Maggie Lawson
Born: August 12, 1980
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation: Actress
Years Active: 1996-present
Spouse (s): Ben Koldyke (2015-2017) Lawson filed for divorce

Margaret "Maggie" Lawson (b. August 12, 1980, in Louisville, KY) is an American actress best known for her role as Juliet O'Hara on Psych.


Lawson was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Judy and Mike Lawson. Her mom was a homemaker, and her father a hotel manager. Lawson attended Assumption High School, an all-girls Catholic School in Louisville. She is the middle child of two brothers, Nick and Chris.

Although Lawson is best known for her role in Psych, she has appeared on a myriad of other shows, including Unhappily Ever After, Justified, Smallville, Rules of Engagement, Back in the Game, Two and a Half Men, and Angel from Hell.

Lawson dated her Psych co-star James Roday from 2006 until approximately late 2013/early 2014. [1] She became engaged to actor Ben Koldyke in November 2014 and they married nine months later, in August 2015. [2][3][4] Lawson and Koldyke later divorced in early 2017.

Lawson is an avid animal lover and co-founder of the Tiger Frances Foundation, an animal rescue organization based in Los Angeles, California. [5][6]

According to USA Network's "Psych All Night" event, Lawson's favorite episode of the show is "Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast."


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Unhappily Ever After Madelyn 2 Episodes
Hang Time Kim 1 Episode
1997 Step by Step Alana Mills 1 Episode
Boy Meets World Debbie 1 Episode
Meego Brooke 1 Episode
Cybill Jennifer 12 Episodes
1998 Home Improvement Samantha Hase 1 Episode
Pleasantville Lisa Anne
I've Been Waiting for You Debbie Murdock
1999 Party of Five Alexa Recurring Role
ER Shannon Mitchell 1 Episode
Working Julie 1 Episode
Felicity Rebecca 1 Episode
2000 Model Behavior Alex Borroughs/Janine Adams TV Film
2001 Inside Schwartz Eve Series Regular
2002 Nancy Drew Nancy Drew TV Movie
Cheats Julie Merkel
Heart of a Stranger Amanda Maddox TV Movie
Smallville Chrissy/Missy Parker 1 Episode
2003 Winter Break Michelle
2003-2004 It's All Relative Liz Stoddard-Banks Series Regular
2004 Love Rules Kelly TV Film
Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman Rachel TV Film
2005 Tru Calling Megan Roberts 1 Episode
2006 Crumbs Andrea Malone Series Regular
2006-2014 Psych Juliet O'Hara Series Regular
2007 Cleaner Cherie
Rules of Engagement 1 Episode
2008 Fear Itself Samantha 1 Episode
2009 Still Waiting... Allison
Killer Hair Lacey Smithsonian TV Film
Hostile Makeover Lacey Smithsonian TV Film
Gamer News Co-Host #2
2010 A Date With Diana Diana Short Film
2012 Justified  Layla 1 Episode
2013 Back in the Game Terry Gannon, Jr. Series Regular
2014-2015 Two and a Half Men Ms. McMartin 10 Episodes
2016 Angel from Hell Allison Series Regular