American actor, screenwriter, director, and animal rights activist James Roday Rodriguez is best known for portraying the lead character Shawn Spencer, a super-intuitive consultant detective who fakes to be a psychic, in the American detective comedy-drama television series Psych. 

The series has been aired on USA Network and its subsequent three movie adaptations, Psych: The Movie, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, and Psych 3: This Is Gus.

In this article, know about James Roday's marital and dating status, including wife and girlfriend queries from fans. Also, we have covered his, net worth, age, heart surgery, height, parents, and more. 

How old is James Roday?

As of writing, James Roday Rodriguez (born. James David Rodriguez) is 47 years old. At age 22, he chose to go with Jame Roday as his professional name. 

He was born on 4 April 1976 in San Antonio, Texas to father James "Jim" Rodriguez, a retired Air Force veteran and former Taco Cabana regional manager, and mother Debroah Collins.

Roday derives a distinct ethnicity from his parents: his father is of Mexican descent and his mother, Deborah Collins, is of Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. 

He has a bachelor's degree in fine arts (theatre major) from the New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing. 

Is James Roday married?

Today, James Roday, who stands at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches, remains unmarried as of now. There have been no reports or news about James Roday's wedding or marriage yet. 

Is James Roday Dating?

Since the split with his on-screen wife and real-life ex-girlfriend, Maggie Lawson, James Roday hasn’t been linked with any partner.

However, the fans of Roday and Lawson still want them to rekindle their romance.

That being said, the Coming Soon star seems focused on his acting career.

Lately, he played a prominent lead role in ABC’s American family drama, A Million Little Things, from 2018 to 2022, alongside teen actress Lizzy Greene.

In the series, he plays Gary Mendez, a character with deflective humor and complete control over his emotions. The show premiered its third season on November 19, 2020. It was canceled in the fifth season.

In season 1 of the show, his character Gary, who was in breast cancer remission, showcased a large scar that he got from a mastectomy when Maggie (Allison Miller) queried him if he had been using the cancer survivor group to meet girls. 

And while the scar consoled his love interest Maggie, fans also noticed a scar on the left side of his left chest and started wondering if it was really his character's plot or if he had gone through heart surgery in real life.  

Distractify mentions that Roday reportedly had open heart surgery at age 22. 

Who is James Murray's Ex-girlfriend? 

James Roday is seemingly single now as he hasn't officially committed to a relationship since his past dating relationship with former girlfriend, actress Maggie Lawson. They had started dating in 2006.

They had first met on the sets of the American comedy series Psych, where they played love interests.

Roday presented Shawn Spencer, a freelance detective consultant, while Lawson played Juliet "Jules" O'Hara, a junior detective for the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Their on-screen fling that developed into real-life love, however, couldn't go longer than 7 years.

James Roday and His then-girlfriend Maggie Lawson's Relationship Timeline

James Roday and Maggie Lawson turned their on-screen love into a real-life relationship.

The on-screen married duo started dating in 2006. But the relationship didn’t last forever, like in the series.

They ended their 7-year-long relationship in 2014 without citing the reason for the breakup.

Ex-Girlfriend Maggie Lawson Married her Husband Post Breakup

After parting ways with the Psych co-star James Roday in early 2014, Maggie Lawson found a new man in her life — actor Ben Koldyke.

She met him on the sets of the ABC sitcom, Back in the Game, according to Worldation. In the show, Lawson portrayed Terry Gannon Jr. and Koldyke portrayed Dick Sligbaugh.

Wasting no time, Lawson and Koldyke got engaged in November 2014 and got married in August 2015.

However, the marriage could not last long; they divorced in early 2017, just two years after their wedding.

Short Bio: His Movies & TV Shows 

James Roday is an American actor known for portraying the role of Shawn Spencer in the USA Network series Psych (2006-2014) and its spinoffs.

Born James David Rodriguez on April 4, 1976, he grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Taft High School in Texas.

Later, the Psych star studied theatre at New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

During his college years, Roday 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, with his bandmate.

Following his passion and interest in performing arts, he started his acting career. First, he starred in theatrical productions such as Three Sisters, A Respectable Wedding, and Severity’s Mistress.

His big-screen debut was in the movie Coming Soon in 1999, alongside Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds. His big break came in July 2006 with the series premiere of USA Network’s original series, Psych. The series was a success, and it ended in 2014 after 8 seasons.

The Fortune Rookie actor also directed a few episodes of the series Psych and other projects such as Gravy, Quest for TruthRosewood, and Into The Dark.

What is James Roday's net worth?

With an up-and-running career under his belt, the Texas native has a net worth of $10 million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He is also the co-founder of a non-profit LA theater company, RED DOG SQUADRON.