Actor Richard Lawson’s Bio: Know his Career, Net Worth, Early Life, Personal Life & More
Who is Richard Lawson?
Richard Lawson is a Film, TV and Theater actor by profession. Some of his famous movies are “Poltergeist”, “For Colored Girls”,” Streets of Fire”, ”Scream Blacula Scream”, “Chicago Story”. He was born in March 7, 1947. He spent his childhood in California, USA.
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Before acting, Lawson worked as a Combat Medic in Vietnam War. After returning from a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Combat Medic, he joined college.
He considers Dr. Barbara Merdes as his important role model whom he met during his college years. Dr. Merdes is the one who introduced Lawson to Readers Theater and Forensics (Competitive speaking) during his college years back in spring 1969.
He discovered his inner actor when his drama teacher proposed him in doing a musical called “Golden Boy”. “That sounded like fun. So, I embarked on this wild, exciting, crazy adventure ride in the world of ‘The Theater’. That was forty-six years ago, and I haven’t gotten off the ride yet. It just keeps getting better and better. I’m having more fun than I’ve ever had. I love what I do.”, stated Lawson. His first movie was “Dirty Harry”.
His net worth is reported to be $1 million, He has collected his net worth from his professional career.
In The Personal Life Of Richard Lawson
In 1978, he got married to Denise Gordy. They had a daughter Bianca Lawson.
Currently, he is married to Tina Knowles. His marital life is going well as he states “I recently got married for the third time, to a wonderful woman who I’ve known for 35 years. We are having the time of our lives.” Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Solange Knowles are his stepdaughters.
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In 1992, he survived a plane crash. This incident had an unforgettable effect on his life as he quotes, “I was on US Air’s flight 405, which crashed during takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Twenty-seven people died and 24 people survived. An event of this magnitude has an indelible effect on your psyche and spirit. It certainly teaches you that there are no guarantees in life. You have to live every day as if it’s your last. Events surrounding the plane crash inspired me to write a yet unpublished novel, which I’m also adapting into a screenplay.”
Recognizing a gap in teaching model, Lawson had established Richard Lawson Studios in 2005 which uses motivational and cutting-edge computer technology to impart Richard’s 46 years of experience to empower artists and professionals to achieve their dreams. He claims that Richard Lawson Studio on surface its an acting school and underneath is an empowerment academy. Lawson is also a patented inventor, avid golfer, and interventionist.
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Recently, Richard Lawson and Tine Knowles Lawson hosted an extravagant bash that for W.A.C.O (Where Art Can Occur) Theater. The Theater provides Teen mentorship programs and a place where individuals are encouraged to use self-expression through Theater and Art. Beyonce & Jay-Z also made a guest appearance.
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