Richard Lawson

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Actor (1947)
Tue Jul 30 2019
By   Selena

Who is Richard Lawson?

Many people struggle to get a great name and fame in the entertainment industry. Among them, Richard Lawson is also one who is yet juggling for the better future ahead. 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 ). Alike Steven Seagal, he has also portrayed in numerous of movies.

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. Well. Lawson spent most of his childhood in Loma Linda, California, United States and was raised in a middle-class family.

Richard Lawson's Show No Place To Be Somebody
Image:  Richard Lawson's Show No Place To Be Somebody

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. Later, he first made his first acting film debut through 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. Currently, Lawson appears in the television series, In Contempt as Earl Sullivan. 

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.

Who is Richard Lawson married to? His Wife & Children

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, and mother of singers Solange Knowles and Beyonce.

Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles in the wedding days
Image: Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles in the wedding days

The couple first met each other in 2013 and they almost dated 2 years before marrying. Moreover, the couple also opened about 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 for four years without no sign of divorce. Besides, the couple is pretty active on social sites where they posted pictures together via Instagram.

Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles wedding anniversary
Image: Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles wedding anniversary

Recently on 15th April 2019, they celebrated their 4th married anniversary according to the post of Richard on Instagram. Moreover, they are enjoying their married life with no problems and difficulties. Besides this, there are no extra-marital affairs between them as they leading a happy life together.

 Richard and Tina's Past Affair

Before being in a relationship with each other, Richard and Tina were founded being linked with any other girl. Then with whom they are in a marital relationship before their marriage?

Well, Lawson was previously married to an American TV actress, Denise Gordy. The former couple tied the knot on the occasion of on New Year's Eve 1978. Also, they welcomed their two daughters, Bianca Lawson on 20 March 1979, who is also an actress.

 But later, the things didn't go well in between them and the couple finally divorced after 11 years of their marriage in 1989. However, none of them has told anything yet about the reason behind their separation. 

Richard Lawson and his former wife, Denise Gordy
Image:  Richard Lawson and his former wife, Denise Gordy

Tina also previously married to her ex-husband Mathew Knowles. They walked down the wedding aisle in 1980 and also blessed with two daughters Beyoncé Giselle and Solange Knowles.

Tina Knowles with her former husband and a daughter
Image: Tina Knowles with her former husband and a daughter

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

Nonetheless, after the divorce, Tina said: 

‘There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again.’ But I was determined to be happy, and God sent somebody into my life'

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

Well, Richard Lawson is working in the media industry for a long time and has performed in many famous movies and television show. Hence, he has earned a suitable amount of money from his acting career. As of 2019, Lawson's net worth is estimated to be $1 Million

As per some sources, Lawson makes the salary of $117 thousand per movie. He received a total of $108,225 from Fox Style$174,825 from Dirty HarryDo You and $81169 from Sugar Hill. Moreover, most of the movies are earning well at the box office.

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 In 1997, he worked in black comedy film Wag the Dog, grossing the $64.3 million and his next movie Guess Who grossed the $101.8 million at the box office. On the other hand, Richard's wife Tina Knowles is a famous businesswoman and fashion designer who has a net worth of $20 million as of 2019.

What is Richard Lawson's Height & Weight?

Despite being in his late age, Richard has always balanced his body and an excellent physique. He stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch, similar to Mickey WrightHis actual weight is not stated to any social sites. Likewise, his hair and eyes color are black.

Richard Lawson on Social Media

Well, Richard Lawson has active on social media or sites. As of 2019, he has more than 69.8k followers on his Instagram and Twitter account, respectively. 

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