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|Born||Joshua Daniel Flagg
August 20, 1985
Los Angeles, California
|Residence||Beverly Hills, California|
|Occupation||real estate broker, television personality|
|Partner(s)||Colton Thorn (2008-present)|
Michael FlaggCindy Flagg
|Relatives||Edith Flagg (grandmother)|
Joshua Daniel "Josh" Flagg (born August 20, 1985) is an American real estate agent and media personality who co-stars alongside Madison Hildebrand and Josh Altman on the show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles on the Bravo television network. The show, now in its fifth season, follows three young real estate agents in Los Angeles as they sell high-end homes.
Josh Flagg was born on August 20, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Michael and Cindy (Platt) Flagg of Los Angeles. He is the grandson of philanthropist and Jewish leader Herman Platt and great-grandson of Benjamin Platt, founder of the nationwide Platt Music Corporation chain of stores. His great-grandparents on his mother's side were residents of California since the late 1800s and are known for their contributions to Jewry. On his father's side, he is the grandson of former fashion industry executive and designer Edith Flagg, from Romania, and her husband, Eric Flagg.
He grew up in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School until 1998. In 1998, he attended the Brentwood School, a private school in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. In 2003, Flagg left Brentwood, and attended Beverly Hills High School.
Upon graduation in 2004, he started working as a real estate agent in Beverly Hills, California. Beginning in 2004, he started making residential sales in high end neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip. Flagg started his career under the arm of real estate broker Bruce Nelson with the John Bruce Nelson firm in Bel Air, followed by a brief stint at the Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills East office in 2007.
In 2007, Flagg, along with two other agents, Madison Hildebrand and Chad Rogers, were picked and started filming for a reality TV series. The show aired on Bravo in August 2008. Million Dollar Listing returned for its third season on October 12, 2009. In August 2008, within a few weeks of the television show's premiere, Flagg was arrested for allegedly stealing works of fine art belonging to his clients. The objects allegedly included works by Chagall and Picasso. Flagg was immediately released on $100,000 bail. A few weeks later, the Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to prosecute due to insufficient evidence. Flagg was later sued by the estate of Marcia Israel, founder of Judy's clothing stores, over paintings and expensive jade sculptures intended for the Marcia Israel Foundation.
In 2009, Flagg started working at Keller Williams Westside, in Los Angeles, California, where he started "Josh Flagg Estates". On March 9, 2010, Bravo announced the return of Million Dollar Listing for a fourth season, although there was no mention if the three real estate agents would return for the fourth season.
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