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 recently starred in Hallmark Channel’s “My Favorite Wedding,” completed recurring arcs on the Netflix series “The Ranch” as well as CBS’ “The Great Indoors” and in 2016, she 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 hit USA series “Psych,” a role to which she returns in the upcoming feature film “Psych: The Movie.” Other television credits include “Back in The Game,” “Justified,” “Crumbs,” “It’s All Relative,” “Inside Schwartz,” “E.R.” “Party of Five” and “Felicity.” Television movie credits include “Killer Hair,” “Hostile Makeover,” “Model Behavior” and “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. She currently resides in Los Angeles.