Episode 42: Laur Allen, Advocating Positive Social Justice & Humanitarian Impact through Law & Media
In this episode, actress Laur Allen shares her personal story of her family culture growing up, and what inspired her to integrate law and media in creating a positive impact in the AAPI community.
Laur is an LA native of Chinese, British, and Hungarian-Jewish heritage. As an actress, Laur made her network TV debut as the recurring character "Juliet Helton" on CBS's "The Young and the Restless." You can find her starring most recently in the LGBTQ+ holiday romcom "Christmas at the Ranch," alongside Amanda Righetti, Lindsay Wagner, and Archie Kao.
Laur was the first mixed-ethnicity Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Queen and proudly went on to represent the Los Angeles Chinese community at the Miss Chinese International Pageant in Hong Kong. Her involvement with these cultural pageants inspired her to continue working with the Southern California Chinese community to this day and also to pivot her career from behind-the-camera to acting. Prior to acting, Laur worked as a production assistant, then in production and development, and finally in the television marketing department at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
While working on "The Young and The Restless," Laur began law school at USC Gould School of Law, and in February 2021, she was admitted as a member of the State Bar of CA. With a strong passion for advocacy, Laur aspires to create an empowering platform, incorporating both acting and law, through which she can make a positive humanitarian impact and represent her community.