Patrick Whitesell

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Patrick Whitesell
Born (1965-02-04) February 4, 1965 (age 50)
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Alma mater Luther College (1987)
Occupation Talent agent
Organization William Morris Endeavor
Spouse(s) Lauren Sanchez (m. 2005)
Children 2

Patrick Whitesell (born February 4, 1965)[1] is an American talent agent and co-CEO of WME, an entertainment and media agency.[2] He joined the Endeavor Talent Agency as a partner in February 2001, where he was a member of the company’s Executive Committee.[3]


Whitesell is the son of Patricia and John Patrick "Jack" Whitesell. His brothers are Sean, Christopher, and director John Whitesell.[citation needed] He is originally from Iowa Falls, Iowa. A graduate of Luther College in Iowa, he resides in Beverly Hills, CA with his wife and two children.[4][5]

Whitesell is an appointed member of the Governor's California Film Commission and an associate member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.[6]


Whitesell worked at InterTalent from 1990 to 1992.[7] He was an agent at United Talent Agency (UTA), from 1992 to 1995.[3][8] Whitesell served as head of the talent department of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), from 1995 to 2001.[3]

Whitesell and WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel have been characterized as “rewriting the Hollywood script,” and they have been named to Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Patrick Whitesell Bio". IMDb. July 13, 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (April 27, 2009). "WMA, Endeavor approve merger". Variety. 
  3. ^ a b c Brodesser, Claude (February 26, 2001). "Whitesell exits CAA". Variety. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Lauren Sanchez and Patrick Whitesell Welcome a Girl - Babies :
  5. ^ "Lauren Sánchez Whitesell and sons attend Second Annual Kidstock Music and Art Festival – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies -". 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Patrick Whitesell Bio" (PDF). Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Solomon, Deborah (December 10, 2010). "Questions for Patrick Whitesell". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Eller, Claudia (October 14, 1992). "Ex-ITA exex cut deal to move to UTA". Variety. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Garrahan, Matthew (December 6, 2011). "Rewriting the Hollywood script". Financial Times. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  10. ^ P.N. (November 19, 2010). "Businessperson of the Year". Fortune. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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