Rules of Engagement
American actress Megyn Price is best known for playing Claudia Finnerty
on the sitcom “Grounded for Life” (Fox, 2001-2003; The WB,
2003-2005) and Audrey Bingham on the CBS sitcom “Rules of
Engagement” (2007-2013). She also played regular roles on
“Common Law” (1996) and “LateLine”
(1998-1999) and starred in such the films as “Mystery,
Alaska” (1999), “Larry the Cable Guy: Health
Inspector” (2006) and “Day Test” (2012) as well as in
the TV film “ A Country Christmas Story” (2013).
Price has been married twice. She currently resides in the San Fernando
Valley area in California with her current husband Edward Cotner. They
have one daughter.
Here Comes the Sun
Childhood and Family:
Megyn Samantha Price was born on March 24, 1971, in Seattle,
Washington. She was raised in the Mormon religion and has seven
brothers and sisters. Megyn attended Norman High School in Norman,
Oklahoma and graduated in 1988. She wrote and produced a play,
“Here Comes the Sun,” while still in high school. She was
named one of USA Today's top-20 high school students and chosen as a
Presidential Scholar during her senior year. She went on to study
economics and communication at Stanford University.
Megyn was previously married to Bill Lawrence. Currently, she is
happily married to childhood sweetheart Edward Cotner, to whom she
refers as Steady Eddie. Eddie is an ER physician. Megyn has a
daughter, Grace, who was born July 13, 2007.
Grounded for Life
Though she produced and wrote a play while in high school, Megyn Price
did not consider acting as a career choice at the time. In college, she
continued to act in school productions and performed at a conservatory
theater in San Francisco. She event spent a year working as an
investment banker for a year before eventually deciding to pursue
Price made her television debut as Suzanne Sanders in an episode of
“Quantum Leap” called “Liberation - October 16,
1968” (1993). She went on to guest star in “Saved by the
Bell: The New Class” (1994, playing Samantha), “The Drew
Carey Show” (1995-1996, playing waitress) and
“Renegade” (1996, playing Mary Beth Larson / Schultz)
before landing her first major role in the ABC sitcom
“Common Law” (1996), where she played the role of
lawyer Nancy Slaton. Also starring Greg Giraldo, David Pasquesi and
Carlos Jacott, the show, however, was soon canceled due to law ratings.
Price next starred as Gale Ingersoll in “LateLine,”
opposite Al Franken, who also co-created the show. The sitcom aired on
NBC/Showtime from March 17, 1998 to December 25, 1999.
In 1999, Price made her film debut in “Love Happens” a
comedy/romance film directed and written by Tony Cookson. There she
starred as a commitment-phobic woman named Lisa Harris. Later that same
year, she appeared in Jay Roach's comedy/drama film “Mystery,
Alaska” with Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds and Hank Azaria.
Following a guest spot in “Will & Grace” (2000), Price
starred with Donal Logue in the television sitcom “Grounded for
Life,” created by Mike Schiff and Bill Martin. The show debuted
on January 10, 2001, as a mid-season replacement on the Fox Network,
and ran for two seasons on the network until being axed only two
episodes into its third season in 2003. It was soon picked up for the
rest of the third season by The WB Television Network, where it aired
for two additional seasons until it ended on January 28,
From 2005 to 2009, Price provided the voice of Linda Memari in
several episodes of the adult animated sitcom “American
Dad!”. In 2006, she played the role of Jane Whitley in the comedy
film “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” starring
stand-up comedian Larry the Cable Guy. The film was panned by critics
and was not a box office success.
In 2007, Price returned to television series as a regular on the sitcom
“Rules of Engagement,” opposite Patrick Warburton, Oliver
Hudson, Bianca Kajlich, David Spade and Adhir Kalyan. Originally aired
as a midseason replacement on CBS, the series went on to ran for seven
seasons until it ended on May 20, 2013. She played Audrey Bingham
(née Curtis), an editor at Indoor Living magazine and the
assertive, modern wife of Jeff Bingham (played by Warburton).
Meanwhile, Price made a guest appearance in an episode of “Drop
Dead Diva” called “Welcome Back” (2012) and starred
as Jackie Taylor in the family/comedy film “Day Test”
(2012), opposite Corbin Bernsen, who also directed and co-written the
Price recently starred opposite Desiree Ross and Mary Kay Place in the
made for television film “ A Country Christmas Story,”
aired on Lifetime television on November 9, 2013.