Patrick Whitesell
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Whitesell in 2016
Born (1965-02-04) February 4, 1965 (age 56)
Alma materLuther College (1987)
Occupationbusiness person
OrganizationWilliam Morris Endeavor
(m. 2005; div. 2019)
FamilyJohn Whitesell (brother)
Chris Whitesell (brother)
Sean Whitesell (brother)
Jim Whitesell (brother)
Tom Whitesell (brother)
Maria Quiban (sister-in-law)

Patrick Whitesell (born February 4, 1965)[1] is an American business person, Hollywood mogul and executive chairman of Endeavor, 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]

Early life

Whitesell was born on February 4, 1965 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He is the son of Patricia and John Patrick "Jack" Whitesell.[4][5] His brothers are the late film and television actor Sean Whitesell, Thomas Whitesell, writer Christopher Whitesell, college basketball coach Jim Whitesell, and director John Whitesell.[6][7][5] Whitesell graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1983.[citation needed] He graduated from Luther College in Iowa in 1987.[8]


Whitesell worked at InterTalent from 1990 to 1992.[9] He was an agent at United Talent Agency (UTA), from 1992 to 1995.[3][10] 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.[11][12]

Whitesell is an appointed member of the Governor's California Film Commission and an associate member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.[13]

Personal life

Whitesell resides in Beverly Hills, California. He is divorced from Lauren Sanchez, and has two children.[14][15] On November 28, 2020, he got engaged to Australian actress of Chilean descent Pia Miller (Loyola).[16]


  1. ^ "Patrick Whitesell Bio". IMDb. July 13, 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Chicago Sun-Times: "Celebrity Status: Like Rest of Family, Whitesell at Home on Stage -- Only His Is Gentile Center" by Toni Ginnetti January 30, 2006
  5. ^ a b The Courier: "Iowa Falls family finds ties to show business" by Jessica Miller Mar 12, 2001
  6. ^ Deadline: "Sean Whitesell Dies: Television Writer-Producer And Brother Of WME’s Patrick Whitesell Was 52" by Ross A. Lincoln December 31, 2015
  7. ^ The Wrap: "Sean Whitesell, TV Writer and Brother of WME’s Patrick Whitesell, Dead at 52" by Jeff Sneider December 31, 2015
  8. ^ Luther Alumni Magazine: "Watch Hugh Jackman onstage at the Iowa Falls, Iowa, theatre recently restored by Patrick Whitesell '87 and his father" Volume 47, No. 2 Winter 2014 (1/03/14)
  9. ^ Solomon, Deborah (December 10, 2010). "Questions for Patrick Whitesell". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Eller, Claudia (October 14, 1992). "Ex-ITA exex cut deal to move to UTA". Variety. Retrieved 2 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Garrahan, Matthew (December 6, 2011). "Rewriting the Hollywood script". Financial Times. Retrieved 30 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ P.N. (November 19, 2010). "Businessperson of the Year". Fortune. Retrieved 30 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Patrick Whitesell Bio" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Salkin, Karen (January 15, 2008). "Lauren Sanchez and Patrick Whitesell Welcome a Girl". People. Retrieved October 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Lauren Sánchez Whitesell and sons attend Second Annual Kidstock Music and Art Festival". People. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2019-10-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Jeff Bezos' Girlfriend's Ex-Husband Rebounds — With Stunning Australian Actress". OK! Magazine. 2020-11-28. Retrieved 2020-12-14.

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