American actor James Roday and his on-screen wife Maggie Lawson were an exclusive couple of the American comedy series Psych until Maggie married another actor.

James Roday is a known professional actor, director, and screenwriter who starred on the USA Network series Psych taking the role of a hyper-observant consultant detective and fake psychic.


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During his college years, James was the lead vocalist and keyboard player for the band Dogberry. He even paid tribute to The Sundays by recording the band’s single 24 Hours along with his bandmate.

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James Roday’s Bio: Early Life and Career

Born on April 4, 1976, James David Rodriguez was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Taft High School in Texas. James studied theatre at New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

James started his acting career as he starred in theatrical productions like Three Sisters, A Respectable Wedding and Severity’s Mistress. His big screen debut was in the movie Coming Soon in 1999 alongside Ryan Reynolds.

In 2013, James directed his first feature film, Gravy and started production on his second horror movie, Treehouse, starring Jimmi Simpson. His big break came on July 2006 with the series premiere of USA Network’s original series, Psych.

James Roday’s Net Worth In Millions

Being the actor who pulled himself into the spotlight from the role in Psych, James has earned a fascinating amount of wealth. He garnered money from The Dukes of Hazzard, Showtime, Coming Soon, and many others.

According to sources, James earned $60,000 per episode of Psych. The screenwriter, today has a net worth of $3 Million, and that isn’t surprising for a movie star.

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James Roday's Ex-girlfriend Maggie Lawson: From Reel To Real Life Girlfriend

To say that love does blossom in the set is no joke, looking at how James Roday and Maggie Lawson developed a bond while working on the series Psych.

Beverly Hills, California: James and Maggie arrive at The Paley Center For a ‘Psych’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ Reunion on 29 November 2010 (Photo:

The pair, who fulfill their roles in the series, further developed love interest for each other and had it going in real-life as well. The on-screen married duo was happily dating since 2006, but the relationship didn’t last forever like in the series.

After parting ways with the Psych co-star, Maggie married actor Ben Koldyke in 2015 who she had met while co-starring in the ABC sitcom, Back in the Game. But they eventually divorced in 2017.

Is James Dating Anyone Now?

Since the split with his on-screen wife and real-life girlfriend, Maggie, James hasn’t been seen involved in any romantic encounter.

The Coming Soon star, as of now, is focused on his acting career and being an animal lover, he is doing his utmost in contributing to the event against elephant poaching.

James was also tapped as a lead in ABC’s upcoming American family drama A Million Little Things. He will be playing as Gary, who is known for his deflective humor, a habit of sleeping with everyone, and complete control over his emotions.

If James and his on-screen wife cross paths again, there might be a possibility for the two to rekindle their long-lived and long-torn romance, that the fans have been waiting ever since Maggie’s divorce with Ben.

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