Richard Lawson

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Actor (1947)
Thu Apr 13 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of Richard Lawson

Wife : Tina Knowles
Richard Lawson is married to Tina Knowles since April 2015
Ex-wife : Denise Gordy
Richard Lawson and Denise Gordy married on 1978 and separated on 1989.

Many people struggle to get a great name and fame in the entertainment industry. Among them, Richard Lawson is one who is now gaining a wide range of popularity after following the years of struggle and hardship. 

Well, Lawson is an American actor who is well known for his role as Dr. Ben Taylor in the NBC miniseries, V (1983 ) and as Ryan in the film, Poltergeist (1982). 

Early Life

Richard Lawson was born on 7th March 1947 to the American parents as Rickey Lee Lawson. However, he hasn't disclosed any information about his parents and siblings to the media. 

The early image of Richard Lawson.
Image: The early image of Richard Lawson.
Source: Instagram @mrrichardlawson

Lawson spent most of his childhood in Loma Linda, California, United States, and was raised in a middle-class family. Rickey attended Hayward High School in 1965.

Lawson holds American citizenship and belongs to African American ethnicity. Before pursuing his acting career, he served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. 

Married To Beyonce's Mother, Tina Knowles

It would be a dream come true to marry a person we want and love. Well, Lawson and his second wife Tina Knowles is going smoothly for a long time. Tina is a fashion designer, businesswoman.

The 67 aged Tina is also popular as the mother of singers Solange Knowles and Beyonce Knowles, aka Beyonce.

Richard Lawson is married to Tina Lawson since 2015.
Picture: Richard Lawson is married to Tina Lawson since 2015.
Source: Instagram @mrrichardlawson

Rick and Tina first met each other in 2013 and they almost dated 2 years before marrying. Moreover, the couple also opened their wedding plan and as per their plan, they tied the wedding knot on 12 April 2015. Tina's daughter Beyonce said: 

‘Beyonce started it, and then Kelly and Solange had all-white weddings, ‘It’s just elegant, and white represents the purity of love.’

Also, during an interview, Tina stated:

“In September we went on a boat with Beyoncé and Jay Z for her birthday, and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, ‘Oh, ya’ll look beautiful. When are ya’ll getting married?'”

Richard also added:

‘Oh, Blue, soon. Do you approve?’ And she said yes,” the newlywed adds. “That’s the first time we talked seriously about getting married.”

Since marriage, Richard and Tina are living happily and also enjoying their married life. Tina and Richard have not shared any kids from their marital relationship. 

Richard Lawson with his step-daughter Beyonce (middle) and wife Tina Knowles.
Snap: Richard Lawson with his step-daughter Beyonce (middle) and wife Tina Knowles.
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Besides, the couple is pretty active on social sites, where they never miss a chance to post-romantic pictures. As of 2021, the married duo is celebrating their sixth marriage anniversary blissfully.

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Richard Was A Married Man

Before being in a relationship with Tina, Richard was a married man. He was in a marital relationship with an American actress Denise Gordy

Richard and Denise tied the knot on the occasion of New Year's Eve 1978. From the marital bond, they shared a daughter named, Bianca Lawson on 20 March 1979.

 Richard Lawson with her daughter Bianca Lawson (actress).
Photo: Richard Lawson with her daughter Bianca Lawson (actress).
Source: Instagram @biancajasminelawson

Their daughter Bianca is also an actress who has made her appearances in Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc.

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Similarly, Richard also has a son named Ricky Lawson born in 1992. Everything was going fine between Richard and Denise, but things didn't go well in between them and the couple divorced. 

Richard Lawson (right) with his son Ricky Lawson.
Picture: Richard Lawson (right) with his son Ricky Lawson.
Source: Instagram @mrrichardlawson

They separated after 11 years of their marriage in 1989. However, none of them has told anything yet about the reason behind their separation. 

Tina Knowles Past Affair

Tina was also a married woman, before marrying Richard. She was married to Mathew Knowles. The 69 aged Mathew is an American businessman and record executive.

Tina and Mathew walked down the wedding aisle in 1980. From the marital relationship, they shared two daughters Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (b. 1981) and Solange Knowles (b. 1986). Solange gave birth to one son, Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr who is a famous American singer.

Tina Knowles shared two daughters Solange Knowles and Beyonce with her ex-husband Mathew Knowles.
Photo: Tina Knowles shared two daughters Solange Knowles and Beyonce with her ex-husband Mathew Knowles.
Source: Billboard

The Knowles sisters are amazing singers and songwriters. They are gaining wide media attention from as a musician. 

They lived happily married life with their kids, but without an invitation sometimes things knock on the door. Later in 2011 Richard and Tina divorced after 31 years of marriage due to some misunderstanding.

Career Highlights

Richard first made his first acting film debut through the 1971 movie, Dirty Harry. After that, he worked in 1973 films, Scream Blacula Scream and Fox Style.

Likewise, Lawson acquired further recognition for Dr. Ben Taylor's portrayal role in Miniseries V in 1983. He also starred in the movie, Love for Sale and Black Listed. His other notable roles are in Angry Boys, Dead Like Me, etc. Lawson is also popular for portraying Nich Kimball in the prime-time soap opera Dynasty

Richard Lawson played Nick Kimball in the soap opera Dynasty.
Image: Richard Lawson played Nick Kimball in the soap opera Dynasty.
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Moreover, his other famous movies are Love for Sale, For Colored Girls, Audrey Rose, Wag the Dog, Streets of Fire, Guess Who, among others. 

Besides movies, Richard has also starred in many TV shows including Contempt, Uncle Mac in Love for Sale, T. J. Hooker, Grey's Anatomy, and others. Besides this, he is the chief critic for Vanity Fair, reviewing film, television, and theater.

How much is Richard Lawson's Net Worth & Salary?

Well, the 6-feet-1-inch (185 cm) tall Richard is working in the media industry for a long time and has performed in many famous movies and television shows. Affion Crockett also stands at a height of 6 ft 1 inch tall.

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As of 2021, Richard has a net worth of around $1 million. Lawson has made his appearance in various theatrical shows, TV series, films, from there he might have earned an impressive sum of wealth.

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In 1997, he worked in the black comedy film Wag the Dog, grossing $64.3 million and his next movie Guess Who grossed $101.8 million at the box office. 

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