Carey Lowell, born on February 11, 1961 in Huntington, New York, is a multi-talented actress and former model best known for her role as Bond girl Pam Bouvier and as Assistant District Attorney Jamie Ross in TV series Law & Order.

The daughter of geologist James Lowell, Carey grew up traveling the world, with stops in Libya, the Netherlands, France, Houston, Texas, and Denver, Colorado, where she settled at age 12.

Carey Lowell’s early career began with modeling, working with the likes of Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, before she decided to pursue acting.


Her breakout role came as Pam Bouvier in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill, playing a multi-talented, independent life saver for Bond Timothy Dalton. This was followed by a five-year run on the hit TV show Law & Order (1996–2001, 2022).

In between her acting roles, Carey Lowell also found time to attend New York University, where she studied literature and later, documentary filmmaking. In 2012, Lowell reprised her Bond girl role for the video game 007 Legends, lending her voice and likeness to the character. She returned to TV in 2018, appearing as a guest on Blue Bloods.

Carey Lowell has been married three times, first to fashion photographer John Stember (1984-1988), then to actor Griffin Dunne (1989-1995), with whom she has a daughter. She was married to actor Richard Gere from 2002, with whom she has a son, Homer James Jigme Gere, but the couple separated in 2013 leading to a messy divorce.