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.
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.
|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||The Secret Life of the American Teenager||TV Series||Shawna|
|2008||The Cleaner||TV Series||Jeannie|
|2005||Flip the Script||Angel|
|2004||Fearless||TV Movie||Harmony Kaye|
|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||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||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|
- In the series "Nikita" her character is also named Emily and in "Pretty Little Liars" she played a girl who dated Emily (played by Shay Mitchell), who was also courted by Claire Holt's character, Samara Cook.
- Her father, Richard Lawson, is now married to Tina Knowles, mother of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, making her a step-sister of these two.
- She made a special appearance in 500 Years of Solitude (100th episode of The Vampire Diaries), along with David Anders, Sara Canning, Matt Davis, Kayla Ewell, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, and Joseph Morgan.