Maggie Lawson

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Maggie Lawson
Maggie Lawson by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Lawson at Comic Con, San Diego, July 18, 2013
Born Margaret Cassidy Lawson[1]
(1980-08-12) August 12, 1980 (age 33)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Partner(s) James Roday (2006–present)

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. She also has starred in the sitcoms Inside Schwartz, It's All Relative, and Crumbs, as well as the television movie Nancy Drew.

Life and career[edit]

Lawson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Judy, a homemaker, and Mike Lawson, a hotel manager.[2] She attended Assumption High School, an All-Girls Catholic school. Early on, she co-hosted WDRB Fox 41 Kid's Club in Louisville. In 2000, she starred in Model Behavior, an ABC-TV movie featuring Justin Timberlake. She also made guest appearances on television series such as Smallville and Fear Itself. She was recently the star of a play called Greedy, directed by James Roday, which played for a few weekends in Los Angeles.[3]

She co-starred in the USA Network original series, Psych, as Detective Juliet O'Hara. She has been in a relationship with Psych co-star James Roday since 2006.

In 2011 she did a short skit called "A date with Dianna" for College Humor. In it she played Wonder and went on a date with a fan.

On February 5, 2014 USA Network announced that Psych would finish its run on March 26 after 8 seasons.[4]

Lawson starred in the ABC sitcom Back In The Game, which was picked up for the 2013 fall season. She played Terry Gannon, a single mother and former college softball player who reluctantly agrees to coach her son's little league team.[5] On November 1, 2013, ABC canceled Back in the Game.[6] The tenth episode was aired on December 11, 2013. ABC will not air the remaining three episodes of its original 13-episode order, but may do so at a later date.[7]

In 2014, it was announced that Lawson will topline the CBS comedy pilot Save the Date.[8]


Lawson at the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego.
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Unhappily Ever After Madelyn 2 episodes
Hang Time Kim 1 episode
1997 Step by Step Alana Mills
Boy Meets World Debbie
Meego Brooke
Cybill Jennifer 12 episodes
1998 Home Improvement Samantha Hase 1 episode
Pleasantville Lisa Anne
I've Been Waiting for You Debbie Murdock
1999 Party of Five Alexa Recurring role
Nice Guys Sleep Alone Meghan
ER Shannon Mitchell 1 episode
Family Rules Hope Harrison 6 episodes
Working Julie 1 episode
Felicity Rebecca
2000 Model Behavior Alex Borroughs/Janine Adams TV film
2001 Inside Schwartz Eve Series regular
2002 Nancy Drew Nancy Drew TV movie
Cheats Julie Merkel
Heart of a Stranger Amanda Maddox TV movie
Smallville Chrissy/Missy Parker 1 episode
2003 Winter Break Michelle Casper
2003–2004 It's All Relative Liz Stoddard-Banks Series regular
2004 Love Rules Kelly TV film
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Rachel
2005 Tru Calling Megan Roberts 1 episode
2006 Crumbs Andrea Malone Series regular
2006–2014 Psych Juliet O'Hara
2007 Cleaner Cherie
Rules of Engagement Jesse 1 episode
2008 Fear Itself Samantha
2009 Still Waiting... Allison
Killer Hair Lacey Smithsonian TV film
Hostile Makeover Lacey Smithsonian
Gamer Female News Host #1
2010 A Date with Diana Diana Shortfilm
2012 Justified Layla 1 episode
2013 Back in the Game Terry Gannon, Jr. Series regular
2014 Save the Date Kate Series regular


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