Bianca Lawson has played a teenager for over two decades

By Patrick Gomez
Updated April 14, 2015 07:05 AM
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Most students can’t wait to graduate, but Bianca Lawson has willingly spent more than two decades in the halls of high school.

Beyoncé‘s new stepsister was just 14 years old when she was cast as Saved by the Bell: The New Class‘s Megan Jones in 1993, but younger fans may recognize her as 17-year-old Maya St. Germain from ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.

Lawson, now 36, spent three seasons playing the girlfriend of Emily (Shay Mitchell) before her character was killed off in 2012.

The actress – whose father, Richard Lawson, wed Tina Knowles on Sunday – also starred in the 1996 UPN sitcom Goode Behavior and had a recurring role on Sister, Sister, as well as a memorable arc Principal Green’s daughter Nikki on Dawson’s Creek.

Most recently, Lawson guest-starred as the (adult-aged) girlfriend of a drug smuggler on NBC’s Chicago, P.D.

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