Actress Charlotte Laws..........


Charlotte Laws started her
career in entertainment at the age of 16 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Many of her acting credits can be found under her Screen Actors Guild name Missy Laws.

After Atlanta, Charlotte moved to Las Vegas, then Los Angeles. She studied at the Joe Bernard Acting Studio and Estelle Harmon's Actors Workshop. When on the West Coast, she worked as a model, appeared in TV commercials and movies. She was also a professional dancer and backup singer at one time.

Today, she is a political representative in Southern California, heads heads The League for Earth and Animal Protection and writes books and articles.

Charlotte has been a vegetarian since the early 1980's. Her favorite foods are broccoli, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, seaweed and French toast.

She often orders just a plate of broccoli when she goes to restaurants - it's her favorite meal.

Charlotte's favorite color is burgundy and favorite flower is the red rose. She currently resides on a tennis court estate near Mulholland in Los Angeles. Her only financial goal in life has been to have a private tennis court in her backyard. She realized this goal in 2006.

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Biography of Charlotte Laws

(compiled from the Official Websites for Charlotte Laws):

In March 2004, Charlotte Laws was elected to serve as a Greater Valley Glen Council member, representing Valley Glen as well as sections of North Hollywood and Valley Village (postal designation). She was then immediately elected by her fellow Councilmembers to act on the Executive Board. She was appointed to serve as the Chair of the Government Relations Committee and is a member of the Land Use & Planning Committee, in addition to assisting the Communications Committee with articles, media contacts, and neighborhood involvement projects. Her Political website is www.CharlotteLaws.org or www.ValleyGlen.us

Charlotte has had extensive experience in community outreach, working in both the private and nonprofit sectors. She has been a Realtor © since 1987 and is currently a top agent with Prudential. She is listed among the top 1% of Realtors © nationwide. She is the recipient of the Prudential President's Award for the past three years and received the Leading Edge Award in January 2005. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors ®, the California Association of Realtors ®, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors ®, and all local multiple listings services (SRAR, CLAW, and GAVAR).

Charlotte's official real estate websites are www.YourTopBroker.com and www.CharlotteLaws.com although her listings are advertised in a number of other locations on the Internet. For greater detail about her real estate-related achievements, please check the resumes listed at these URLs.

Charlotte's interaction with the community as a real estate agent has kept her in touch with local needs. Her community involvement is extensive, ranging from regular donations out of every closed escrow to the Aaroe Associates Charitable Foundation to personal contributions and volunteer work for numerous not-for-profit groups, especially those associated with the arts, animal rights/welfare, environmentalism, and education. Protecting nonhumans and the environment is her top priority. She is always involved with several animal-related nonprofit projects at one time.

She is the founder and president of the League for Earth & Animal Protection ( LEAP ) - www.LEAPnonprofit.org . LEAP came into existence in 1992. The members advocate and educate on behalf on domesticated nonhumans in areas including, but not limited to, vegetarianism and veganism, animals in entertainment, pound seizure, factory farming, vivisection, dissection, euthanasia in animal shelters, and spay and neuter programs; and they advocate and educate on behalf of the environment and wildlife in areas including, but not limited to, species extinction, habitat encroachment, ecosystem imbalance, global warming, and resource conservation.

LEAP members subscribe to a compassionate way of living based on the principle of Ahimsa--nonviolence towards all living things--because this way of being brings greater overall satisfaction to all beings who have interests. LEAP informs via public speaking, special events, and information-based campaigns. Charlotte delivers speeches on behalf of LEAP throughout the country. She was also recently appointed to be Director of Animal Welfare for Greater Valley Glen and started the DAW program for the city of Los Angeles, which stems from the first part of her L.A. "no kill shelter" proposal. Additional information can be found at www.AnimalCommission.org

Charlotte is also on the Advisory Board for the Center on Animal Liberation Affairs ( CALA ). She was recently appointed to serve on the No Kill Council, chairing the Community Partnerships Committee.

Charlotte attained a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2000 and holds two Master's Degrees: in Professional Writing (USC) and in Social Ethics (USC). She also has two Bachelor Degrees: in Philosophy from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and in Theatre Arts (CSUN). Charlotte completed doctoral level coursework in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and post-doctoral study at Oxford University, England.

Charlotte has also completed continuing education classes in community development, conflict resolution, computers, real estate, statistics, screenwriting, speech, religious studies, et al. from various universities and community colleges, such as the University of Florida, the University of Nevada (Las Vegas), Santa Monica College, and Valley College. She is a graduate of the well-renowned Estelle Harmon Actor's Studio in Los Angeles, Joe Bernard Acting in Las Vegas, and the Academy Theatre in Atlanta.

Charlotte is the author of a motivational self-help book (Ross Books, Berkeley, 1988) and was a contributor to the popular book, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader (St. Martin's Press, New York, 1988). Charlotte's most recently completed publication is called Armed for Ideological Warfare. It discusses the animal rights movement within the context of seventeenth century philosopher Baruch Spinoza's thought.

Charlotte has authored a section of the 2005 book, Igniting a Revolution, Voices In Defense of Mother Earth, (edited by Dr. Steven Best and Anthony J. Nocella, II). She is finishing an autobiography as well as a chapter in a book on animal rights.

Charlotte is the author of numerous articles published in Newsweek, The L.A. Times, Special Report, The Simon, The Oakland Tribune, The Daily News, E The Environmental Magazine, The Tolucan Times, Opinion Editorials, Buzzle Magazine, Human Beams, Publisher's Weekly, The Globe, et al and was a columnist for a British magazine from 1999-2001.

She is currently a nationally syndicated columnist. Her articles and columns explore a variety of topics from philosophy to politics, law, education, real estate, and social issues. In addition, she wrote the screenplay Jonesing and her poetry has been published in regional publications throughout the years, beginning when she was a teenager. Her first magazine article was published when she was 21.She has been interviewed on the following television shows: Larry King Live, The Late Show, Good Day L.A., NBC News, Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, The Journal, Inside Edition, Oprah Winfrey, AM Los Angeles, in addition to numerous local radio / TV programs. People magazine interviewed her for one of their issues. She has been interviewed by magazines and newspapers throughout the world.

Charlotte's Web Blogs can be found at http://charlottelaws.typepad.com and http://charlottelaws.blogspot.com Visitors to the site can post comments.

Charlotte is listed in Who's Who in California and Notable American Women and was made an honorary member of the British-American Bar Association, although she holds no law degree. She has been honored with a number of academic awards as several related to her career in entertainment. She was the winner of a local "Best Actress Award " in 1998 and was recognized by the Hollywood Appreciation Society for her achievements. She appeared in several movies as an actress; was in a professional dance company (performing in television commercials); was a back-up singer, a model and magazine cover girl.

Throughout her career, she has developed an amazing record of accomplishments.

(All information taken from Websites and interviews)

Interesting Facts about Charlotte Laws

Charlotte was born in a car on the way to the hospital on May 11th, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. This makes her a Taurus. Her birth time is 6:30 pm for all of you astrological types.

She spent her childhood fighting racism. Blacks were not allowed at her parents' country club, and they were not initially permitted at her school.

She was an Atlanta Debutante.

Her favorite high school subjects were Philosophy, Religion, Latin, French, and Physical Education. Although she made A's in school, she did poorly on standardized tests and has always been insecure about her intelligence. Perhaps this is why she has racked up so many degrees!

She was a high school cheerleader and good athlete. She also played in professional / state tennis tournaments in her late teens (and has won Los Angeles tennis competitions in the past decade). When she was eight months pregnant with her daughter, she won a tournament after a grueling six hours. The crowd and her competitors were stunned that someone "so pregnant" could win.

She was raised Christian, but as a young adult converted to Judaism and Jainism (an Indian religion). She calls herself a "Jewish Jain."

She believes that the most admirable path in life is that of "ahimsa" - non-injury to all living beings.

She was adopted at birth. Her adoptive mother committed suicide when she was 16 and her brother (also adopted) was killed in an automobile accident when she was 18. Her mother didn't initially die, but was "on life-sustaining machines" for ten years . Charlotte 's adoptive father is retired and currently lives in Florida and North Carolina with his wife.

Charlotte has been a vegetarian and an advocate for the animals since the early 1980's. She is also an environmentalist. She rejects speciesism -- a form of prejudice in which humans arrogantly believe themselves to be superior to other life forms. She thinks all living beings are "of equal value and worthy of equal consideration."

When she was 21 years old, her father offered her $500,000 if she would remain in Atlanta
. Instead she moved to California with only $500. She has lived there ever since.

She tracked down her birthparents in 1986 and enjoys a great relationship with them. Her birthmother works for the
government in Washington , D.C. and her birthfather is a University professor, with a doctorate in History. He has published a number of books.

Charlotte's motivational self-help book (published in 1988) sold many copies. She appeared on over 70 television and radio shows to promote it and did a nationwide book-signing tour.

Charlotte has sold real estate since 1987 and remains one of the top Realtors in the country. She has received numerous industry awards.

Charlotte dated a famous singer-sex symbol for many years, but has refused to acknowledge publicly who he is.

Charlotte's daughter Kayla was born in 1986. Kayla's father currently lives in New York

Charlotte's favorite songs are I've Never Been To Me and The Night Chicago Died.

Her favorite movies are The Boys from Brazil, Not Without My Daughter, The Killing Fields, Enemy of the State, The Green Mile, Love in the Afternoon, The Jerk, Down With Love, E.T., The End, The Bad Seed, and The Godfather.

Charlotte does not watch TV, except cable news and the Colbert Report

Ironically, her favorite books are Baruch Spinoza's Ethics and John Caputo's Against Ethics.

She claims to have had a series of "unusual" experiences in the mid-1990's that relate to Spinoza; prior to this she was a skeptic about such "experiences." She feels very close to Spinoza to this day.

Politically, she is an Independent and has worked on the campaigns of Democrats, Republicans and others: such as Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown, Bill Bradley, John McCain, and Ralph Nader. She is against partisan politics and votes "the person."

She considers herself spiritual. She embraces a Spinozistic pantheism. Since the age of 12, she has felt that she has a "mission in life."

She has had many occupations: aerobics instructor at Bally's Fitness, clothing designer (on Rodeo Drive
in Beverly Hills ), owner of antiques business, backup singer for an Elvis imitator, cab driver, and private investigator.

She believes in metaphysical determinism and an amoral universe and calls herself a postmodern. Rather than Democracy, she promotes the idea of Omniocracy, a government of, by, and for all living beings. She thinks nonhumans should be represented within the political and legal system/framework. Anything less is elitist and not conducive to what she calls "the definitional good." (From her book ARMed)

She thinks the word "God" is sexist; therefore, uses the term "God/Goddess."

She has always had dogs. She had 13 while growing up in Atlanta
and currently has three, all of whom were rescued from shelters.

She has been a student most of her life. She has earned a Ph.D., two Master's degrees, two BA degrees, and has taken many classes. She completed
postdoctoral study at Oxford University, England.

She gives money to a range of charities, mostly related to animals, the environment, arts and education.