Hometown: Born and raised in Louisville, Ky., according to her Wikipedia entry.
Best Known For: Lawson currently co-stars on the USA Network mystery dramedy Psych, playing Det. Juliet O'Hara, who has tolerated the antics of fake psychic Shawn Spencer and his buddy Burton Guster since the second episode. (Shawn and Juliet finally became a couple in season 5; Maggie and actor James Roday, who plays Shawn, have been romantically linked since 2006.)
|Juliet goes undercover in the roller derby |
circuit in this scene from Psych.
Humble Beginnings: As a teen actress in the 1990s, Lawson made the obligatory appearances on a variety of sitcoms, including Unhappily Ever After, Boy Meets World, Cybill and Home Improvement, and she had a recurring role on the drama Party of Five. She appeared on Smallville in 2002.
|Note: Not Alicia Silverstone.|
Deja Vu All Over Again: She guest-starred on the Fred Savage sitcom Working, and was a regular cast member on Savage's later show Crumbs -- a sitcom that dared to mine humor in a closeted gay man returning home to work at the failing family business and re-connect with his now-divorced parents after the death of his older sibling. Well, when you put it that way, it makes sense it didn't last a full season. But she made an impression on Ye Olde Podcaster then.
Obligatory Edgy Stuff: Urm ... she appeared in the direct-to-DVD movie Still Waiting..., the sequel to a film that had some gross-out humor. That's about as edgy a fact as Ye Olde Podcaster could find.
|With Rachel Wilson in Winter Break.|
|Also not Maggie Lawson, Miss Virginia Teen USA 1999.|
|Perhaps the only photo in which she looks |
a bit like Malin Åkerman.