Bryan Lourd

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Bryan Lourd
Born Bryan William Lourd
(1960-11-05) November 5, 1960 (age 57)
New Iberia, Louisiana, U.S.
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation
Organization Creative Artists Agency
Board member of InterActiveCorp
Spouse(s)
Bruce Bozzi (m. 2016)
Partner(s) Carrie Fisher
(1991–1994)
Children 2; including Billie Lourd

Bryan William Lourd (born November 5, 1960) is an American talent agent. He has served as partner, managing director and co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) since October 1995.

Early life[edit]

Lourd was born on November 5, 1960, in New Iberia, Louisiana, to Sherion (Brice) and Harvey H. Lourd, Jr (1938-2011).[1] His brother, Blaine Lourd, is an investment advisor.[2] He attended New Iberia Senior High School, where he played the lead in several high school musicals. He earned a degree from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 1982.[3]

Career[edit]

He has served as partner, managing director and co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) since October 1995.[3][4] During the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike, he served as a mediator between Patric Verrone, the President of the Writers Guild of America, West and its legal counsel, David Young, and movie executive Peter Chernin and Bob Iger, the chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company.[5] In 2014, he was honored at a gala with many entertainers given in his honor in New York City.[6][7][8]

He has served on the board of directors of InterActiveCorp, an online media company headed by Barry Diller, since 2005.[3]

Philanthropy and public service[edit]

Lourd was elected to the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011.[9] He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.[4][10] He was also appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009 by President Barack Obama.[11] Four years later, President Obama appointed Lourd to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.[11][12] He attended the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in 2013.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Lourd and actress Carrie Fisher were together from 1991 to 1994. They have one daughter, actress Billie, born in 1992.[4][14][15]

Lourd married Bruce Bozzi, the co-owner of The Palm,[4] on October 12, 2016, and Lourd legally adopted Bozzi’s daughter, Ava.[16][17] They divide their time between a penthouse apartment in the West Village, in Lower Manhattan, New York City[4] and a house in Beverly Hills, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harvey H. 'Puffer' Lourd Jr". iberianet.com.
  2. ^ "The Evolution of an Investor". New York Post. November 19, 2007. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Bryan Lourd profile". Forbes.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e Heyman, Marshall (February 11, 2014). "Lourd-ing Over Lincoln Center: Star-Studded 'American Songbook' Gala Honoring Bryan Lourd". The Wall Street Journal.
  5. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2013). TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War Over the Internet. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-8156-1008-3.
  6. ^ Cox, Gordon (February 10, 2014). "Matt Bomer Sings a Duet, Anne Hathaway Plays Air Guitar in Bryan Lourd's Living Room". Variety.
  7. ^ Malle, Chloe (February 11, 2014). "Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala Honors Bryan Lourd". Vogue.
  8. ^ Williams, Alex (February 12, 2014). "Southern Gentleman as Hollywood Agent: At a Lincoln Center Gala, Hollywood Honors Bryan Lourd of the Creative Artists Agency". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "Bryan Lourd on LACMA Board of Trustees". The Huffington Post. October 3, 2011.
  10. ^ "Board of Directors". Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
  11. ^ a b Johnson, Ted (September 25, 2014). "Bryan Lourd Appointed to Kennedy Center Board". Variety.
  12. ^ "About the Center". John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
  13. ^ Abrams, Rachel (July 2, 2013). "Sun Valley Conference Guest List Includes Chris Christie, Mark Zuckerberg". Variety.
  14. ^ Fisher, Carrie (2009). Wishful Drinking. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  15. ^ "Princess Carrie Settles Scores". New York Post. October 20, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  16. ^ "Carrie Fischer's ex and CAA head Bryan Lourd been with boyfriend since 1994, Bruce Bozzi". AOL. October 14, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  17. ^ Witchel, Alex (March 30, 2018). "For the heir to the Palm steakhouse empire, nostalgia is a plate of fancy chicken nuggets". The Washington Post.