Ben Koldyke – Bio, Relationship With Maggie Lawson, Parents, Children, Height

The name Ben Koldyke is frequently attached with Maggie Lawson. Though a late bloomer, Ben has been able to amass an army of fans for himself through his roles in Hollywood. He started out in the year 2000 and has so far starred in a handful of TV series and movies, with Mr. Robinson (2015) and How I Met Your Mother (2009–2010) being the most notable of all his screen projects. The actor has also shared screen time with actors such as Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, and Eric Bana.

In this article, you’ll get to know more about Ben’s relationship with Maggi Lawson, who his parents are; if he has kids or not, and how tall he is.

Brief Bio

The Hollywood actor/director was born as Benjamin Koldyke on March 27, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. He was raised up in nearby Kenilworth and later attended a college preparatory private institute called Choate Rosemary Hall, after his high school graduation. He also studied English at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, from where he graduated with a degree in 1991.

While he was in high school, he was a quarterback for his school’s football team. He also taught English in high school, after which he became a football coach in Chicago. Koldyke leaped from the field to the acting stage following an encounter with Rob McElhenney, a popular American screenwriter/producer/actor/director.


Koldyke comes from a wealthy family. Long before he became a household name in the show business, his parents were among the elites in the banking and education sectors. His mom, Patricia Blunt Koldyke, is a celebrated educator and his dad, Martin J. Koldyke, is a life trustee of Northwestern University, a former investment banker, founder of Frontenac Company in Chicago, and a member of the family that manages the renowned capital market company, Laird Norton Company LLC. The firm has roots in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest.

Ben Koldyke’s Relationship With Maggie Lawson

Taking a closer look at the number of breakups and marriage divorces that took place in Hollywood in 2017, we had no choice but to believe that the year was absolutely not the best year for Hollywood couples. Some powerhouse couples in the entertainment hub are so lovely that we can’t ever imagine them calling it quits. But sadly, we have a lot of breakups that got us devastated. From Lizzie Rovsek and Christian Rovsek to David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckham, Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Davina McCall and Matthew Robertson, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, and then Ben Koldyke and Maggie Lawson, these breakups left us with a heavy heart. But if it can happen to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, it can happen to anyone.

Ben Koldyke
Ben and Maggie: image source

Until 2017, Ben and Maggie lived under the same roof as husband and wife. The two met and later got engaged on the 14th day of November 2014, shortly after Lawson separated from her Psych co-star, James Roday, whom she dated from 2006-2014. Koldyke and Maggie eventually tied the knot on his family’s ranch in New Mexico on 8th August 2015. Sadly, the actress filed for divorce from her husband in early 2017 and since then, the two have not been staying together.

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The daughter of a homemaker and hotel manager, Maggie Lawson was born on August 12, 1980, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was raised in the same city by her homemaker mother Judy and manager father, Mike Lawson. Upon completing her primary school education, she was enrolled at an all-girls Catholic School in Louisville called Assumption High School, where she received her high school education. She launched her acting career in 1996 and has made a good number of on-screen appearances in series like Crumbs, Inside Schwartz, It’s All Relative, Nancy Drew (film), and many others. Of all her projects in the movie industry, Maggie is best known for playing Detective Juliet “Jules” O’Hara in Steve Frank’s American detective comedy-drama TV series, Psych.


Throughout the period Ben Koldyke had a romantic relationship with his wife, their intimacy didn’t produce offsprings. Prior to their marriage, the popular American director/actor had no children and ever since he went his separate way, he has not welcomed a baby with any woman. The Hollywood star and his ex-wife seem not to be in a hurry to start a family with someone else, as the two are still single.

Height – How Tall is He?

The actor is one of Hollywood’s best who have height on their side. He towers over a lot of Hollywood stars such as Tom CruiseDaniel Radcliffe, Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, but shorter than the likes of Brad Garrett, Joel McHale, Joe Manganiello, Dwayne Johnson, Armie Hammer, and Vince Vaughn with a few inches. Ben stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches, which is the same measurement as 1.88 in the metric unit. His weight is recorded to be 85 kilograms or 187 lb.


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