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Alex Lowe is a mother, a doctor and the wife of detective John Lowe. She is a character in Hotel portrayed by Chloë Sevigny. She and her husband are dealing with a major loss in their family when they check in the Hotel Cortez.


Alex Lowe is a loving mother and a good wife. She works as a doctor and lives with her daugher and a dog.

Alex, John, Scarlett and their son Holden are at a Santa Monica carnival. John decides to take Holden to the carousel while Alex and Scarlett are playing a game. He puts him on a horse and starts texting on his phone. When turning back, he sees that Holden is not on the carousel anymore.

After a week of checking her phone every minute, she becomes distant and doesn't talk much. Even after a year she can't get used to living without her son. She admits that she loved him even more than Scarlett and John. One night John found her dying in the bathtub after trying to kill herself by cutting her veins.

Personality and Appearance

Alex is a young woman that looks much older than she actually is. Her hair is blonde, her eyes are blue and her face is slim and light. She usually wears a beige beret. Her style includes comfortable blouses, skirts and coats.


She is first mentioned, while her husband John Lowe is reading to their daughter on the phone, when she refuses to talk to him. She asks John to take care of Scarlett, because she has to go out and visit a patient. Later, he receives a message with an address and a call for help. He goes to the address and finds two male dead bodies, their innards having been pulled out. It turns out that somebody pranked him by texting him using Alex's phone ID. She refuses to have security and asks John to leave so that they can have a break from each other.[1]

Аlex is still trying to heal measles that one of her patients has. After not being able to do it herself, she hospitalizes him. A therapist has came to The Lowes' house for a family therapy. Though, Alex and John didn't believe Scarlett that Holden is alive, Alex is surprised by the fact that her daughter says that he smells like lavender. She loved his lavender smell when he was a baby. At the Cortez, Alex asks John for a divorce and notices that he is slightly stressed. She goes with him to his room where he gives him some pills and tells him to have a rest. They make out but Alex stops and advises him to contact her lawyer for any questions.

After she is reunited with Holden, and upon finding out about his condition, Alex seeks to become an afflicted so that she can live with him forever, without ever having to lose him again. Elizabeth grants her wish and transforms her.

She agrees to be the "governess" for Elizabeth's children. She proceeds to spend most of her time at the hotel, and leaves Scarlett on her own. She is found by John, while she is sleeping in a glass coffin with Holden. She drugs him and takes him to his room and convinces him that he hallucinated the entire thing.[2]

She finds Vendela and Agnetha after they murdered a young man and persuades them that their purpose could be for them to mess with people's minds. It is alluded that off screen she convinced them to do this to John.[3]

She is called to her home after John shot at Bartholomew and refused to talk to Scarlett, instructing the police officer to take her to her grandmas. She tells John he needs a good night's sleep in his own his, in his own bed. She indicates she will be returning to the Hotel. When John accuses her of this she says, "I don't know what you are talking about." He slams the door on her and she flinches.[3]

She finds Bartholomew in the garden of her home and picks him up. She returns him to the hotel. After returning, from Paris, Elizabeth comes to visit her son. She finds Alex in the room. Alex reports that he was hurt but that he is better now and he only lost a little blood. Elizabeth says "You saved my son." Alex replies "You saved mine" before leaving the room.[3]


  • To John: "Maybe I should get a gun."
  • To John: "Look, I'm not upset because you're leaving. I'm upset because I secretly want you to go."
  • "Holden!"
  • To Elizabeth: "Please..I can't lose my boy again."


  • This is the second AHS character portrayed by Chloe Sevigny. The first one was Shelly.
  • When working, Alex usually wears her hair in the style of the 1890's Gibson Girl.



  1. Episode: Checking In
  2. Episode 5
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Episode 6

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