UTA Signs Barbra Streisand; Famed Singer to Direct More

The Wrap

UTA has signed Barbra Streisand as a film client, representing her as an actress, director and producer. The agency also will represent her film and teleivsion produciton company Barwood Films.

Though best known as a singer, Streisand has won two Academy Awards, five Emmys, a Tony and 12 Golden Globe Awards. She won a Best Actress Oscar in 1969 for her performance in "Funny Girl" and then won Best Original Song in 1977 for "Evergreen" from "A Star is Born."

She has appeared in three films over the last decade, the two follow-ups to "Meet the Parents," "Meet the Fockers" and "Little Fockers," and 2012's "The Guilt Trip," in which she played Seth Rogen's widowed mother.

She has also directed three films, which were nominated for 14 Oscars. 

For the Record: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Streisand's films won a collective 12 Oscars.

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

 

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