Who is Bryan Lourd?
Bryan Lourd is an American talent agent, who achieved fame as the managing director and co-chairman of one of the most prominent talent agencies, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), having served in the position since 1995. He made the headlines in 2016 when he married Bruce Bozzi, the co-owner of the steakhouse restaurant, The Palm
Bryan Lourd Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Bryan William Lourd on the 5th November 1960 in New Iberia, Louisiana USA, he is the son of Harvey H. Lourd, Jr. and his wife Sherion.
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He has a brother, Blaine Lourd, who is now an investment advisor. Bryan went to New Iberia Senior High School, during which time he experimented in the performing arts, appearing in several high school musicals. After matriculation, Bryan enrolled at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, from which he obtained his degree in 1982.
After his graduation, Bryan became a member of the highly-successful Creative Artist Agency (CAA), and started building a name for himself in the corporate world.
His hard work and dedication paid off, when in 1995 he was named a partner, managing director and co-chairman of CAA, working closely with CEO Joey Levin and Chairman Barry Diller.
Under his management, the company ventured into sports, and has since signed a number of successful people from the sporting world, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Eli and Peyton Manning, David Beckham, and Zion Williamson. Some of the other celebrities include Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Scarlett Johansson, Liam Neeson, Green Day, among numerous others.
Rise to Prominence
As his career was improving, Bryan became more popular, and new positions in the entertainment world were offered to him. Bryan is also a part of the InterActivCorp, as a member of the board of directors, an American holding company with over 150 brands in ownership across 100 countries.
When the Writers Guild of America ceased operating in 2007 and 2008, it was Bryan who was a mediator between the President of the Writers Guild of America, West, Patric Verrone, 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.
12,000 film and television writers went on strike seeking an increase funding for writers, which lasted from the 5th November 2007 until 12th February 2008, when the two sides eventually reached an agreement.
Bryan Lourd Net Worth
Since launching his career, Bryan has become one of the most successful people on the other side of the entertainment industry. His success has increased his wealth, so do you know how rich Bryan Lourd is, as of mid- 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lourd’s net worth is as high as $50 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you agree?
Bryan Lourd Personal Life, Dating, Children, Husband Bruce Bozzi
Bryan is a rather controversial personality; back in 1991, he started a romance with the famous actress Carrie Fisher which lasted for three years, and in 1992 they welcomed their only child, Billie Lourd, who is now an actress. Following his breakup with Carrie, he remained silent about his relationships, only to announce his marriage to Bruce Bozzi, the co-owner of The Palm in October 2016 – the two held their wedding ceremony on the 12th October 2016. Bryan has adopted Bruce’s daughter Ava.
Bruce Bozzi was born on the 24th March 1966 in New York City, USA, and is the son of Bruce Bozzi Sr., the co-founder of The Palm. Bruce attended the University of Southern California, and then joined the family business.
Billie Lourd, Bryan Lourd’s Daughter
Billie Catherine Lourd was born on the 17th July 1992, in Los Angeles, California USA. She is an actress, who achieved fame with the role of Chanel #3 in the TV series “Scream Queens” and also as Winter Anderson in the TV series “American Horror Story”
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She is the granddaughter of famous actress Debbi Reynolds, who passed away just a day after Billie’s mother, Carrie Fisher died in December 2016. She attended New York University, and graduated with a degree in religion and psychology. Her parents didn’t encourage her to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, but she spent summers in performing arts secretively, and made her acting debut in a musical.
It wasn’t until 2015 that she dedicated full time to acting, and that year she was chosen for the role of Lieutenant Connix in the film “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”, and the same year she started portraying Chanel #3 in “Scream Queens” (2015-2016). In 2017 she reprised the role of Lieutenant Connix in the sequel “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, and also started playing Winter Anderson in the show “American Horror Story” – she remained in the anthology series, and has played Mallory and Linda Kasabian in 2018 and 2019 respectively. She is now working on the new “Star Wars” film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, scheduled for release late in 2019.