Ariel Emanuel serves as co-CEO of WME Entertainment. He was a founding partner of the Endeavor Agency and was instrumental in shaping its June 2009 merger with the William Morris Agency.
Emanuel represents such clients as writer / directors Michael Moore (“Sicko”), Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”), Matthew Vaughn (“Kick Ass”), Peter Berg (“Hancock”), Steve Zaillian (“American Gangster”), Aaron Sorkin (creator of “The West Wing”) and Larry David ( “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”); live event providers such as World Wrestling Entertainment and Ultimate Fighting Championship; and actors Michael Douglas (“Wall Street 2”), Charlize Theron (“Hancock”),“Mark Wahlberg (“The Departed”) and Sacha Baron Cohen (“Bruno”).
Emanuel is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute and is active in P.S. Arts, an industry supported non-profit agency working to bring arts education to public school students all over Southern California. An environmental and political activist, he also served as the co-chair of the Earth to L.A. biennial fund-raising event for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Prior to founding Endeavor, Emanuel was a partner at InterTalent and a senior agent at International Creative Management. He began his entertainment industry career as an agent trainee at Creative Artists Agency.
Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Emanuel graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. He lives with his wife Sarah and their three children in Los Angeles.
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