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Bianca Lawson is an American actress who played Emily Bennett on The Vampire Diaries. She's mainly known for her roles on TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Bones. Bianca appeared on MTV'S series Teen Wolf and Freeform's drama TV series Pretty Little Liars and played in the Lifetime series Witches of East End.


Bianca Lawson was born on March 20, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. She started acting at the age of nine. She has appeared in television commercials for Barbie and Revlon and in several television shows. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer she portrayed Kendra Young, another Vampire Slayer who is activated as a result of the temporary death of the title character, Buffy Summers. She appeared in 4 episodes (three alive, one as a corpse). But Kendra was killed off in Part One of the season 2 finale, Becoming.

Bianca Lawson

She has also appeared on The WB's Dawson's Creek, where she portrayed Nikki Green, the daughter of the high school's new principal and competitor of the show's title character Dawson Leery. She has had roles in Saved by the Bell: The New Class and films such as Save the Last Dance and Breakin' All the Rules.

In December 2009, Lawson was cast as Maya St. Germain in the TV series Pretty Little Liars based on the book series by Sara Shepard.

She is a daughter of Denise (née Gordy) and Richard Lawson, an actor.


Year Title Type Role
2016 Queen Sugar TV Series Darla
2015 Rogue TV Series Talia Freeman / Talia
2015 Chicago P.D. TV Series Kylie Rosales
2014 Witches of East End TV Series Eva Gardiner / Selina / Eva Callero
2012-2014 Teen Wolf TV Series Marin Morrell
2009-2014 The Vampire Diaries TV Series Emily Bennett
2014 House of Secrets TV Movie Julie
2012 Broke Girls TV Series Stacy
2012 All About Christmas Eve TV Movie Lila
2012 Beauty and the Beast TV Series Lafferty
2010-2012 Pretty Little Liars TV Series Maya St. Germain
2011 Heavenly TV Movie Sasha Grant
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Video Game Additional Voices (voice)
2011 American Horror Story TV Series Abby
2010 Nikita TV Series Emily Robinson
2009 Divas Brooke
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager TV Series Shawna
2009 Bones TV Series Albie
2008 The Cleaner TV Series Jeannie
2007 Supergator Video Carla Masters
2006 Pledge This! Monique
2006 Broken Mia
2005 Flip the Script Angel
2004 Fearless TV Movie Harmony Kaye
2004 The Pavilion Mary
2004 Breakin' All the Rules Helen Sharp
2004 The Big House TV Series Angel
2004 Dead & Breakfast Kate
2004 The Division TV Series Marilynn Resiser
2002 Haunted TV Series Brandi Combs
2002 For the People TV Series Asia Portman
2001 Feast of All Saints TV Movie Anna Bella Monroe
2001 Bones Cynthia
2001 Strong Medicine TV Series Esperanza Maldonaldo
2001 Save the Last Dance Nikki
2000 Big Monster on Campus Darien Stompanato
1999-2000 Dawson's Creek TV Series Nikki Green
1997-1999 Smart Guy TV Series Tracy / Jill
1997-1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series Kendra
1998 The Steve Harvey Show TV Series Rosalind
1998 Primary Colors Loretta
1998 Twice the Fear Video Girlfriend
1998 Silk Stalkings TV Series Renee
1998 The Temptations TV Series Diana Ross
1997 The Parent 'Hood TV Series Jasmine
1996-1997 Goode Behavior TV Series Bianca Goode
1995-1996 Sister, Sister TV Series Rhonda Coley
1995 In the House TV Series Rachel
1995 Me and the Boys TV Series Girl
1993-1994 Saved by the Bell: The New Class TV Series Megan Jones
1994 What'z up? TV Series Co-host
1994 My So-Called Life TV Series Third Bathroom Girl


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