Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Maggie Lawson started appearing in local community and dinner theater when she was eight years old. She became a youth journalist for the local FOX station before moving to Los Angeles.
Lawson can currently be seen recurring in the third season of the FOX hit series “Lethal Weapon” alongside Seann William Scott and Damon Wayans. Last year Lawson reprised her longstanding television role in the “Psych: The Movie.” She recurred on Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet,” opposite Drew Barrymore and Tim Olyphant. In addition to her reprisal and recurring television roles, Lawson played the lead in the Hallmark Channel original movie “My Favorite Wedding,” as well as completed recurring arcs on the Netflix series “The Ranch” and CBS’s “The Great Indoors.”
In previous years, Lawson also starred opposite Jane Lynch in the CBS series “Angel from Hell.” Also that year, she filmed the Netflix feature “Spivak,” starring alongside Michael Bacall and Rob Kazinsky. Prior to that she had a season long arc on Chuck Lorre’s “Two and a Half Men,” playing the love interest to both Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher.
Lawson is well known for her role as Juliet O’Hara on the USA hit series “Psych.” Other television credits include “Back in the Game,” “Justified,” “Crumbs,” “It’s All Relative,” “Inside Schwartz,” “E.R.” “Party of Five” amd “Felicity.” Television movie credits include “Killer Hair,” “Hostile Makeover,” “Model Behavior” and, on the CBS, “Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman.” Her film credits include Cheats, Pleasantville, Nice Guys Sleep Alone and Cleaner.
Lawson is an animal-lover and the co-founder of The Tiger Frances Foundation, a non-profit organization to end animal abuse and place animals in loving homes. She is especially proud of Love on Paws, a program created by TTFF to bring rescue animals into the classroom, sharing their stories with kids to help foster empathy and compassion, important components in the quest to end abuse. The program is currently partnered with Communities in Schools and School on Wheels. Lawson currently resides in Los Angeles.