Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe was born to a Chinese father and a Scottish mother in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At a young age, Lowe and her family moved to Hong Kong, where she spent a few years and became fluent in Cantonese.
Lowe started her professional acting career at 15 years old and was quickly cast to appear in numerous television series including “Stargate SGI,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The L Word” and many more. As her film career blossomed, she became one of Hollywood’s most in-demand “Scream Queens” staring in numerous films including the beloved franchise Final Destination, Wrong Turn and Black Christmas. Lowe would later star as sci-fi heroine Toby Nance in the Canadian- produced series “Primeval.” Since 2013 she has starred in the beloved “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” franchise and has earned multiple award nominations for Best Actress for portrayal of the quirky and lovable Rita Haywith.
Recently, Lowe recognized that she had a great desire to spend time behind the camera in the director's chair. She has gone on to produce and direct numerous award-winning short films and was nominated for Best International Director for her short film The Curtain.