(Allison in ANGEL FROM HELL)
Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Lawson started appearing in local community and dinner theater when she was 8 years old. She became a youth journalist for a local news station before moving to Los Angeles.
Lawson was most recently seen in a season-long arc as Ms. McMartin on the 12th and final season of “Two and a Half Men, on the Network. She is also known for her role as Juliet O’Hara on the series “Psych.” Other television series 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, on the Network, “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 (TTFF), 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.
Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with her soon-to-be husband, Benjamin Koldyke. Her birth date is Aug. 12. Follow her on Twitter at @maggielawson.