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Quick Facts of Rickey Lee Lawson

  • Full NameRickey Lee Lawson
  • Net Worth$1.5 Million
  • Date of Birth1947 /03 /07
  • NicknameLawson
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceLoma Linda, California
  • EthnicityAfrican-American
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionActor
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1971-present
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBlack
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseDenise Gordy (m. 1978; div. 1989); Tina Knowles (m. 2015)
  • Height6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m)
  • EducationChabot Junior College, Hayward High School (1965), Riverside City College
  • Online PresenceInstagram (69.8k followers), Twitter (67.3K Followers)
  • Children1 – Bianca Lawson (b. 1979)
  • HoroscopePisces

Richard Lawson is an American actor, well known for his role as Ryan in the supernatural horror film, Poltergeist. He is also popular for his appearance in the Sci-Fi television miniseries, V as Dr. Ben Taylor. Recently, Lawson made his appearance in the romantic comedy-drama film, From Zero to I Love You as Ron Logsdon.

Lawson is married twice. He is currently living happily with his spouse Tina Knowles. So, does he share any children from his marriages?

Who Is Rickey Lee Lawson? Bio & Wiki

Richard Lawson was born as Rickey Lee Lawson on 7th March 1947, in Loma Linda, California, United States. Moreover, his nationality is American and belongs to the African-American ethnic background.

Lawson attended Chabot Junior College located in Hayward where he joined the debate team intending to pursue law. But, his voice was so loud, resonant, and authoritative so Lawson decided to become an actor instead.

Photo of Rickey Lawson in his young age.
Photo of Rickey Lawson in his young age.                                              Instagram

Later, Lawson graduated from Hayward High School in 1965. Lawson then enrolled at Riverside City College for one and a half year before he dropped out. After three months, he joined the army in Vietnam.

Richard Lawson’s Career

Richard Lawson started his career from the American action thriller movie, Dirty Hary where he acted under the direction of Don Siegel in 1971. Later, he appeared as Willis Daniels in the horror film, Scream Blacula Scream in 1973. Similarly, his other movie credits are Guess Who, Love for Sale and so on.

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Lawson made his appearance in the American TV show, Shaft as Don Lewis in 1973. Furthermore, he starred with Roger Robinson and Season Hubley in an episode of Kojak. Lawson also appeared in many TV shows, including Dynasty, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, etc. Currently, he stars in BET’s play, In Contempt as Earl Sullivan since 2018.

How Much Is Richard Lawson’s Net Worth?

Richard Lawson’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 Million as of 2019. Having a fruitful wealth, he also makes a lucrative income from his other works, which include advertisement, cameo appearances, etc. Likewise, he boasts a salary in the range of $650 Thousand to $100,000 yearly.

Similarly, the movies and TV series of Lawson are also doing a good earning in the box office. Some of Lawson’s movies with their budget and box office collections are listed below,

Movies Box Office Collection Budget IMDb
On 22nd June  1979 – The Main Event $42.8 Million $8 Million 5.9
On 4th June 1982 – Poltergeist  $121.7 Million $10.7 Million 7.4
On 25th December 1997 – Wag the Dog $64.3 Million $15 Million 7.1
On 25th March 2005 – Guess Who $101.8 Million $35 Million 5.9
On 5th November 2010 – For Colored Girls $38 Million $21 Million 6.1

Richard co-starred with Ted McGinley and Maddison Brown in the American prime time television soap opera, Dynasty. McGinley and Brown have a net worth of $6 Million and $3 Million respectively.

How Is Richard Lawson’s Relationship With His Second Wife?

Richard Lawson met his current wife, Tina Knowles in the summer of 2013. Since then, they started dating. They married on 12th April 2015, in Galveston, Texas. Currently, they don’t have any children but the pair may be planning welcome new member in their family soon.

Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles' wedding ceremony.
Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles’ wedding ceremony.                                Source: Ebony

Aside from this, his wife have two children, Beyonce, and Solange Knowles from her previous relationship. Tina was formerly married to Mathew Knowles from 1980–2011.

Similarly, before his wedding with Knowles, Lawson was in a conjugal relationship with Denise Gordy. The former pair married on 31st December 1978, in Detroit, Michigan. Eventually, their marriage ended with a divorce citing irreconcilable differences.

Their divorce was finalized in 1989. From their marriage, the former pair share a beautiful daughter, Bianca Lawson (born on 20th March 1979).

Photo of Richard Lawson with his first wife, Denise Gordy, and their daughter, Bianca Lawson.
Photo of Richard Lawson with his first wife, Denise Gordy, and their daughter, Bianca Lawson.                                                                            Familytron

Other than this, there are no records of extra-marital affairs of Lawon. Besides, he hasn’t faced any controversies and rumors regarding his personal life and career. Lawson lives in Los Angeles, California with his family and friends.

Interesting Facts About Richard Lawson

  • Richard Lawson served in the Vietnam War as a combat medic and earned the honor of Purple Heart.
  • Lawson survived the USAir Flight 405 plane crash, after take-off from LaGuardia Airport, in Queens, New York City in March 1992.
  • Lawson and his second wife are friends for over 30 years. Also, Knowles was the best friend of his late sister.
  • He is now 72 years old.
  • His height is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m).
  • His zodiac sign is Pisces.

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