Who Is Ben Lawson? Here’s Everything We Know About the ‘Firefly Lane’ Star

We already did a deep dive into Firefly Lane stars Jon-Michael Ecker (Max) and Brandon Jay McLaren (Travis)…but what about Ben Lawson (who plays Johnny Ryan)?

In honor of the season 2 premiere on December 2, keep scrolling everything you need to know about Firefly Lane star Ben Lawson.

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1. Who Is Ben Lawson?

He’s an Australian actor who originally got his start in soap operas. As a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Lawson always knew he wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. His brother, Josh Lawson, is also an actor, who’s starred in The Little Death, House of Lies and Holly Slept Over.

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2. Does He Play Johnny In Firefly Lane?

Yes, he does. Lawson plays Johnny Ryan, who’s inspired by the namesake character in Kristin Hannah’s book. Not only is Johnny the producer of Tully’s (Katherine Heigl) talk show, The Girlfriend Hour, but he’s also going through a divorce with Kate (Sarah Chalke).

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3. What Else Has He Been In?

In addition to Firefly Lane, Lawson has appeared in several noteworthy TV shows, including The Deep End, Covert Affairs, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Designated Survivor, 13 Reasons Why and The Good Place. His film credits include No Strings Attached and Bombshell.

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4. Is He Single?

The answer is yes. Lawson previously penned an article for Sydney Morning Herald, where he discussed his current relationship status. “When I first moved to LA, I found the dating scene horrible,” he said. “My jokes died on dates—they didn’t get my humor. I don’t date that much. I’m not scared of commitment, I’m just happy by myself.”

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