Los Angeles native, Bianca Lawson (born March 30, 1979) previously plays Maya St. Germain, Emily Field’s edgy love interest, from the ABC Family hit television series Pretty small Liars. flourishing up, Bianca attended the Stella Adler Studio of performing and graduated from Marymount Huge School, a Catholic school in LA. She then went on to research motion picture and psychology at University of Southern California.
As a child, Bianca always knew that she ideal to be an actor, and started her career at the young age of nine through starring in commercials for Barbie and Revlon. She was furthermore one in the original cast members on Saved from the Bell: The unexampled Class and Goode Behavior and has had prominent roles on The WB sitcoms Sister, Sister, The Parent ‘Hood, and The Steve Harvey Show. Some of her most unforgettable roles to date have been as vampire slayer Kendra Young on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Nikki Green on Dawson’s Creek, powerful witch Emily Bennett on The Vampire Diaries. She will also be appearing on Season two of the well-known show Teen Wolf playing a big school counselor.
Bianca has in addition appeared in many movies as well as Breakin’ the many principles, Primary Colors, and Save the Last Dance (alongside Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas). in addition, she is usually that the daughter of actor Richard Lawson and actress Denise Gordy and additionally the fantastic niece of Motown founder Berry Gordy.