Ben Lawson Was on a Legal Drama with His ‘Firefly Lane’ Co-Star, Katherine Heigl

Firefly Lane is like a ‘who’s who’ of famous TV stars, with Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) leading the cast, in addition to other stars like General Hospital's Ignacio Serricchio (apparently everyone from this series has been on a medical show).

But, since the first part of Firefly Lane season 2 premiered earlier this month, we've been doing a little digging to see what else actor Ben Lawson (aka Johnny Ryan) was in prior to the hit Netflix series. And it turns out he's been in shows with *two* famous Grey's actresses (one of them being Heigl).

Lawson was a part of the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, where he joined the second season as the supportive baseball coach, Rick Wlodimierz. On this series, he starred alongside Kate Walsh, who played a mother named Olivia Baker. (You likely know Walsh for her roles as Dr. Addison Montgomery on Grey's and Madeline Wheeler on Emily in Paris.)

Jamie McCarthy/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

But while it's interesting to find out Lawson starred alongside this beloved Grey's actress, we were even more intrigued to discover that Lawson was previously on a show with his current Firefly Lane co-star, Heigl.

Prior to their time on Firefly Lane, the pair each had roles on Doubt, a legal drama that aired for one season on CBS in 2017 (not to be confused with the Oscar-nominated movie of the same name starring Meryl Streep).

On Doubt, Heigl played protagonist Sadie Ellis, a defense attorney at an elite New York firm, while Lawson played the city's district attorney, Peter Garrett.

Who knew there were all these connections between the Firefly Lane cast and the Grey's Anatomy cast?

Want all the latest entertainment news sent right to your inbox? Click here.

These 2 ‘Virgin River’ Co-Stars Previously Worked Together on ‘Smallville’

Joel Calfee

Associate Editor, News and Entertainment

Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
read full bio

Why You Should Trust Us

PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.