Richard Lawson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Jan, 2018
Facts of Richard Lawson
Date of Birth: 1947 , March-7
Age: 74 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Richard Lawson
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Loma Linda, California
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Tina Knowles (m. 2015), Denise Gordy (m. 1978)
Children Bianca Lawson
Divorce Denise Gordy (m. 1989)
Awards Not Yet
Movies For Colored Girls
TV Show The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, V, Chicago Story
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Richard Lawson, an American actor, is best known for his roles of 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 TV series Grey’s Anatomy.

Early Life and Career

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

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

Richard Lawson in the past also served in Vietnam War before embarking on an acting career. He made his acting debut from 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), Guess Who (2005), The Last Stand (2006), For Colored Girls (2010) and From Zero to I Love You (2015).

He is one of the veteran actors of the industry. He has also made his appearance in many television series He made his television debut from 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 TV series Saints & Sinners. In 2017, he appeared in an episode of drama series Grey's Anatomy. 

Personal Life

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 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 one of the 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. 

He was married to her after a long period of dating. He has only one listed children with her spouse Gordy. Her daughter 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 in 2015 with Tina Knowles, American businesswoman and fashion designer. The marriage took place in the 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 $20 million net worth. His stepdaughter, Beyoncé Knowles has a jaw-dropping net worth of $350 million. 
He takes nearly $117K for each film.

He has amassed 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 perfectly maintained body. He is good looking and has a charming personality.