Many celebrities in the entertainment industry gained their popularity in front of the camera but there are still a few behind-the-camera-celebs like Patrick Whitesell of the WME who has amassed a lot of fame and fortune as a talent agent representing the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry.
As a top power broker in Hollywood, Patrick’s roster is like a list of who is who of Hollywood. Top-notch artists like Michelle Williams, Jared Leto, Ryan Reynolds as well as John Krasinski are examples of the caliber of celebs who populate his roster. Other names on his list include Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman and Kevin Costner who are also known A-listers. We cannot fail to mention big names like Denzel Washington, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba who also constitute the population of his robust roaster.
Who Is Patrick Whitesell?
Born into a Jewish family in Iowa Falls Iowa on the 4th of February 1965, Patrick Whitesell has the horoscope sign of Pisces and he is of American nationality with white ethnicity. His dad’s name is John Patrick “Jack” Whitesell and his mum’s name is Patricia Whitesell. He has several brothers namely; Sean Whitesell – a deceased movie and TV actor who died at age 52 from cancer, Thomas Whitesell and Christopher Whitesell – a notable writer. Others are James Whitesell – a known college basketball coach and John Whitesell – a director.
On his educational background and qualifications, Patrick Whitesell achieved his early education from Iowa Falls High School graduating in 1983. He proceeded to Luther College Iowa for further studies and bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987 before embarking on a career in entertainment. He currently lives in Beverly Hills California with his wife and kids.
Is Patrick Whitesell Lauren Sanchez Husband?
If you have ever wondered whether Patrick Whitesell is the better half of the tv personality Lauren Sanchez, the answer is yes. Patrick and his spouse Lauren Sanchez tied the connubial knot in 2005 and their union has endured for almost 14 years. Their marriage is blessed with two kids – a boy Evan Whitesell born in 2006, he later became a brother to Eleanor Patricia Whitesell a beautiful girl who came in 2008. Furthermore, sources have it that Patrick’s wife Lauren has a son from a past relationship with Tony Gonzalez – the NFL tight end wife whois currently married to October Gonzalez.
Although the pair has enjoyed a blissful marriage that has spanned over a decade, recent developments have revealed that Patrick and Lauren are set to get divorced in 2019 but the duo is still living together in their Beverly Hills home.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About The Talent Agent
1. Career in Entertainment
From 1990 to 1992, Patrick Whitesell worked as a staff of InterTalent, he started from the mailroom and worked his way up the ladder. 1992 to 95 saw him working as an agent at UTA (United Talent Agency) then he moved over to CCA (Creative Artists Agency) where he worked as the substantial head of the talent department from 1995 to 2001. Since the inception of WME Entertainment in 2009, Patrick has been a co-CEO along with his colleague Ari Emanuel.
Patrick Whitesell has worked with all caliber of entertainers in the past but presently, he only represents the A-rated celebrities. Other agencies he has worked with include Endeavor Talent Agency where he worked as a partner in 2001, he was among the people who designed the successful merger between the agency and William Morris Agency. He is currently a part of Governor’s California Film Commission as an appointed member, he is also on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as an associate member.
2. Patrick Whitesell Was Named Businessperson of the Year
Alongside his co-chief executive officer, Ari Emmanuel, Patrick Whitesell has been characterized as “rewriting the Hollywood script,” and the pair has equally made it to Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list.
3. His Wife’s Secret Relationship with Jeff Bezos
Early in 2019. rumors were rife that Patrick’s soon to be ex-wife was in a love relationship with Jeff Bezos the current world’s wealthiest man. Jeff and his wife separated earlier and are involved in a bitter divorce and alimony battle. According to the rumors, Bezos and Lauren got together after her official separation from Patrick.
4. Patrick Whitesell is One of the Wealthiest Celebrities
Celebrity Net Worth published Patrick Whitesell’s net worth as a jaw-dropping $300 million. The Hollywood mogul attracts a handsome salary of 10 million. His wedding with Lauren was a lavish affair which was described by Celebrity Net Worth as an elaborate $2 million Santa Barbara affair. While their union lasted, the duo acquired several luxurious properties; notable among their acquisition is their mansion in Beverly Hills which is worth $11 million.
5. Body Stats
Irrespective of being a high profile celebrity, Patrick Whitesell’s body measurements have never been published. Nobody is privy to information concerning his weight, height and his general body stats but it is common knowledge that he is of average body build with dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.