Lawson at Comic Con, San Diego, July 18, 2013
|Born||Margaret Cassidy Lawson
August 12, 1980
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
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. In late 2014 and early 2015, she had a major supporting role as Miss McMartin in the 12th and final season of Two and a Half Men.
Life and career
Lawson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Judy, a homemaker, and Mike Lawson, a hotel manager. 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, a Disney Channel 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.
On February 5, 2014 USA Network announced that Psych would finish its run on March 26 after 8 seasons.
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. On November 1, 2013, ABC canceled Back in the Game. 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.
In 2014, it was announced that Lawson will topline the CBS comedy pilot Save the Date.
|1996–1997||Unhappily Ever After||Madelyn||4 episodes|
|1996||Hang Time||Kim||1 episode|
|1997||Step by Step||Alana Mills||1 episode|
|1997||Boy Meets World||Debbie||1 episode|
|1998||Home Improvement||Samantha Hayes||1 episode|
|1998||I've Been Waiting for You||Debbie Murdock|
|1999||Party of Five||Alexa||Recurring role|
|1999||Nice Guys Sleep Alone||Meghan|
|1999||ER||Shannon Mitchell||1 episode|
|1999||Family Rules||Hope Harrison||6 episodes|
|2000||Model Behavior||Alex Borroughs/Janine Adams||TV film|
|2001||Inside Schwartz||Eve||Series regular|
|2002||Nancy Drew||Nancy Drew||TV movie|
|2002||Heart of a Stranger||Amanda Maddox||TV movie|
|2002||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|
|2004||Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman||Rachel||TV film|
|2005||Tru Calling||Megan Roberts||1 episode|
|2006||Crumbs||Andrea Malone||Series regular|
|2006–2014||Psych||Juliet O'Hara||Series regular|
|2007||Rules of Engagement||Jesse||1 episode|
|2008||Fear Itself||Samantha||1 episode|
|2009||Killer Hair||Lacey Smithsonian||TV film|
|2009||Hostile Makeover||Lacey Smithsonian||TV film|
|2009||Gamer||Female News Host #1|
|2010||A Date with Diana||Diana||Shortfilm|
|2013||Back in the Game||Terry Gannon, Jr.||Series regular|
|2014||Save the Date||Kate||Series regular|
|2014–2015||Two and a Half Men||Ms. McMartin||12 episodes|
|2015–present||Angel from Hell||Amy||Series regular|
- "Maggie Lawson Biography (1980-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
- Stoudt, Charlotte (January 12, 2011). "The Spotlight: James Roday". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
- "USA cancels 'Psych' after 8 seasons". Chicago Tribune. February 5, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- West, Kelly (May 14, 2013). "Maggie Lawson And James Caan Get Back In The Game In New ABC Comedy". CinemaBlend.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- Seidman, Robert (November 1, 2013). "'Back In The Game' Canceled by ABC; 'Trophy Wife' & 'The Goldbergs' Get Full Seasons; More Episodes for 'Super Fun Night'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
- "Back in the Game Not Finishing Its Run on ABC; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 9, 2013)". SitcomsOnline.com. December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 11, 2014). "Maggie Lawson To Topline CBS Comedy Pilot 'Save The Date'". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
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