Laura Ellis comes from New York. She went to Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed a residency in Family Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She has been board-certified in Family Medicine since 1981. She moved to Florida in 1982. She was in private practice in Melbourne until 2005 when she moved to Trinidad, Colorado, where she opened Morning Glow, a recovery home for people undergoing transgender surgery.
She enjoys cooking and fine dining. She lives with her partner of more than 20 years and her dogs. She has 2 children.