Ben Koldyke is an American actor who is better known as the ex-husband Maggie Lawson, the American actress.
As an actor, he became famous for his appearance in shows like How I Met Your Mother and Back in the Game. He got married to Lawson in 2015, but the marriage only lasted until 2017.
Who is Ben Koldyke?
As stated, Benjamin Koldyke is an American actor who was born on March 27, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, US to his father Martin J Koldyke, and his mother Patricia Blunt. While his father was an investment banker, his mother was an educator.
Ben was brought up in Kenilworth together with his 3 siblings Elizabeth Koldyke, Carl Koldyke, and Laird Koldyke. As regards his education, he went to Choate Rosemary Hall, and from there, he went to New Trier High school, New Trier East High School in Winnetka, Illinois. After there he moved to Dartmouth College where he obtained a degree in English.
He did not start out as an actor but rather as a high school English teacher following in the footsteps of his mother and also as a football coach in Chicago. It was after this that he started his career as an actor.
What is He Best Known For?
Ben Koldyke rose to fame as an actor. He started his career in 2000 and since then, he has come to appear in many TV shows and films including The Next Best Thing and Thirteen Days, both in 2000.
Here is a list of other productions he has appeared in over the years:
- Silicon Valley (2018)
- Mr. Robinson (2015)
- Back in the Game (2014)
- The Newsroom (2013)
- Work It (2012)
- Big Love (2010)
- How I Met Your Mother (2010)
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2009)
Ben Koldyke and Maggie Lawson’s Marriage And Divorce
It was in 2012 that Ben and Maggie were said to have first met on the set of the TV series Back in the Game. While the actor played the role of Dick Slingbaugh, she played a single mother, Terry Gannon.
At the time the actress was still in a relationship with her former partner, James Roday Rodriguez, but she soon dumped him for Ben. In 2013 after dating for only a few months, they got engaged and then in 2015, they got married.
Unfortunately, the marriage did not last a long time before they parted ways following their divorce in 2017. The reason behind the divorce was never revealed.
Who Is Maggie Lawson?
The actress was born Margaret Cassidy Lawson on March 27, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, the US. She was brought up by her parents Mike Lawson, a hotel manager together with two siblings Nick Lawson and Chris Lawson.
She started her acting career in 1996 when she appeared in Unhappily Ever After and Hang Time. Also a writer and director, she has taken part in many other works including
Outmatched (2020), Lethal Weapon (2019), Into The Dark (2019) Two and a Half Men (2018), The Great Indoors (2017), Angel From Hell (2016), Psych (2014), Back in the Game (2014), and Justified (2012) among others.
Who Is Ben Koldyke’s New Girlfriend?
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For a while after his marriage to Maggie Came to an end, Ben had been single. However, she has since gotten his life back together and is currently in a relationship with a much younger beauty, Charlotte Freund.
While there is not so much information about Charlotte, we know that she is a cowgirl and the two have been together for a good number of years.
The first time the pictures of Ben Koldyke’s girlfriend and the actor appeared on social media was in 2018, but it is not known if that was also the year they started dating.
Maggie Lawson Is Currently In A Relationship
On the part of Maggie Lawson, there is so much uncertainty as regards who she is dating at the moment. While she has had a very interesting love life in the past, she has kept all current details about her personal life. Hence, it is not known whether she is in any relationship at the moment or if she is still single.
Looking at her past relationships, she was first linked publicly to American actor, Eric Christian Olsen. They were said to have started their relationship in 2003 and by 2006, they decided to walk their separate ways.
Her next relationship was with her former partner, James Roday Rodriguez which lasted from 2006 to 2014. It was after this that she married Ben Koldyke.