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Tommy Mottola

Biography

CEO of Sony Music for 15 years. He was also the co-owner of Casablanca Information. He decreased out of university to try his fortune at performing and performing. His first effective customer was duo Hall and Oates. He handled the professions of Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Simpson. He was wedded to his second wife Mariah Carey from 1993 until 1998. He remarried Mexican cleaning soap star and documenting designer Thalia in 2000. He and Harvey Weinstein collaborated around the live theatrical creation of The Wall structure by Red Floyd.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tommy Mottola
Date Of Birth July 1, 1948
Place Of Birth The Bronx, NY
Height 1.73 m
Profession Business Executive
Nationality American
Spouse Thalía, Mariah Carey, Lisa Clark
Children Sabrina Sakaë Mottola Sodi, Matthew Alejandro Mottola Sodi
Parents Peggy Bonetti, Thomas Mottola Sr.
Nominations Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 Referenced, in a somewhat curious context, in the mid-70s dance club hit "Cherchez le Femme" by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. The first line of the song is "Tommy Mottola lives on the road/He lost his lady two months ago.".
2 Chairman/CEO, "The Mottola Company".
3 Daughter Sabrina Sakaë, with wife Thalía, was born October 7, 2007.
4 Is one of only a small group of people who have been made an honorary US Marshal by the US Marshals Service.
5 Discovered Hall & Oates. Other acts he guided during his tenure as head of Sony's U.S. operations include Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Jessica Simpson, the Dixie Chicks, and Destiny's Child.
6 He is Italian-American.
7 Six months in the planning, his wedding to Mariah Carey featured 50 flower girls, an 8-piece orchestra, a boys choir, and 300 guests, including Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Gloria Estefan, Michael Bolton, Christie Brinkley, Tony Bennett, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert De Niro and Michael Ovitz. The event reportedly cost $5 million.
8 Dropped out of Hofstra University.
9 Cousin of jazz guitarist Tony Mottola.
10 Converted to Judaism to marry first wife Lisa Clark.
11 Collects guns.
12 Leaves Sony to launch his own label. [January 2003]
13 Was the president of Sony Music Entertainment. Discovered Mariah Carey at a party, listened to her demo, and signed her to his record company


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Latin Explosion: A New America 2015 TV Movie documentary executive producer
A Model Life 2007 TV Series executive producer
The Shop 2006 TV Series executive producer
Born to Diva 2003 TV Series executive producer
Gloria Estefan's Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis Concert 2000 TV Special documentary executive producer
Hall & Oates: Live at the Apollo 1987 Video executive producer
Carly in Concert: Coming Around Again 1987 TV Movie executive producer
Hall & Oates: Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid 1985 Video short executive producer
Daryl Hall & John Oates: Rock 'N Soul International 1984 TV Movie executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Secret of My Succe$s 1987 music supervisor
Ruthless People 1986 music supervisor

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas Is You 1994 Video short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Magic 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 2 episodes
Here Is Mariah Carey 1993 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Less Than Zero 1987 the producers wish to thank
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hannity 2009 TV Series Himself - Phone Interview
Today 2009 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor 2013 TV Series Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Santa Claus
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 ACE CableACE Awards Music Special Carly in Concert: Coming Around Again (1987) · Al Smith (producer)
· Brian Doyle (producer)


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#Quote
1 Music was around me from morning till night. From the time I was two years old I would climb on the stool and bang on the keys of our family piano. But there was one single defining moment that ran through me like a bolt of electricity when I was eight years old: that was the time I heard Don't Be Cruel' blasting through my sister's AM radio. The beat and the rhythm of that song branded me forever and was everything that motivated and inspired me to become what I became.


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