Who is Ben Lawson?
Ben Lawson is an Australian actor best known for his roles in Firefly Lane, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Designated Survivor, and other productions.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
He attended St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
Lawson started acting early on. His first role was in 1993 in Time Trax. He appeared in The Adventures of Skippy the same year, followed by a 1997 role in The Wayne Manifesto, 1999 roles in Sabrina Down Under, and in Chameleon II: Death Match. In 2001, he was in TwentyfourSeven.
In 2006, Lawson got a starring role in Neighbours, an Australian soap opera. He played Frazer Yeats between 2006 and 2008, and the role made him quite popular. He was nominated for Most Popular New Male Talent at the 2007 Logie Awards for his performance.
In film, Lawson had various roles over the years. First, he was in No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, in 2011. Next, he appeared in In Loco Parentis, a short film the same year. Then, in 2014, he was in The Little Death, followed by Now Add Honey in 2015, Keep the Chocolates in 2016, and The Way We Weren’t and Bombshell in 2019. He was also in Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men and Longfellow, both announced to be released in the near future.
In television, the actor was cast in Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 in 2012. He was a main love interest for Ritter’s character. He starred in Doubt opposite Laverne Cox in 2017, but the show did not last for a long time. In 2017, he was also cast in Designated Survivor as MI6 agent Damien Rennett. He also appeared in Covert Affairs, 2 Broke Girls, iZombie, Grimm, and The Good Place.
In 2018, the actor was featured in 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix original. In 2019, the actor appeared in Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, an anthology from Netflix that focused on Dolly Parton.
2021 saw Ben Lawson co-starring in Firefly Lane, a dram series on Netflix.
In Firefly Lane, he worked with Katherine Heigl, Ali Skovbye, Sarah Chalke, Roan Curtis, Yael Yurman, Andres Joseph, Beau Garrett, Brandon Jay Mclaren, Brendan Taylor, Chelah Horsdal, Jason Mckinnon, Jenna Rosenow, Jon Michael Ecker, Paul Mcgillion and Quinn Lord.
The series is a drama focusing on the friendship between two women that stays with them throughout the years. The show was renewed for a second season.
In addition to his acting work, Lawson released the poetry book To My Country in 2020.
The actor is the brother of Josh Lawson, an actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in Mortal Kombat, The Little Death, The Eleven O’Clock, and Superstore.
The poetry book To My Country was meant to celebrate the Australian spirit in the wake of the bushfires that devastated the country. The proceeds from the book went to The Koala Hospital, an organization doing preservation and conservation efforts.
His character Frazer Yeats was very popular, and his relationship drama was described as a high point of the show. He was also considered among the most attractive actors/characters during his run on Neighbours.
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