Patric Whitesell is recognized as the Hollywood super-agent and the Co-CEO of talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment(WME). His company, as of now, represents artists from different media platforms including television, movies, music and owns top sporting & entertainment organizations.
Patrick is also one of the members of the California Film Commission and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Wiki-Bio & Family
The American talent agent was born on 4 February 1965 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, USA. He stands approximately 1.70meters (5ft 7 inch) tall.
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Son of parents, father John Patrick Whitesell and mother, Patricia Whitesell, Patrick is one of six children. He comes from a quite accomplished family, his siblings, brothers, are associated with either entertainment or sports industry. His brother Sean Whitesell is film and television actor, Christopher Whitesell is a writer, Tom Whitesell & James Whitesell are basketball coaches, and John Whitesell is a director.
The Co-CEO of WME completed his high school education from Iowa High School in 1983 and later graduated from Luther College after finishing a college degree in 1987.
Patrick moved to L.A after graduation and worked at InterTalent, a talent agency. He made an effort to climb his way to the top in the talent management sector and worked there from 1990 to 1992. He later left the company and joined the United Talent Agency(UTA) and worked in the company from 1992 to 1995.
After three years with UTA, he served the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) as it's talent department’s head. He was part of the company for five years until he left to become a partner at Endeavor Talent Agency in 2001.
Later, Patrick, along with Endeavor co-founder, merged with the William Morris Agency(WMA) and formed William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC (WME) on 27 May 2009.
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The WME owns diverse artist & sports personalities as well as the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) and also the annual beauty pageant contest Miss Universe. The company also represent The National Hockey League and The National Football League(NFL), biggest sports enterprises in the country.
Moreover, the company also represents top-class A+ listed actors like Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam Sandler, John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck (former boyfriend of Lindsay Shookus), Jude Law, Jennifer Aniston including Matt Damon (husband of Luciana Barroso) and other A+ listers.
Patrick, with his stints as one of the top powerbroker in Hollywood as well as his position as co-CEO of WME, has accommodated him to earn the whopping amount of fortune.
As of now the net worth of the American super agent and partner of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment is estimated to be around $300 Million and earns the annual salary of $10 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. He and his former wife also had purchased the mansion in Beverly Hills that cost around $11 million.
Divorced? Wife & Children
The talent agent Patrick Whitesell and his wife, Lauren Sanchez are no more together.
Back on 20 August 2005, the couple shared the wedding vows in an elaborate $2 million Santa Barbara affair and captured the lavish wedding pics. Afterward, they began relishing wonderful relationship and extended their family with two children, Evan Whitesell (born on 22 June 2006), daughter Eleanor Patricia Whitesell(born on 15 January 2008).
However, the long-time married relationship couldn't sustain, and thus, he and his wife got separated in late 2018 after 13 years of intimacy. TMZ reported that Lauren filed for the divorce with Patrick just a day after Jeff Bezos's divorce with MacKenzie was finalized.
Later, in January 2019, news about his estranged partner's affair with the founder and president of Amazon Jeff Bezos caught fire on the internet shortly after Bezos's divorce with former wife, MacKenzie Bezos.
Patrick Whitesell & Lauren Sanchez( 2011), Pia Miller Hollywood agent's present date(Photo: PageSix)
Patrick was the one who introduced her with Jeff Bezos.
Prior to Patrick, Lauren was in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend Tony Gonzalez with whom she shared a step-son Nikko Gonzalez(born on 22 June 2006).
Not only Lauren but Patrick has also moved on from his unstable relationship and reportedly has begun dating Pia Miller, an Australian model, and actress. Less than a month of his split with Lauren, he moved on with his new girlfriend.