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Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara in the TV show Psych. From 2018 - 2019, she held the recurring role of Nathalie Flynn on Fox's Lethal Weapon's third and final season.
Lawson at Comic Con, San Diego, July 18, 2013
Margaret Cassidy Lawson
August 12, 1980
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ben Koldyke (m. 2015-2017)|
Lawson was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Judy, a homemaker and Mike Lawson, a hotel manager. She attended St. Stephen Martyr School, a Catholic grade school and then Assumption High School, an all-girls Catholic School in Louisville.
Lawson started her career at the age of 8 in local community and dinner theater productions. She later became a youth TV host on WDRB Fox 41 Kid's Club in Louisville, and moved to Los Angeles for her first pilot at 15.
In 2011, Lawson briefly returned to her roots in theater to star in the play Greedy, directed by James Roday, which played for a few weekends in Los Angeles.
Lawson starred in various sitcoms like Cybill, Boy Meets World and Home Improvement throughout her early career in both guest starring and supporting roles. She also made guest appearances on television series such as Smallville and Fear Itself, and co-starred in It's All Relative and Crumbs.
For Disney Channel, Lawson starred in a double role in Model Behavior featuring Justin Timberlake, and in the 2002 instalment of Nancy Drew in the title role. Other film credits include Pleasantville, Nice Guys Sleep Alone and Cleaner.
From 2006 to 2014, Lawson co-starred in the USA Network original series, Psych, as Detective Juliet O'Hara. She reprised her role in 2017 in Psych: The Movie and will do so again in the sequel set to air late 2019.
Following Psych, she scored leading roles in ABC's 2013 sitcom Back In The Game, CBS's 2014 sitcom pilot Save the Date and CBS's 2016 fantasy sitcom Angel from Hell. She also had short arcs on Two And A Half Men, The Great Indoors, and Netflix's The Ranch'’.
Also for Netflix, Lawson starred in the recurring role of Christa on the second and third seasons of horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet as well as the movie Spivak in 2018.
For Hallmark Channel, Lawson has starred in My Favourite Wedding and Christmas Encore in 2017, and The Story of Us in 2019.
Most recently, Lawson starred in a recurring role as Dr. Natalie Flynn on the 3rd season of Lethal Weapon and was featured in Treehouse, the 6th episode of Hulu's monthly horror movie anthology Into The Dark.
She will play Cay, the female lead opposite Jason Biggs, in the upcoming FOX comedy series Outmatched (fka Geniuses), "about a blue-collar couple [...] in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses."
Lawson is an avid animal lover and co-founder of the Tiger Frances Foundation, an animal rescue organization based in Los Angeles, California.
She dated her Psych co-star, James Roday, from 2006–2013.
Lawson was engaged to Back in the Game co-star Ben Koldyke on November 14, 2014, and married him on August 8, 2015, on his family's ranch in New Mexico. In early 2017, Lawson filed for divorce from Koldyke.
|1996–1997||Unhappily Ever After||Madelyn||4 episodes|
|1996||Hang Time||Kim||1 episode|
|1997||Step by Step||Alana Mills||1 episode|
|Boy Meets World||Debbie||1 episode|
|1998||Home Improvement||Samantha Hayes||1 episode|
|Kelly Kelly||Ally||1 episode|
|Pleasantville||Lisa Anne||Theatrical film|
|I've Been Waiting for You||Debbie Murdock||Television film (NBC)|
|1999||Party of Five||Alexa||Recurring role|
|Nice Guys Sleep Alone||Meghan|
|ER||Shannon Mitchell||1 episode|
|Family Rules||Hope Harrison||6 episodes|
|2000||Model Behavior||Alex Burroughs/Janine Adams||Television film (Wonderful World of Disney)|
|2002||Nancy Drew||Nancy Drew||Television film (Wonderful World of Disney)|
|Cheats||Julie Merkel||Television film (HBO)|
|Heart of a Stranger||Amanda Maddox||Television film (Lifetime)|
|Smallville||Chrissy/Missy Parker||1 episode|
|2003||Winter Break||Michelle Casper|
|2003–2004||It's All Relative||Liz Stoddard-Banks||Series regular|
|2004||Spellbound||a mortal woman||Television film|
|Love Rules||Kelly||Television film (ABC Family)|
|Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman||Rachel||Television film (CBS)|
|2005||Tru Calling||Megan Roberts||1 episode|
|2006||Crumbs||Andrea Malone||Series regular|
|2006–2014||Psych||Juliet O'Hara||Main Cast 119 Episodes|
|Rules of Engagement||Jesse||1 episode|
|2008||Fear Itself||Samantha||1 episode|
|2009||Still Waiting...||Allison||Direct to DVD|
|Killer Hair||Lacey Smithsonian||Television film (Lifetime Movies)|
|Hostile Makeover||Lacey Smithsonian||Television film (Lifetime Movies)|
|Gamer||Female News Host #1|
|2010||A Date with Diana||Diana||Shortfilm|
|2012-2013||Back in the Game||Terry Gannon, Jr.||Series lead|
|2014–2015||Two and a Half Men||Ms. McMartin||12 episodes|
|2016||Angel from Hell||Allison||Series lead|
|2017||The Great Indoors||Rachel||4 episodes|
|My Favorite Wedding||Tess Harper||Television film (Hallmark)|
|Psych: The Movie||Juliet O'Hara||TV movie|
|Christmas Encore||Charlotte Lacy||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2017-2018||The Ranch||Jen||7 episodes|
|2018||Spivak||Jeanine Mulholland||Netflix film|
|Santa Clarita Diet||Christa||3 episodes|
|2018-2019||Lethal Weapon||Natalie Flynn||Recurring|
|2019||The Story of Us||Jamie||Television film (Hallmark)|
|Treehouse||non-speaking role||Episode 6 of Hulu anthology Into The Dark|
|Psych: The Movie 2||Juliet O'Hara||TV movie|
- Angel from Hell case – Maggie Lawson CBS
- Nicole Smith [@nicole_msmith] (2015-10-10). "Simply stunning. Congrats to @maggielawson and @BenjaminKoldyke! #LoveChangesEverything Photo credit: Maggie Lawson" (Tweet). Retweeted by Maggie Lawson. Retrieved 7 January 2016 – via Twitter.
- "Kevin Pollak Chat Show with James Roday and Maggie Lawson". April 19, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
- Ausiello, Michael; Ausiello, Michael (7 August 2018). "James Roday Talks Psych Sequel Delay: 'We'll Figure Out a Way to Do It'". Tvline.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- "Maggie Lawson Age, Height, James Roday, Husband, Family, Biography". Celebrity XYZ. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- David, Mark; David, Mark (9 February 2018). "Ben Koldyke Selling Updated 1920s Santa Monica Craftsman (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.