Actress Alyssa Milano considering running for Congress in 2024

Alyssa Milano has set her sights on California's 4th District.
Alyssa Milano has set her sights on California's 4th District.PHOTO: MILANO_ALYSSA/INSTAGRAM

LOS ANGELES - Actress Alyssa Milano, a vocal Democrat, is seriously considering running for the United States Congress in 2024.

She has set her sights on California's 4th District to potentially run against Tom McClintock, a staunch Republican.

"It's going to take someone with, I think, name recognition and deep pockets to be able to run against McClintock, and so I'm considering it," Milano told The Hill, a political news website, on Tuesday (June 8). "I'm basically gathering information right now, speaking to different consultants, speaking to the community."

The star of hit television shows such as Charmed (1998 to 2006) and Who's The Boss? (1984 to 1992) said she would have to consider her schedule before making the final decision to run.

The 48-year-old recently announced a sequel to Who's The Boss? and so would have to juggle acting and campaigning.

She added: "Obviously I can't do both at the same time. So it's just really going to be about timing."

An activist since she was 15, Milano, who is married to a talent agent and has two children, has become increasingly outspoken on social media.

In recent years, she had criticised former US President Donald Trump, protested the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and testified in support of the Equal Rights Amendment in 2019.

She said she would be "very hands-on, boots on the ground" about the work and her motivation came from "a place of service".

She added: "My intentions are to make the world a better place."