Jessica Simpson Signs With UTA (Exclusive)
The multihyphenate is poised for a comeback after taking time off to raise her family.
Jessica Simpson has signed with UTA for representation in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The agency, which helped launch her career, will serve as her sole talent representation.
The move signals a comeback for the actress, singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who spent the last few years building a family with fiance Eric Johnson, a former NFL tight end. The couple has two children: daughter Maxwell, born in 2012; and son Ace, born last June.
In addition to starring in The Dukes of Hazzard movie adaptation, Simpson’s screen credits include the TV series Jessica Simpson: The Price of Beauty, Fashion Star and Newlyweds. Her single “I Wanna Love You Forever” reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and fueled the success of her double-platinum debut album, Sweet Kisses, which sold 4 million copies worldwide. Three of her seven studio albums have been certified gold, while 2003’s In This Skin went triple-platinum.
Simpson has enjoyed great success with The Jessica Simpson Collection, which launched in 2005 and has generated more than $750 million in annual revenue. The line includes more than 30 product categories, including footwear, clothing and jewelry.
Simpson continues to work with entertainment attorney Aaron Rosenberg at Myman Greenspan, licensing attorney Chuck Grimes, business manager David Levin and publicist Lauren Auslander at PMK*BNC.