Richard Lawson

Inside Biography

Richard Lawson, an American actor, is best known for his roles as Ryan in the 1982 film Poltergeist. He has appeared in various films and TV series Sugar Hill, Guess Who, Black Listed, and Love for Sale. In 2017, she appeared in an episode of the TV series Grey’s Anatomy.

Early Life 

Richard Lawson was born on March 7, 1947, in Loma Linda, California, United States. He was raised and spent most of his childhood in California. He was raised in a middle-class family.

He belongs of Afro-American descent. Her nationality is American. His star sign is Pisces. There is no information about Richard’s father, mother, or siblings.

Early Career

Richard Lawson in the past also served in Vietnam War before embarking on an acting career. He made his acting debut in the 1971 movie Dirty Harry. In 1973, he made his presence in Scream Blacula Scream.

In 1973, he appeared in Sugar Hill and Black Fist. In 1979, he appeared in The Main Event. He has acted in several films including Streets of Fire (1984), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Blue Hill Avenue (2001), Guesses Who (2005), The Last Stand (2006), For Colored Girls (2010) and From Zero to I Love You (2015).

Hit Tv Series

He is one of the veteran actors in the industry. He has also made his appearance in many television series He made his television debut in the 1973 series Shaft. In 1975, he appeared in The Streets of San Francisco, Medical Center, and Crossfire.

He has also made his presence in many other hit series like The Fantastic Journey, The Jericho Mile, Buffalo Soldiers, Chicago Story, Hardcastle and McCormick, and Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2016, he appeared in the TV series Saints & Sinners. In 2017, he appeared in an episode of the drama series Grey's Anatomy. 

First Wife and Daughters

Richard Lawson is a married man. He is married to fashion designer Tina Knowles since April 2015. The couple began dating in 2013 and married after two years. Lawson and Knowles are friends for over three decades and she was the best friend of his late sister.

Lawson’s current wife, Tina Knowles, has two daughters- Beyoncé and Solange- from her ex-husband Matthew Knowles. She was married to him from (1980-2011).


Richard Lawson was also married to Denise Gordy from 1978-1989. The couple has a daughter together Bianca Lawson. She is a popular actress who has worked in various TV shows like The Vampire Dairies, Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

Richard Lawson is also a great fan of sports and especially Baseball and Basketball. 

Married to spouse Gordy

He was married to her after a long period of dating. He has only one listed child with her spouse Gordy. Her daughter's name is Bianca Lawson, an American actress, and model. They got divorced in 1989 after ending a relationship of about eleven years.

After his divorce, he again married 2015 Tina Knowles, an American businesswoman, and fashion designer. The marriage took place at a private event in Newport Beach, California. 

Net Worth

Richard Lawson’s current net worth is $1 million. He is the current husband of fashion designer Tina Knowles who has a $20 million net worth.

His stepdaughter, Beyoncé Knowles has a jaw-dropping net worth of $350 million. 
He takes nearly $117K for each film.

Salary And Earnings

He has ama s sed a huge amount of net worth from his several blockbuster films. He earned $174,825 from Dirty Harry, $142,045 from Scream Blacula Scream, $108,225 from Fox Style, and $81169 from Sugar Hill. In 2015, he earned $1 million from his films and TV series. 

He has a tall figure and a perfectly maintained body. He is good-looking and has a charming personality. 

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by Bchrome, 03 Aug, 2022

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