Life and CareerEdit
Lawson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Judy, a homemaker, and Mike Lawson, a hotel manager. She attended Assumption High School, an All-Girls Catholic school, and then studied theater at the University of Louisville. She is of Irish descent. In 2000 she starred in Model Behavior, an ABC-TV movie featuring Justin Timberlake. She has also made guest appearances on television series such as Smallville and Fear Itself. She was recently the star of a play called 'Greedy,' directed by James Roday, which played for a few weekends in Los Angeles. She now co-stars in the USA Network original series, Psych, as Junior Detective, Juliet O'Hara. She has been in a relationship with Psych co-star, James Roday, since 2006. Lawson has also starred in the sitcoms Inside Schwartz, It's All Relative, and Crumbs.