Charlotte Laws is an author, TV personality, public speaker, corporation director, anti-revenge porn activist and animal rights advocate. She is a former actress and magazine covergirl. She has performed as a standup comic at the Comedy Store.
She was a weekly commentator on the NBC show, “The Filter with Fred Roggin” from 2009 – 2013. She also hosted her own news show called Uncommon Sense from 2007 – 2010.
Laws was a Los Angeles city commissioner (2006 – 2008), appointed by the mayor. She also served four terms (2004 – 20012) on the Greater Valley Glen Council in southern California. She was the first politician to run on platform of representing all beings in the district, not just the humans whom she maintains are the elite.
Laws, an Atlanta debutante, was adopted at birth and tracked down her birthparents in her late twenties. She is known for saying, “You can never have too many parents.” She met her natural brother and sister for the first time in 2012. They did not know of Laws’ existence.
Laws lived in Las Vegas in the early 1980’s and then moved to Los Angeles. She has two BA degrees from California State Northridge: in Theatre and Philosophy. She has two Master’s Degrees from USC: in Professional Writing and Social Ethics. She has a doctorate in Social Ethics from USC and completed post-graduate study at Oxford University, England.
Laws has experimented with a number of jobs. She has worked as a cab driver, private investigator, bodyguard, backup singer for an Elvis imitator, nurse, fashion designer, aerobics instructor, Realtor, professional dancer and antiques shop owner. Laws was a lecturer for the FBI in Quantico, Virginia in 2006.
Laws has appeared on hundreds of TV shows, including Larry King Live, Oprah Winfrey, The Late Show, Nightline, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. Laws’ articles have been published in numerous publications, including Huffington Post, Salon, The Daily News, The L.A. Times and Newsweek.
Laws made Buzzfeed’s list of the 30 fiercest women of 2013 and one of the “twenty females who changed the world” by Brainwreck. She is the recipient of the 2006 Los Angeles Animal Humanitarian Award, and she has received commendations from the California Legislature, the Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles Business Journal.