EXCLUSIVE: UTA has just signed author/talk-show host/actress Chelsea Handler, in all areas. Handler will be repped by a team pressing her interests in film, TV, licensing and endorsements, digital media, public appearances and business development, the agency confirmed.
Long the lone female in the male-dominated late-night talk show arena, Handler launched a new talk show, Chelsea, on Netflix last May, with the second season now streaming on the service. Handler also was seen in Chelsea Does, a Netflix documentary series directed by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated Eddie Schmidt and executive produced by Schmidt, Handler and Oscar- and Emmy-winning Morgan Neville. She had been repped by CAA.
Handler hosted E!’s Chelsea Lately, and that led to spinoffs, books and stand-up comedy tours. Her bestselling books include My Horizontal Life, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me and Uganda Be Killing Me, which was her fourth nonfiction title to debut at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. She supported the book with a global stand-up tour in late 2014, and that premiered exclusively on Netflix.
She continues to be represented by manager Irving Azoff and Hansen Jacobson.