Maggie Lawson was born on August 12, 1980, in Louisville, Kentucky, as Margaret Cassidy Lawson and grew into an incredible Hollywood actress whose role as Detective Juliet “Jules” O’Hara in the TV series Psych is still admired.
Lawson is the daughter of housewife Judy and hotel manager Mike Lawson, who plays the role of Detective Juliet “Jules” O’Hara in the TV series Psych. She attended Assumption High School Louisville and the University of Louisville. Maggie has two brothers – Nick and Chris Lawson.
She began her acting career at the age of eight with appearances in local community and dinner theater productions. At ten she hosted the Kid’s Club on WDRB Fox 41 for six years in a row, and at fifteen she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
She made her first film debut in L.A. in 1996 when she played Madelyn in four episodes of the television movie Unhappily Ever After and appeared as Kim in an episode of Hang Time.
Lawson has also starred in various sitcoms such as Home Improvement, Boy Meets World, Cybill, and has made guest appearances on television series such as Smallville and Fear Itself. Her other outstanding appearances include both feature films and television films. She has starred in sitcoms such as It’s All Relative, Crumbs, Inside Schwartz, and also appeared in the television movie Nancy Drew alongside Jill Ritchie, Charlie Finn, and many others. She also played the role of Miss McMartin in the last season of CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
She also played the role of Amanda Maddox in Heart of a Stranger and from 2006 to 2014 she played the role of Juliet O’Hara in Psych.
Her most recent films include the television series Angels from Hell (2016), films on the Hallmark Channel, My Favourite Wedding and Christmas Encore (2017), and the horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet.
Is Maggie Lawson Married? Husband
Maggie Lawson was married to her Back in the Game co-star Ben Koldyke from August 8, 2015, to 2017.
Maggie and Ben met on the set of the ABC baseball comedy “Back in the Game” in which she played Terry Gannon – a single mother and former softball champion. After they had been together for about nine months, the lovebirds tied the knots at the Ben family’s ranch in New Mexico. Unfortunately, the relationship did not last long, as Lawson filed for divorce from Koldyke in early 2017.
Ben was born on March 27, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a respected entrepreneurial family. His father was an investment banker and CEO of the Chicago-based Frontenac company, while his mother is a member of the family that owns one of America’s leading investment companies – the Laird Norton Company.
After graduating in English from Dartmouth College, Ben taught English at a high school and coached soccer in Chicago before embarking on an acting career and making his debut in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2009.
Apart from “Back in the Game” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, Ben has played several roles in feature films, including “How I Met Your Mother”, “The Newsroom”, “The Finest Hours”, “Mr. Robinson” and others. The actor, who currently resides in Santa Monica, California, is currently single.
Her Relationship With James Roday
Before her marriage to Ben Koldyke in 2015, Lawson was in a relationship with her psychological actor colleague James Roday from 2006 to 2014.
James and Lawson met, fell in love, and started dating in 2006 during the shooting of Psych. After being together for about seven years, they ended their relationship in 2014 (the same year Psych ended), leaving behind heartbroken fans who thought they would end up at the altar like in the TV series.
As for Roday, who has a degree in art, he began his career as a stage artist, performing in both classical and contemporary plays. He has also appeared in several television films and adaptations, including Don’t Come Knocking, Rolling Kansas, The Dukes of Hazzard, Beerfest, Fear Itself, First Years, Miss Matched, and others. Since his debut in 1999, he has made 28 series and films. He has also directed about 8 television series.
The talented actor has not been seen or romantically involved with anyone since his divorce. He is probably single and is concentrating on his career for the time being.
Other Facts About Maggie Lawson
Lawson loves animals, no wonder she is co-founder of an animal rescue organization based in Los Angeles, California, called the Tiger Frances Foundation.
In 2000, she starred in the Disney Channel film Model Behavior, together with Justin Timberlake.
Maggie’s net worth is estimated at $2 million. In 2014 she put her 2,892 square meter house in Los Angeles with 4 beds and 3.5 baths up for sale for 2.2 million dollars. In 2015 the property was finally sold for $1.205 million.
The Psych Star is 168 cm tall and weighs 51 kg. Their body measurements are 34-28- 35 inches.