Sarah Snook's unexpected love story.

Sarah Snook is everywhere right now - more specifically, she’s been wiping the floor during this year’s awards season for her role as Siobhan Roy in TV drama series Succession

Her recent wins include a 2024 Golden Globe and a 2024 Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Television Series.  

Sarah Snook and Succession co-star Kieran Culkin at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards. Image: Getty 


In Snook’s Critics Choice Awards acceptance speech, she gave a special thanks to her husband, Australian comedian Dave Lawson saying, "Thank you to my real husband for being the best husband in a supporting role, you are the joy of my life."  

So who is Dave Lawson? 

If you’re a millennial, you might recognise Lawson from his time at Nickelodeon as the co-host of Sarvo with James Kerley, Camp Orange and Saturday Nick Television

He also co-hosted the 2006 Australian Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards with Sophie Monk. 

Dave Lawson with his Sarvo co-host James Kerley at the 2008 Australian Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Image: Getty


In a 2021 interview with Vogue, Snook confirmed that she and Lawson knew each other well before they got together.

"We’ve been friends since 2014, lived together, travelled together, always excited to see each other, but totally platonic," she said. "We’ve just never been single at the same time."

During the pandemic in 2020 when the Golden Globes were held virtually, Snook and Lawson gave us a sneak peek into their humorous relationship when Snook posted a selfie to her Instagram story with an Emmy award that Lawson had made entirely out of tinfoil. 

Sarah Snook with a tinfoil Emmy award replica made by Dave Lawson. Image: Instagram


Snook confirmed in the 2021 Vogue interview that she and Lawson were locked down in Melbourne together at the start of the pandemic which is when they fell in love. 

Confirming that they tied the knot a few years later, she said, "I proposed, and we got married in February in my backyard."

In 2023, Snook announced her pregnancy at the season 4 premiere of Succession, coming as a (welcomed) surprise to fans of the show. 

Sarah Snook and Dave Lawson at the Succession season 4 premiere. Image: Getty.


She later announced the birth of her baby with Lawson via an Instagram post, giving an ode to the final episode of Succession in the caption. 

"It’s hard to express what this show has meant to me… I’m going to miss it all. The people of this show are a talented bunch, and I’m proud to have worked alongside them, it’s the people I will miss most of all. 

"I just watched the final episode of the final season of something that has changed my life. And now, my life has changed again. Thank you for all the love and support."


Snook’s portrayal of Siobhan Roy in Succession is nominated for a 2024 Emmy award for Lead actress in a drama television series.

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