|Born||November 30, 1960 (age 56) 
Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Renee Lawless-Orsini (born November 30, 1960) is an American actress and singer. She is currently starring as the bitter and distant matriarch, Katheryn Cryer, in the OWN drama series The Haves and the Have Nots.
Lawless was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and moved with her family to Jacksonville in at age 9 and graduated from Sandalwood High School, Stetson University, and University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music. As of mid 1990's she appeared primary on stage productions, like national touring of Beauty and the Beast, and Wicked.
- David Crumpler (May 28, 2013). "Two actresses with Jacksonville ties star in new Oprah Winfrey Network show". Jacksonville News. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
- Susan Alexander (May 24, 2013). "Knox native Renee Lawless takes on lead role in Tyler Perry drama 'The Haves and the Have Nots'". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
- "Renée Lawless as Katheryn Cryer". OWN. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
- Philiana Ng (April 4, 2013). "OWN Sets Premieres for Tyler Perry's Scripted Series, Greenlights Two Shows". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
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