Maggie Lawson is a renowned American actress, who captured the heart of many TV viewers with her scintillating performance in the TV series, Psych. In the series, she played the character of Detective Juliet O’ Hara, and presently, she is starring on Fox’s Lethal Weapon as Nathalie Flynn. The actress has been active in the American movie industry for over two decades and counting. In addition to her flourishing career, Maggie is equally an avid animal lover, as well as the co-founder of a Los Angeles-based animal rescue foundation called Tiger Frances Foundation. Learn more about the amazing movie star below.
Maggie Lawson’s Early Life
Maggie Lawson is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, United States. She was born into the family of Mike and Judy Lawson on 12th August 1980. Her father worked as a Hotel Director, while her mother was a diligent Homemaker. She spent her early years in Louisville along with her parents and two siblings named Chris and Nick Lawson.
Growing up, Maggie developed a keen interest in the show business at the age of eight. While attending St Stephen Martyr Grade School, she was also a regular performer at the local community theatre shows. Later on, she attended Assumption High School, Louisville where she also appeared in several plays organized by the school. After graduation, she gained admission into the University of Louisville where she obtained her bachelor’s degree. While in the university, she was a part of the school’s theatre group and made several appearances in various theatre productions.
Soon after her graduation, Maggie relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 17. There, she started pursuing her dreams to become a professional actress. She made her first film appearance while portraying the role of Madelyn in the TV series, Unhappily Ever After in 1996. Later in the same year, she also appeared in an episode of the teen sitcom, Hang Time.
Maggie played small roles in other TV series such as Home Improvement, Party of Five, Family Rules, and Model Behavior; where she portrayed Janine Adams alongside Justin Timberlake. She landed her first major role in the 2002 Lifetime TV film, Heart of a Stranger. She also appeared in Smallville, Cheats, and Nancy Drew in the same year. Maggie got her breakthrough when she joined the cast of the detective comedy-drama, Psych. There, she played the character of Juliet O’ Hara alongside James Roday from 2010 to 2014. She also repeated the same role in Psych: The Movie in 2017.
Currently, Maggie Lawson has been playing the recurring role of Nathalie Flynn in the action-comedy series, Lethal Weapon since 2018. Her latest project includes the 2019 Hallmark TV film, The Story of Us, as well as Treehouse and Psych: The Movie 2, among others.
Who Is Her Husband?
Although Maggie has garnered much fame through her acting career, she is not so successful when it comes to her love life. The talented actress was previously married but now divorced. She got hitched to her Back in the Game co-star Benjamin Koldyke in 2015. Ben has been active in the movie industry since 2000. The Chicago, Illinois native completed his higher education at Dartmouth College, where he bagged a bachelor’s degree in English. His father is a former investor and the CEO of Frontenac Company, Chicago.
The couple met each other on the set of the ABC’s comedy series; Back in the Game in 2013. In the series, Maggie portrayed the role of single mother, Terry Gannon while Ben starred as Dick Slingbaugh. Seeing their on-screen connection, the pair decided to kick off their relationship. After one year, they announced their engagement and in 2015, they tied the knot. Their wedding took place at Ben’s family ranch in Las Vegas, New Mexico on 8th August 2015. Sadly, the couple couldn’t live forever after, as they got separated in 2017. Since then, there is no news of Maggie’s subsequent relationship to date.
Her Relationship with James Roday
Prior to her marriage to Benjamin Koldyke, Maggie Lawson had a long-term romance with her Psych co-star, James Roday. Meanwhile, they got attracted to each other during the film production of Psych in 2006. Following the alluring married life they display on the screen, every of their fan really wished for them to get married. The pair had extraordinary chemistry between them, that they were tagged as the cutest on-screen couple ever seen. Hence, the attraction was so strong that they couldn’t hold it back any longer as it resulted in a real-life love affair.
However, their dreams of living happily ever after couldn’t be achieved, as the couple went their separate ways after 7 years of relationship. Exactly the same year the TV series ended in 2013. Although James appears to be single at the moment; Maggie Lawson is also separated from her husband. Also, the actress doesn’t have kids yet.
Her Net Worth
With so much dedication and hard work towards her career, Maggie Lawson’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. The amazing actress made her wealth from her acting career and other endeavors.