Hope Bey’s a Pretty Little Liars fan! Beyonce and Solange Knowles didn’t just gain a new stepfather when her mother Tina Knowles wed longtime beau Richard Lawson over the weekend. The sisters also welcomed a new famous actress into the family: Bianca Lawson.
Bianca, 36, has a long list of TV credits to her name, going back to the Destiny’s Child days. She first broke out as Megan Jones in Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993 to 1994), and has gotten away with playing a high school student for two decades ever since thanks to her seemingly ageless face.
Lawson has also appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and Witches of East End. Fans may remember her as the intimidating Nikki from the 2001 flick Save the Last Dance as well. (She had quite the brawl with Julia Stiles‘ Sara in gym class!)
“I think it’s genetics. I’m not a super-healthy person!” Lawson joked of her much younger roles to After Ellen in July 2010. “I am kind of lazy, I eat tons of junk food. I feel really blessed that I get to play all these great characters even though they might be a lot younger or whatever their age. I feel happy about it.”
As for which roles she gets recognized for most? “I definitely think I get recognized for Buffy (Kendra) and Save the Last Dance,” she added. “Every time I meet people, they’re like, ‘Oh my god — I thought you were going to be such a bitch.’”
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