Bryan Lourd is a talent agent by profession. Although he works mainly behind the scenes in Hollywood, he has held strategic positions in the entertainment industry. Bryan has been a partner, managing director, and co-chair of the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) since October 1995 until today.
As a talent agent, he has played major roles in the past to turn most of his clients into movie stars, including Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Other high-profile actors he has directed or still directs include Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Alejandro Inarritu, Darren Aronofsky, and Spike Jonze.
Bryan Lourd has also contributed immensely to the growth and expansion of the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) by promoting key partnerships such as the partnership with equity firm TPG, which owns more than 50% of the agency, and its expansion into the world of sports, which led to the creation of the CAA sports division.
He has also been involved in two major talent deals over the last ten years, where film star Johnny Depp, who has spent most of his career with UTA, was signed for the CAA. The other A-lister who was signed was Ryan Gosling, who was not represented by a major agency or agent for several years. Recently, Lourd finally convinced David Letterman to participate in six episodes of Netflix instead of his earlier decision to retire.
Bryan Lourd Bio
Bryan Lourd is commonly known as the Hollywood Power Agent. He was born in New Iberia, Louisiana, USA, on November 5, 1960, the son of parents Sherion Brice and Harvey .H. Lourd, and was given the name Bryan William Lourd.
Bryan Lourd grew up in his hometown alongside his sibling Blaine Lourd, who is now an investment advisor. Bryan, on the other hand, has always been interested in entertainment, as evidenced in his high school days when he played important roles in music concerts, and eventually went to the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he earned a degree in communication and journalism in 1982.
Partner, Relationship With Bruce Bozzi, Is He Gay?
The Hollywood Power Agent is said to have had a long relationship with his girlfriend Carrie Fisher, an actress, although some people thought they got married in 1991. The couple had their first child in 1992, Bille Lourd, but unfortunately were unable to have any more children when their marriage broke up in 1994. The separation was painful for Carrie, who felt betrayed by Bryan and spoke about it publicly. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times about a book she was writing, she revealed that the book prolonged the misery of her separation because it constantly reminded her that she had a child to raise alone and it was a reminder of her broken childhood days. A reflection of what she went through as a child whose parents were divorced was confronted by her daughter. She suffered from severe emotional and psychological disorders due to the separation, which led her to publicly advocate for people with such disorders.
However, Carrie died of cardiac arrest on 27 December 2016 on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
After his separation from Carrie, Bryan revealed himself to be gay and on October 12, 2016, he made an alliance with his lover Bruce Bozzi, co-owner of The Plam
Bryan Lourd Net Worth and House
Bryan has a penthouse in Lower Manhattan, New York City, which he bought for an estimated $14 million, and a house in Los Angeles, which he shares with Bozzi.
Bryan Lourd’s net worth cannot be determined without mentioning his professional appointments and his career as a working partner, managing director, and co-chair of the Creative Artist Agency over the last twenty-two years. He has also served on the board of directors of InterActiveCorp and became a member of the Los Angeles Museum of Art Board of Trustees in 2011.
Bryan also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
President Barack Obama appointed him a member of the President’s Committee of Arts and Humanities in 2009, where he served for four years before being appointed to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He was also delegated to attend the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in 2013.
Over the years, Bryan Lourd has earned satisfactory salaries from his efforts, which have accumulated to his current net worth of $35 million.