Who Is Bianca Lawson?
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Bianca Jasmine Lawson is an American television actress. She got her start as a teenager, appearing in sitcoms such as Saved by the Bell, and Goode Behavior. Nowadays, she is a regular fixture on the OWN TV series, Queen Sugar. Apart from television, Lawson has also dabbled in film roles too – Although her presence is more noticeable on TV. Lawson is also known for her extremely youthful appearance, and being a part of the iconic Gordy family.
Career Focus: Acting
Popular Works: [Film] Save the Last Dance (2001, Thomas Carter), Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003, Victor Salva), National Lampoon’s Pledge This! (2006, William Heins) [Television] Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993-2000, NBC), My So-Called Life (1994-1995, ABC), Sister, Sister (1994-1999, ABC), Smart Guy (1997-1999, The WB), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003, The WB), The Steve Harvey Show (1996-2002, The WB), The Temptations (1998, NBC), Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003, The WB), Loose Lips (2003, Living TV), Bones (2005-2017, Fox), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013, ABC Family), Sorority Wars (2009, Lifetime), The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017, The CW), Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017, ABC Family), Nikita (2010-2013, The CW), American Horror Story (2011-Present, FX), Teen Wolf (2011-2017, MTV), Beauty & The Beast (2012-2016, The CW), 2 Broke Girls (2011-2017, CBS), Witches of East End (2013-2014, Lifetime), Chicago PD (2014-Present, NBC), Queen Sugar (2016-Present, OWN)
Date Of Birth: 20-03-1979
Weight: 118 lbs.
Current State & Country: USA
Home State & Country: Los Angeles, California, USA
Net Worth Income: $2,000,000
Educational Credentials: Marymount High School, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, University of Southern California (Major – Film and psychology)
Lawson has been awarded with a Teen Choice Award back in 2001 due to her amazing performance in the film Save the Last Dance. She has said that she always wanted to be an actress, after watching her father on TV. Recently, she also received a Black Reel Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress, thanks to her role in Queen Sugar. Queen Sugar is also a hit, so it seems like Lawson’s star is on the rise once more.
Her body measurement is 34-23-36. Lawson is five feet, and three inches tall. She has black hair and dark brown eyes. There are also jokes about her being a vampire, as she plays a teenager in most of her roles, despite the fact that she is already in her thirties. For example, she portrayed a high school student in Pretty Little Liars.
Career History Of Bianca Lawson
Lawson started off as a child star. Her first role came to her when she was nine years old. Prior to that, she had already been appearing in ads for Revlon and Barbie. Then in 1993, Lawson landed the role of Megan Jones in the show Saved by the Bell: The New Class. It was a spin-off of the massively popular teen sitcom Saved by the Bell. Her next couple of roles came as guest stints and one-time appearances in TV shows. These included Sister, Sister, and The Steve Harvey Show.
In 1996, Lawson played the supporting role of Bianca Goode in a UPN show called Goode Behavior. Goode Behavior centered around a man called William Goode, who ironically, was released from jail after being convicted as a con artist. The series also tackles William’s relationship with his estranged son, Franklin. He works as a college professor in Chapel Hill University, whose main goal is to get a promotion to the Dean of Humanities. William and Franklin often butt heads, especially since he has to stay at home while under house arrest. Lawson plays William’s daughter. Her co-stars in the show include Sherman Hemsley, Dorian Wilson, and Alex Datcher. It only ran for one season.
Lawson has also appeared in episodes of 90s teen shows Dawson’s Creek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This continued on into the 2000s and 2010s, where she had recurring roles in shows such as Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Vampire Diaries, and American Horror Story.
You can currently watch Lawson in the show Queen Sugar. It’s a show that’s airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The show has been on air since 2016, and is created and produced by Ava DuVernay, the director of A Wrinkle In Time.
Personal Life Of Bianca Lawson
Lawson is a native of Los Angeles, California. Her parents are both actors – Lawson’s dad is actor Richard Lawson, and her mother is Denise Gordy. Denise is a member of the prestigious Gordy family. Her uncle, Berry Gordy Jr., is the founder of the record label Motown Records. Lawson is actually the step-sister of R&B icon Beyonce Knowles, and her sister, Solange Knowles, through her dad’s second marriage to their mother, Tina Knowles. Her older step-brother is Marvin Gaye III. Richard is known for playing a supporting role in the iconic 1982 horror film, Poltergeist.
Lawson took up acting classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She is also a graduate of Marymount High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles. Lawson also has a degree in film from the University of Southern California. She is of Native American, Italian, Portuguese, and Creole descent.
It is unknown whether Lawson is currently in a relationship, or is married. She previously dated a Spanish actor named Andres Barriero Gonzales from 2005 to 2009. Her first boyfriend is a musician named Lloyd Mathis. They started dating in 2000, and called it quits in 2002 for whatever reason. Interestingly enough, plenty of the characters she portrays have all been in successful relationships and marriages. Perhaps she is too busy with her career to focus on her lovelife at the moment.
Net Worth Of Bianca Lawson
Lawson’s net worth is at $2M. She has been a part of some of today’s most popular TV shows. Despite the fact that she only appears on several episodes in most of these said shows, it’s likely that she has received a pretty huge sum of cash as a salary. Her exact salary is still unknown. The amount of dedication she puts into her craft have given her a pretty good reputation amongst her fans. Lawson has also received several awards because of her career, including a Teen Choice Award trophy.
She has 197K followers on Twitter, and 44K followers on her Instagram page.
Controversial News On The Life & Career Of Bianca Lawson
She lives a very scandal-free life, and likes to keep her personal life private. There are no reported controversies about Lawson, both as a person and about her work.
Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions About Bianca Lawson]
There were rampant rumors about Lawson’s sexual orientation, after she filmed kissing co-star Shay Mitchell for a scene in Pretty Little Liars. This is not the first time that she has portrayed a lesbian either – She played one in the TV show For The People. But this is not true as she has already had two boyfriends in real life.