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
(1980-08-12) August 12, 1980 (age 35)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Ben Koldyke (m.2015)[1][2]

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 supporting role as Miss McMartin in the 12th and final season of Two and a Half Men.

Life and career[edit]

Lawson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Judy, a homemaker, and Mike Lawson, a hotel manager.[3] 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.[4]

She co-starred in the USA Network original series, Psych, as Detective Juliet O'Hara. Lawson dated fellow Psych co-star James Roday for 9 years.

In 2011 she did a short skit called "A Date with Diana" for Funny or Die. In it she played Wonder Woman 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.[5]

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.[6] On November 1, 2013, ABC canceled Back in the Game.[7] 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.[8]

In 2014, it was announced that Lawson will topline the CBS comedy pilot Save the Date.[9]


Lawson at the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego.
Year Title Role Notes
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
1997 Meego Brooke 1 episode
1997 Cybill Jennifer 12 episodes
1998 Home Improvement Samantha Hayes 1 episode
1998 Pleasantville Lisa Anne
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
1999 Working Julie 1 episode
1999 Felicity Rebecca 1 episode
2000 Model Behavior Alex Burroughs/Janine Adams TV film
2001 Inside Schwartz Eve Series regular
2002 Nancy Drew Nancy Drew TV movie
2002 Cheats Julie Merkel
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 Cleaner Cherie
2007 Rules of Engagement Jesse 1 episode
2008 Fear Itself Samantha 1 episode
2009 Still Waiting... Allison
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
2012 Justified Layla 1 episode
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
2016–present Angel from Hell Allison Series regular


  1. ^ Angel from Hell case – Maggie Lawson CBS
  2. ^ "Maggie Lawson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Maggie Lawson Biography (1980–)". Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Stoudt, Charlotte (January 12, 2011). "The Spotlight: James Roday". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "USA cancels 'Psych' after 8 seasons". Chicago Tribune. February 5, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ West, Kelly (May 14, 2013). "Maggie Lawson And James Caan Get Back In The Game In New ABC Comedy". Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Back in the Game Not Finishing Its Run on ABC; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 9, 2013)". December 6, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 11, 2014). "Maggie Lawson To Topline CBS Comedy Pilot 'Save The Date'". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 

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