Megyn Price

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Megyn Price
Megyn Price.jpg
Price and Patrick Warburton in 2008.
Born (1971-03-24) March 24, 1971 (age 50)
Alma materStanford University
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Bill Lawrence (divorced)
Edward Cotner

Megyn Samantha Price (born March 24, 1971) is an American actress, best known for her roles on television as Claudia Finnerty in the FOX Network/WB sitcom Grounded for Life (2001–05), Audrey Bingham on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement (2007–13), and Mary Roth on the Netflix sitcom The Ranch (2016–2020).

Early life[edit]

Price was born in Seattle, Washington and was raised as a Mormon.[1] While attending Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, she produced and wrote a play, Here Comes the Sun, but thought acting was "the dumbest career choice anyone could possibly make".[2] At Stanford University[3] she studied economics and communication, and continued to act in school productions, as well as performing at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. After a year as an investment banker, Price decided to pursue acting as a profession.[2]


Price began her acting career in the early 1990s. She made her television debut in an episode of Quantum Leap.[2][3] She has also made a number of guest appearances on television shows, including Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Renegade, The Drew Carey Show, Will & Grace, and Drop Dead Diva.[4] Her first series regular role was in the short-lived 1996 ABC comedy series Common Law opposite Greg Giraldo. From 1998 to 1999, she was lead actress in another short-lived sitcom, called LateLine, on NBC. In film, she had supporting roles in Mystery, Alaska and Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector.

From 2001 to 2005, Price starred as Claudia Finnerty in The WB comedy series Grounded for Life opposite Donal Logue. She later starred as Audrey Bingham in the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement alongside Patrick Warburton and David Spade. She also directed one episode of season seven.[5] The series was cancelled after seven seasons and 100 episodes in May 2013.[6] Later in 2013, Price starred in the Lifetime television movie, A Country Christmas Story,[7] and was cast in the Lifetime comedy-drama pilot UnREAL as an executive producer named Julia, opposite Shiri Appleby.[8] On February 6, 2014, Lifetime officially green-lit UnREAL with a 10-episode series order, set to premiere in the summer of 2014.[9] On June 2, 2014, Constance Zimmer replaced Price in the show.[10] In early 2016, Price returned to television with a role in the Netflix comedy series, The Ranch along with Ashton Kutcher and Elisha Cuthbert, playing Danny Masterson's love interest.[11] In 2020, she Guest Starred in Episode 4 of Season 10 of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Personal life[edit]

Price lives in Montecito, California, with her second husband, Edward Cotner, an emergency department doctor and a former high school friend. Their daughter Grace was born in July 2007.[3] Her first husband was Bill Lawrence, the creator of Scrubs and other television shows.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Love Happens Lisa Harris
Mystery, Alaska Sarah Heinz
2003 Living in Walter's World Steve's Wife Short film
2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Jane Whitley
2012 3 Day Test Jackie Taylor
The Polar Bears Sakari Animated short film
2013 A Country Christmas Story Jenny Television film
2018 Bumblebee Amber
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Quantum Leap Suzanne Sanders Episode: "Liberation – October 16, 1968"
1994 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Samantha Episode: "Drinking 101"
1996 Common Law Nancy Slaton Series regular, 9 episodes
Renegade Mary Beth Larson / Schultz Episode: "Baby Makes Three"
1995–96 The Drew Carey Show Waitress Episodes: "Miss Right" and "Drew and Mr. Bell's Nephew"
1998–99 LateLine Gale Ingersoll Series regular, 17 episodes
2000 Will & Grace Claire Episode: "Seeds of Discontent"
2001–05 Grounded for Life Claudia Finnerty Series regular, 91 episodes
2005–09 American Dad! Linda Memari Voice, 5 episodes
2012 Drop Dead Diva Emily Horn Episode: "Welcome Back"
2007–13 Rules of Engagement Audrey Bingham Series regular, 100 episodes
2014 UnREAL Julia Original Pilot
2016 Hometown Hero Rhonda Hallmark Movie
2016–2020 The Ranch Mary Roth Recurring role, 45 episodes
2019 Mr. Iglesias Walter's Mom - Jessica Recurring role
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Donna Meyer 1 episode
2020 Schooled Deb Lewis Episode: "Lainey's Mom"


  1. ^ Adam Carolla Show interview, 2008-04-25
  2. ^ a b c Soldan, Penny. "Former Norman High School scholar Megyn Price stars in 'Rules of Engagement'" The Oklahoman, 25 February 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Megyn Price Biography". Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Drop Dead Diva Rounds Up Patty Duke, Emily Rutherford and More". 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  5. ^ "'Rules of Engagement' Star Megyn Price Directs the Comedy's 'Serious Story' Turn". TheWrap. 2013-04-29. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (2013-05-10). "'Rules of Engagement' cancelled after 7 seasons". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  7. ^ Cooper, Jackie K. (2013-11-09). "A Country Christmas Story Is a Story of Hope and Forgiveness". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  8. ^ "'Rules of Engagement,' 'Mad Men' Alums Among 4 Cast in Lifetime's 'Unreal' (Exclusive)". 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 6, 2014). "Lifetime Picks Up Marti Noxon's Dark Comedy Pilot 'Un-Real' To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Constance Zimmer To Star In New Lifetime Series 'Un-Real' – Deadline". Deadline Hollywood.
  11. ^ Denise Petski. "David Zayas Joins 'Shut Eye'; Megyn Price Heads To 'The Ranch' – Deadline". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Who is Bill Lawrence?". Omnilexica.

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