Interesting Biography Facts
Bianca Jasmine Lawson
TV and film actress
March 20, 1979
Los Angeles, California, United States
Marymount High School, University of Southern California, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Bianca Lawson family members
Marvin Gaye III (older half-brother)
Is Bianca Lawson a lesbian/bisexual?
What is Bianca Lawson marital status?
Who is Bianca Lawson husband?
Ness Mathis (ex-boyfriend)
Bianca Lawson husband
Ness Mathis (ex-boyfriend)
Date of birth: May 4, 1977
Bianca Lawson is extremely private with her personal life. As for now, the star is single. Previously she was in long-term relationship with a Spanish entertainer Ness Mathis. Lawson’s boyfriend is one year her senior.
Ness real name is Andrés Barreiro González. The actor was catapulted to stardom after his appearance in popular Spanish series “Gran Hermano”.
Ness and Bianca started dating in 2005 and spent 4 great years together. In 2009 two actors parted their ways.
Who are Bianca Lawson parents?
Richard Lawson (father)
Date of birth: March 7, 1947
Although Bianca Lawson parents separated, when she turned 10, the actress remembers her early years from the positive side. She told that her father Richard Lawson loved his family and tried to spend a lot of time with his then-wife Denise and the daughter Bianca. They usually received a lot of guests at home. “That was an inspiring community”, Bianca said.
In his young years Richard Lawson was not just a kind attentive father, he was also a popular actor. He created a number of interesting male screen heroes, such as Lucas Barnes in “All My Children”, Nick Kimball in “Dynasty”, Ryan in “Poltergeist”, Pat in “Coming Home” etc.
Bianca’s father was born in Loma Linda, CA. His real name is Rickey Lee Lawson. In spite of his obvious talent, it took him some time to find himself. In his young years Rick served in the US Army and was sent to the Vietnam War. He was a Combat Medic and saved soldier’s lives. After the war, Rick entered Chabot Junior College, where met a lot of new friends and teachers, who had a big impact on him. In college he participated in a drama club, and was inspired by the teacher to become an actor.
Richard Lawson started his career as a TV actor in late 1970s. He appeared in cult TV shows of that time, like “All in the Family”, “The Streets of San Francisco” etc. Lawson debuted on the big screen in 1974, having played a supportive role in “Sugar Hill”.
As for now, Lawson boasts with more than 100 credits in his film list. Being 71-year-old actor, he continues appearing in new projects regularly.
The actor Richard Lawson was married twice. He has a daughter Bianca Lawson with his first wife, an actress Denise Gordy. In April, 2015 Richard married his long-term friend and partner Tina Knowles. Now he is a stepfather to Tina kids, including a pop diva Beyoncé.
Denise Gordy (mother)
Date of birth: November 11, 1949
Denise Georgette Gordy is known to young generation as a mother of a popular actress Bianca Lawson. But she is known to older generation of viewers as a film and TV actress and a sister of a famous producer and songwriter Berry Gordy.
Denise was born in Detroit, MI. Her parents’ names are Rosemary Gordy and George Gordy. Except for a brother Berry, she also had a sister Patrice.
The girl dreamed to become an actress, and debuted on the screen at an early age. She appeared in an action film “Bogard”. The main hero in the movie was portrayed by Richard Lawson, who later had become Denise’s husband and father of her daughter.
Bianca Lawson’s mother gained the star status in 1980s, when she appeared in the hit films “Before School Girls” and “My Man Adam”.
Although there were not so many films in Denise Gordy list, still most of them differed with great taste and interesting plot.
When Denise turned 42, she retired from movie industry.
The actress Denise Gordy had a complicated personal life. When she was 17, she gave a birth to a boy Marvin Gaye III, whom she had from a popular American singer Marvin Gaye. Marvin was 10 years older than a teen girl Denise. Then he was married to the girl’s aunt Anna Gordy.
After Marvin’s birth he was adopted by Anna. That helped the singer to avoid the responsibility – as Denise was in her teens, when she got pregnant from her aunt’s husband. During many years Marvin Gaye III didn’t know his true identity.
On December 28, 1978 Denise tied a knot with a famous actor Richard Lawson. A year later they welcomed a daughter Bianca. Denise and Richard were together during long 11 years, but then they decided to separate.
After that Denise didn’t get married again.
Bianca Lawson siblings
Marvin Gaye III (older half-brother)
Date of birth: November 17, 1966
The son of an actress Denise Gordy and her love interest – a singer Marvin Gaye Jr was brought up by his mother’s aunt and at first didn’t know the name of his biological mother. Before adopting Marvin, Anna simulated pregnancy in front of the media and pretended to give a birth to a boy Marvin III.
In 1984 her husband Marvin Gaye was shot by his father during their altercation. A year later his biography was released. In the book “Divided Soul” Marvin confessed, that his son’s real mother was Denise Gordy. Thus, Bianca Lawson half-brother learnt the truth.
According to Bianca’s childhood memories, her older brother often visited Denise and Richard Lawson’s house and they played together.
Marvin III has two sons – Marvin Pentz Gaye IV with Jenny-Joi Fennimore and Dylan Gaye with Deanna Holley.
Currently he is married to Wendy Gaye. Marvin III suffers from Type 2 diabetes. Five years ago he had kidney failure.
Interesting and fun facts
- Bianca Lawson started acting, being just 9 years old. Then she was cast to Barbie commercial.
- She got her first movie role at the age of 14 in NBC series “Saved by the Bell: The New Class”.
- After school Bianca attended the University of Southern California, where she studied psychology.
- Bianca names her step-sister Beyoncé as her favorite singer.
- Lawson’s favorite color is black.
- Her favorite food is cheese and pizza.
- Bianca Lawson tells, her happiest time of life was in 1980s, when her parents were together, a lot of popular talented people attended their house, and they arranged loud pool parties with her parents and an older half-brother.
- Bianca Lawson is in great shape. She tells that sports is her hobby.
- Due to such a great fit, Bianca is known as a “forever young” actress. She started her career with a role of a school girl in “Saved by the Bell: The New Class”, and did it so good, that film directors started to invite Bianca for similar roles in their projects. Being in her early 30s Lawson portrayed a teen girl in “Pretty Little Liars”. When she left the show in 2012, the actress has already turned 33, but her heroine was still a school pupil.
- Bianca Lawson has never been married and has no children.