Who is Maggie Lawson?

American actress Margaret Cassidy ‘Maggie’ Lawson was born in Louisville, Kentucky USA, on 12 August 1980, making Leo her zodiac sign. She has 59 acting credits, but is perhaps still known best for playing Female News Host in the 2009 action science fiction thriller movie “Gamer”, which starred Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall, and was written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. It follows a group of death row convicts who are being mind-controlled in a survival game – the film won a 2008 Golden Trailer for Best Trailer – No Movie.

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Education and early life

Maggie was raised alongside her brothers Nick and Chris Lawson in Louisville, by their father Mike Lawson and mother Judy; Maggie avoids speaking about her parents and siblings in public as she respects their privacy, but it’s known that her mother’s a housewife and father a hotel manager.

She was eight years old when she fell in love with acting, and began appearing in school and theatre plays; Maggie was 16 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Kim in the 1996 episode “Green-Eyed Julie” of the sports comedy “Hang Time”, and she’s since been active in the film industry.

She studied at Assumption High School prior to transferring to a local high school in Los Angeles, California, having moved there to work on her acting career; Maggie matriculated in 1998 and then remained focused on acting, thus not enrolling at college.

Roles in TV series

Maggie played Madolyn in four episodes (1997) of the popular comedy “Unhappily Ever After”, which starred Geoff Pierson and Kevin Connolly, and was created by Arthur Silver and Ron Leavitt. It follows a man who’s been diagnosed with schizophrenia, while his wife and two children now have to take care of him; the series aired from 1995 through 1997 and was nominated for three awards. Some of Maggie’s roles in the remainder of the ‘90s were in an episode of the romantic family comedy “Step by Step”, the comedy “Cybill” and the science fiction comedy “Meego”.

In 2001 and 2002, she portrayed Eve in the comedy “Inside Schwartz”, which starred Miriam Shor and Breckin Meyer, and was created by Stephen Engel. It follows a minor league sportscaster who’s just been dumped by his girlfriend, and the series won a 2002 BMI TV Music Award.

What also marked the 2000s for Maggie was starring as Liz Stoddard-Banks in the 2004 romantic comedy “It’s All Relative”, which also starred Harriet Sansom Harris and Lenny Clarke, and was created by Anne Flett-Giordano and Chuck Ranberg. It follows bartender Bobby who’s engaged to Harvard medical student Liz, while their families are totally different; the series was nominated for two awards. Some of Maggie’s appearances in the remainder of the decade were in an episode of the fantasy mystery “Tru Calling”, the crime mystery comedy “Psych Webisodes”, and the romantic comedy “Rules of Engagement”.

From 2006 through 2014, she starred as Juliet O’Hara in all the 120 episodes of the crime mystery comedy “Psych”, which also starred Dule Hill and James Roday Rodriguez, and was created by Steve Franks. It follows a conman who’s convinced the police that he’s psychic, and has now begun working for them; the series won five of its 36 award nominations.

Some of Maggie’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2019 episode “Treehouse” of the fantasy horror “Into the Dark”, four episodes of the 2019 horror comedy “Santa Clarita Diet”, and 10 episodes of the 2020 comedy “Outmatched”.

Roles in movies

Maggie’s debut film role was playing Debbie Murdock in the 1998 horror thriller “I’ve Been Waiting for You”, which starred Soleil Moon Frye and Sarah Chalke, and was directed by Christopher Leitch; it follows a girl who’s moved to a small town and has now been compared to a legendary witch.

Some of Maggie’s following roles were in the 1998 fantasy comedy “Pleasantville”, the 1999 romantic comedy “Nice Guys Sleep Alone” and the 2001 mystery “The Third Degree”. In 2002, Maggie portrayed Julie in the comedy “Cheats”, which starred Matthew Lawrence and Trevor Fehrman, and was written and directed by Andrew Gurland; it tells the story of a group of friends as they’re cheating on their high school tests. Maggie didn’t have many film roles in the remainder of the 2000s, with some of these having been in the 2004 romantic drama “Love Rules!”, the 2004 drama “Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman”, and the 2007 crime thriller “Cleaner”.

The year 2017 saw her star as Juliet O’Hara in the popular crime mystery comedy “Psych: The Movie”, which also starred Dule Hill and James Roday Rodriguez, and was written and directed by Steve Franks. It follows a group of police detectives investigating a murder, and the film was nominated for two awards.

Some of Maggie’s most recent film roles have been in the 2020 crime mystery comedy “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home”, its 2021 sequel “Psych 3: This Is Gus”, and the 2021 romantic comedy “A Lot Like Christmas” (lead role).

Other credits

Maggie sang five songs in the 2013 episode “Psych the Musical” of the series “Psych”, and the song “Allison Road” in the 2017 “Psych: The Movie”.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Entertainment Tonight”, “Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum” and “TalkVille”.

Love life and relationships

There are two men whom Maggie’s been with, that her fans know about. While shooting for the series “Psych” from 2006 through 2014, she was in a relationship with famous American actor and screenwriter James Roday Rodriguez, who played the lead character in the series; James has appeared in 37 movies and TV series, and has won two of his 12 award nominations.

Maggie revealed on 14 November 2014 that she and American actor Benjamin ‘Ben’ Koldyke had become engaged; he has 29 acting credits, and is probably known best for playing Donald Bangs in the 2016 historical action movie “The Finest Hours”. Maggie and Ben married on 8 August 2015, but divorced in 2017.

Maggie seems to be unattached as of June 2023, was once married to Ben Koldyke and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Maggie’s followed by close to 200,000 people on Instagram and has posted nearly 350 pictures and videos, while most of these show her during her everyday life.

She’s a huge lover of animals, with rhinos being her favorites; Maggie’s been to a number of zoos and is a supporter of the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

She loves snow, which is why winter’s her favorite season; she can both snowboard and ski.

Maggie loves colorful things.

Her pet dog Peanut died in 2022, and she’s revealed on Instagram that she still misses it.

Maggie likes to travel and has been to a number of US states, while her goal is to visit them all.

One of her favorite actors is Danny DeVito, and some of her favorite movies include “Romancing the Stone”, “The Rainmaker” and “Other People’s Money”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Maggie’s age is 42. Her hair’s blonde and eyes are blue, she’s 5ft 3ins (1.61m) tall and weighs around 110lbs (51kgs).

Maggie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of June 2023.

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