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Attended the University of Southern California.

Shortly before he began working on "Gimme a Break!" (1981), Bob Denver ("Gilligan's Island" (1964)) and Joseph Lawrence shot a pilot for an unsold television show called "Scamps." Lawrence played the ring-leader of a group of pesky children.

In 1994 graduated from Abington Friends School.

Brother of Matthew Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence.

Filed for divorce from his wife, Michelle Vella, of two years. The divorce should be final by the end of 2005. (November 2004)

Shares a birthday with his "Gimme a Break!" (1981) co-star Lara Jill Miller.

Met wife Chandie Yawn-Nelson while on vacation in Disney world when the two were teenagers, 13 years later they married there.

Daughter Charli born May 10, 2006, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Dated Katherine Heigl. (2000)

Daughter Charli born May 10, 2006, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces

Former boyfriend of Kellie Martin

Named one of "People" magazines 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. (May 1994)

Ranked #25 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).

Ranked #21 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"

Daughter's name is Charleston "Charli" Lawrence.

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