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THR's Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100

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    45. Tracey Jacobs
    Tracey Jacobs
    Board member and partner, UTA

    Jacobs is widely considered the most powerful female agent for a reason: Her A-list clients include Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford and Gwyneth Paltrow, among many others. She’s also known for her keen ability to spot and market rising talent, like SNL’s Kristen Wiig, who made her big-screen debut in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and went on to co-write and star in Bridesmaids (and earn an Oscar nomination for screenwriting). Jacobs, 54, also reps hot filmmakers such as Mike White, who made a smooth transition back to TV with HBO’s Enlightened.

    Who gave me my first big break: [ICM co-founder] Sam Cohn.

    When I leave work each day, I can’t wait to: Go home to my sanctuary.

    My indulgence: Buying art.

    Can’t get through my workday without: Teuscher chocolate caramels.

    Proudest moment this year: I helped save The Lone Ranger.

    Top shows on my DVR: Boardwalk Empire, HBO documentaries,Mad Men, Breaking Bad.

    Worst advice I’ve ever gotten: “Lie.”

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