Maggie Lawson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. When she was eight, she began appearing in local community and dinner theatre productions and at 10 she earned an on-air commercial gig at a Louisville TV station which soon lead to a steady six-year role as a TV…more
Maggie is a beginner at poker, but she occasionally plays with the cast and crew of her show Psych.
Maggie appeared in the television movie Nancy Drew. ABC was prepared to make it into a series if it was well-received, but it was not, so no episodes were made.
Maggie's favorite scene from Psych was from the episode "The Old and the Restless" when Shawn and Gus went incognito at a hospital because it was a funny scene. Shawn was dressed as a doctor and Gus was dressed as candystriper.
Maggie resides in Los Angeles.
She loves horseback riding, yoga and pottery.
She has two dogs, Tristen and Dakota.
Maggie continues to juggle her academia endeavors with courses at UCLA.
She is 5'8" (173 cm).
Maggie's dad, Mike, manages a hotel while her mother, Judy is a homemaker.
In 2000, Maggie starred in a ABC-TV movie called Model Behavior with Justin Timberlake.
Maggie graduated from Assumption High School.
Maggie Lawson studied theater at the University of Louisville, and became a youth reporter for the local FOX station before moving to Los Angeles.
Maggie: (On Psych) We have so much fun on the show and yes, the comedy and shenanigans, if you will, that you see on screen is probably doubled off screen. We're always - it almost becomes some sort of game or challenge to crack the other one up, especially when it's their close up. I tend to be a little more professional - no. But James and Dulé, it is very, very funny. It's very hard, even if you look at our blooper reels, it's very hard to get through a take without one of them trying to do something to crack - I mean it really does become a game.
Maggie: (On season 3 of Psych) This season we add a lot of different elements to the show. You see a little more of an emotional side to Shawn, James' character. I think it's going to be a great season. We'll start to see a little more of the maybe romantic side in Shawn's life play out a little bit more with well, I'm not going to give too much away - it's going to be a really good year and we're so excited that John [Landis is] directing us again.
Maggie: (On her Psych costars James Roday and Dule Hill) They sing nonstop on set. It doesn't matter if the song was a hit, and it doesn't matter if they even know it, they'll just make up their own words!
Maggie: I mean, we're just so lucky. I think we all just feel so lucky because we're on a show that we really push ourselves to deliver the best.
Maggie: (On season 3 of Psych) I think there's a little more weight to the episodes this year. There's a little more substance.
Maggie: (On the episode "Murder?...Anyone?...Anyone?...Bueller?) I have to go undercover as a member of the high school reunion that the episode is taking place at, and I show up in a prom dress that I never got to wear to my prom. So Juliet's running around in undercover, really crinkly, shiny pink attire. I'm undercover so I sort of have to convince everyone that I'm a member of the class. Like, "How are you?" Yeah. It's a whole John Hughes thing, so even the characters, some of the shots and the scenes. I think for all of us just because that's what we all grew up with was just, "Oh, my god!" It was so much fun. It was like finally, after all the '80s references we have on the show, we get that episode.
Maggie: (On season three of Psych) This year so far, again, we're getting - we're exploring a little bit more the Juliet-Lassiter relationship on not a romantic level but just on more of a personal level. Taking an interest in the other one's lives. We're teaming up more rather than bickering. And we see a little bit of a softer side to both characters. And I think later on in the season we're going to see a lot of changes in Lassiter's world and in Juliet's world. And exploring just what she and Shawn really think of each other. That's all I'll say about that. And just again this year - it's like with every season I feel like - first season I was the new detective at the Santa Barbara Police Department and so it was all about sort of negotiating all the men. And then Chief Vick was around more so I had more of a pal last year and I was getting more comfortable. And then I think Juliet this year is really secure in her job. And I think the personal side of her life is struggling a little bit more. So hopefully we'll get into that a little bit.
Maggie: (says about her roles) I'm not the stereotypical blonde vixen girl but rather the blonde freckled girl from Kentucky.
Maggie: (on take-charge personalities or sensitive guys)Take-charge personality. I have enough sensitivity and emotion for the both of us.
Maggie: (on the importance of intelligence and money in a guy)
Intelligence is important, and money isn't.
Maggie: (on looking like Alicia Silverstone) It worked for her!
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