Bianca Jasmine Lawson (born March 20, 1979) is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for regular roles in the television series Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Goode Behaviorand Pretty Little Liars. She has also had recurring roles in the series Sister, Sister, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Steve Harvey Show, Dawson’s Creek, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and Witches of East End. Lawson was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Denise (née Gordy) and actor Richard Lawson. Lawson is also the great-niece of Motown founder Berry Gordy. She attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and graduated from Marymount High School, a Catholic school in Los Angeles. She then went on to study film and psychology at University of Southern California. Lawson is African-American and of Italian, Native American, Portuguese, and Creole descent
From the moment her acting career took off as Megan Jones on Saved by the Bell in 1993, Hollywood actress Bianca Lawson has retained a youthful presence on television screens. For more than 17 years, Lawson has been regularly cast to play a teenage role, despite being twice as old as some of the more recent characters she has played. The 34-year-old from Los Angeles has appeared in several TV series set in American high schools, from Dawson’s Creek and Pretty Little Liars, to the Secret Life of Teenagers.
Class of 93: Bianca Lawson’s first big role was in Saved by the Bell: The New Class
Fight club: Lawson joined the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1998, In all of them she was cast as a 17-year-old, or teenager of a similar age, according to Gawker. Her first school role was on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, where she played the brainy Megan Jones from September 1993, when she was 14, to December 1994. After graduating from TV’s Bayside High School, Lawson moved on to Sister Sister, another school series, in 1996.
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