Beyonce’s Stepdad – Top Facts about Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson, born on March 7, 1947, in Loma Linda, California, is an American actor in his mid-70s. He’s known for his roles in movies like “Poltergeist” (1982), “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1998), and “For Colored Girls” (2010). Richard Lawson is a stepdad to Beyonce and Solange Knowles.

Meet handsome Richard Lawson Bianca's dad and also singer Beyonce and Solange Lawson stepdad

Meet handsome Richard Lawson, Bianca’s dad and also singer Beyonce and Solange Knowles’s stepdad: Image Credit: nycastings.

Although he’s a well-known actor, Richard keeps his personal life private, especially information about his parents and siblings.

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Richard has two children from different relationships. His daughter, Bianca Lawson, was born on March 20, 1979, is an actress known for her work in the entertainment industry.

Meet Bianca Lawson's mom Denise Gordy they both look so much alike

Meet Bianca Lawson’s mom, Denise Gordy; they look so much alike. Image Credit: Pinterest.

His son, Ricky, was born in 1992, but Richard has not shared who Ricky’s mother is. Richard’s first wife, actress Denise Gordy, is Bianca’s mother. They were married from 1978 to 1989

Meet Lawson and his ex-wife Denise Gordy

Meet Lawson and his ex-wife Denise Gordy. Image Credit: married biography and idcrawl.

On April 12, 2015, Richard married Tina Knowles, a famous American fashion designer. Tina is the mother of singers Beyoncé and Solange, making Richard their stepfather.

Meet Richard Lawson with wife Tina Lawson together with his step daughters Beyonce and Solange Knowles

Meet Richard Lawson with his wife, Tina Lawson, together with his stepdaughters Beyonce and Solange Knowles. Image Credit:  and

Richard and Tina knew each other for 30 years and dated for two years before getting married. This marriage also makes Richard the father-in-law to Jay Z and Alan Ferguson, who are married to both Beyoncé and Solange, respectively.

Meet Richard Lawson with his lovely wife Tina Lawson spending happy good time together

Meet Richard Lawson and his lovely wife, Tina Lawson, who are having a happy time together. Image Credit: ghanaweb.

Richard graduated from Hayward High School in 1965. He went to Riverside City College but didn’t finish his college degree because he dropped out and was drafted into the army.

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Finally, this article about Richard Lawson is part of our Pisces Celeb Kin tag archive. Similarly, Beyonce’s Stepdad is a bona fide part of ParentsFamilyBio’s Musical Celebrities Kin Connect.

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