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James Roday Bio, Former Partner – Maggie Lawson, What Is He Doing Now?

While most people could easily recognize James Roday as an actor, he did well as a screenwriter and even as a producer. This James ventured into acting soon after graduating from New York University where he received his degree in fine arts. He shot to fame after his superb performance as Shawn Spencer in the TV series, Psych Over the years, he has starred in several other theatrical productions, films and television series.

So far in his career, James Rodaya has written, directed and produced films under his name. Everything you need to know about this amazing and super talented artist has been covered in this piece.

Biography of James Roday

The American professional actor, director, and screenwriter was born on April 4, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. His full birth name is James David Rodriguez and he is of mixed ethnicity as he has Mexican, Irish, English and Scottish ancestry.

His father Jamie Rodriguez was an Airforce Sergeant, the man also worked as a regional restaurant manager for Taco Cabana. On the other hand, the occupation of her mother, Irene Rodriguez, is not known, which has given rise to speculation that she was a housewife.

Switching to his training, it is known that James Roday studied at the Experimental Theater of New York University, where he obtained a degree in fine arts. After graduating he ventured out to act outright and at the age of 22 he was forced to change his alias from James Rodriguez to James Roday because someone else had already signed up with James Rodriguez in the Screen Actors Guild.

James began his professional acting career when he starred in several theater productions like Three Sisters , A Respectable Marriage , and Mistress of Gravity. He was the main cast of Sexual Perversity in Chicago and was also in the 2016 play, White Rabbit Red Rabbit.

The talented actor made his first film appearance in 1999 when he was featured in the movie Coming Soon alongside Ryan Reynolds. Subsequently, he starred in films like Rolling Kansas where he played the role of Dick Murphy, Providence where he portrayed Alexander Conrad, and Showtime, where he played Maxis Cameraman. That’s not all, you’ll find James Roday as Billy Prickett in The Dukes of Hazzard, as the German Oktoberfest courier, and as Zane in The Buddy Games.

James Roday’s prowess in sitcoms cannot be overlooked as he has starred in a plethora of them including NBC Miss Match where he played Nick Paine, Early Years in which he portrayed Edgar, Gray Mende in A Million Little Things, as well as the USA Network TV series, Psych, where he played Shawn Spencer for eight years

In addition to his acting career, James is also a writer, director and producer. He is known to have been producer of the TV movie, Quest for Truth and also for some episodes of the sitcom, Psych. James Roday is also the writer and director of films like Shoot the Moon, Sauce, The Treehouse, and several others.

His former partner – Maggie Lawson

A peek into James Roday’s love life shows the American actor was dating his co-star, Psych’s Maggie Lawson The duo started dating in 2006 and enjoyed their relationship for a period of seven years before seeing that they were no longer in love.

After the breakup, Meggie got married to fellow actor Ben Koldyle on August 8, 2015, but the marriage didn’t last as long as everyone imagined, the couple broke up in 2017.

To our knowledge, James is currently single. Is he taking a break from love or just focusing on his career? We really don’t know.

What is he doing now?

With the return of his breakthrough work in 2017, the American actor returned to the set of Psych, alongside Dule Hill and Timothy Omundson. He reportedly co -wrote Psych: The Movie (2017) with Steve Frank.

Currently, James is on the ABC Drama series, A Million Little Things; he plays Gary Mendez on the show. This actor is set to appear as Zane in 2019 ‘s The Buddy Games and as Officer Duane in an Untitled Hollywood Hills project due out in 2019.

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