Nick Loeb

Nicholas Mears Loeb (born August 2, 1975) is an American businessman. He is the son of John Langeloth Loeb Jr. And Meta Martindell Harrsen, and he is the scion of both the Loeb family (founders of the brokerage firm Loeb, Rhoades & Co.) and Lehman family (founders of the global financial services firm Lehman Brothers).

Nick Loeb
Loeb in 2014
Nicholas Mears Loeb

(1975-08-02) August 2, 1975 (age 45)
United States
EducationB.A. Tulane University
Spouse(s)Anna Pettersson (divorced)
Partner(s)Sofía Vergara (2010–2014)
Parent(s)Meta Martindell Harrsen
John Langeloth Loeb Jr.
FamilyEdgar Bronfman Sr. (Uncle)
John Langeloth Loeb Sr. (grandfather)
Adele Lewisohn Lehman (great-grandmother)
Edgar Bronfman Jr. (cousin)
Matthew Bronfman (cousin)

Early life and educationEdit

Loeb is the son of John Langeloth Loeb Jr. and his second wife, Meta Martindell Harrsen.[1][2][3] His father was Jewish and his mother an Episcopalian, the faith into which he was baptized.[4][5] His father is a former United States Ambassador to Denmark (1981–1983) and served as a Delegate to the United Nations (1984). He has one half-sister from his father's first marriage to Nina Sundby, Alexandra Loeb Driscoll.[2] His uncle was billionaire Canadian businessman Edgar Bronfman Sr. (who was married to his father's sister).[3] His parents divorced when he was one year old and he was raised by his father on the Upper East Side of New York City[3] where he attended the Collegiate School and Loomis Chaffee School.[1] He also spent three years in Denmark where his father was posted.[1] In 1996, his mother killed her third husband, Jeff Bauer, and then killed herself.[3][6][7] In 1998,[8] Loeb graduated with a B.A. in management and finance from Tulane University.[3]

Career and political activitiesEdit

After college, he worked for Mike Nichols on the film Primary Colors at his uncle's studio Universal Studios[1][3] and then produced and had a featured role in a movie called The Smokers starring Dominique Swain, Thora Birch, and Busy Philipps.[1][9] He was also a producer (along with Barbra Streisand) for the documentary PBS series The Living Century.[10] He moved to Florida and worked with Lehman Brothers and later founded Carbon Solutions America, which provides climate change advisory services to corporate and government clients.[8] Here, he claims to have helped to produce the country's first carbon neutral wine.[11][citation needed]

In 2005, Loeb lost the Delray Beach, Florida city commission race.[12] In 2008, he served as finance co-chairman for Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential run.[1] In 2009, running as a Republican with the support of Giuliani,[13] he abandoned a state Senate campaign because he was going through a divorce from his first wife[12][14] who had just been arrested for a DUI.[13] He used his own money to compensate all the contributors to his campaign.[13] In 2011, Loeb decided against running for the United States Senate due to health issues stemming from severe injuries incurred in a car accident in 2010.[12][15][16][17][18] Loeb describes himself as a "Teddy Roosevelt Republican."[19]

In 2006 he formed Loeb's Foods[8] and in April 2011, he founded the Crunchy Condiment Company,[1] which sells Onion Crunch, a fried onion topping,[8][20][21] with products being sold in over 17,000 locations.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Loeb was married to Swedish model Anna Pettersson but they later divorced.[9] Loeb was engaged to Modern Family star Sofía Vergara.[22][23][24] On May 23, 2014, the engagement was called off.[25]

Embryo controversyEdit

On April 29, 2015, The New York Times published an op-ed written by Loeb in which he argued that he should be allowed to unilaterally use the frozen embryos he created via in-vitro fertilization with Vergara, despite having previously signed an agreement stipulating that nothing could be done to the embryos without the consent of both of them stating "Give them the right to live."[26][27][28][29] Vergara's attorney has stated that Vergara wants the embryos to remain frozen.[30] Loeb argues that the agreement – which did not expressly state what would happen to the embryos if the couple separated, a requirement under California law – should be voided.[31] In 2016, Loeb dropped his case, though it was refiled the day after in Louisiana with the embryos as plaintiffs. In August 2017, a Louisiana Judge dismissed the case with the argument that the court had no jurisdiction over the embryos, which were conceived in California.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Smokers Jeremy
2016 Precious Cargo Andrew Herzberg
2019 The Brawler Donnie Wepner
2019 Roe v. Wade Bernard Nathanson Also co-director, co-producer and co-writer


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h New York Times: "Nicholas Loeb: Forget All the Rest, He’s Mr. Condiment" By GEORGE GURLEY October 18, 2013
  2. ^ a b Ambassador Loeb website: Family. Retrieved July 16, 2013
  3. ^ a b c d e f New York Post: "Poor Little Rich Boy - Filmmaker Nicholas Loeb Is From One Of N.Y.'s Wealthiest Families, But Money Can't Buy Happiness" by Hallie Levine August 19, 1999
  4. ^ USA Today: "Sofia Vergara's ex explains embryo battle" by Ann Oldenburg and Maria Puente April 30, 2015
  5. ^ "Luke Ford interview with Producer Nicholas Loeb" February 26, 2002 | "I'm only half Jewish. My father is Jewish."
  6. ^ The Westfield Record: "Leader Publisher Slain in Office" March 7, 1996
  7. ^ New York Times: "Newspaper Publisher's Wife Kills Him, and Then Herself" By DAVID STOUT March 5, 1996
  8. ^ a b c d Nick Retrieved July 16, 2013
  9. ^ a b Daily beat: "Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé, Nicholas Loeb, Just Can’t Catch A Break" by Tricia Romano January 8, 2013
  10. ^ Ocean Drive Magazine: "Getting to Know Nick Loeb" by Jason Jeffers October 28, 2011
  11. ^ Sonoma-Loeb website: "Nick Loeb, Vice President Sales & Marketing". Retrieved December 30, 2013
  12. ^ a b c Palm Beach Post: "Delray Beacher Nick Loeb says he's still weighing whether he'll enter Senate race" By George Bennett January 23, 2011
  13. ^ a b c Palm Beach Post: "Stung by divorce, Nick Loeb dropping state Senate bid and pledging full refund to contributors" by George Bennett October 13, 2009
  14. ^ Miami Herald: "This time, Sofia Vergara's boyfriend might really, really run for US Senate" Marc Caputo November 16, 2011
  15. ^ Broward Beat: "Former Senate Candidate Nick Loeb In Serious Accident" BY BUDDY NEVINS 2010
  16. ^ Fox News: "Sofia Vergara’s Boyfriend Nick Loeb to Announce Senate Candidacy" by Alexandra Gratereaux November 17, 2011
  17. ^ Miami Herald: "Sorry, gawkers: Sofia Vergara's bf won't run for U.S. Senate. What about State Sen.?" by Marc Caputo November 17, 2011
  18. ^ Broward Sun Sentinel: "Nick Loeb won't seek U.S. Senate nomination" By Anthony Man November 17, 2011
  19. ^ NBC Miami: "Sofia Vergara's Boyfriend Nick Loeb Not Running for Senate - Republican businessman, beau of "Modern Family" star said he isn't entering race" By Brian Hamacher and Lisa Orkin Emmanuel November 17, 2011
  20. ^ Huffington Post: "Onion Crunch: Nick Loeb's Crispy Condiment Is Actually Great" May 15, 2010
  21. ^ Wall Street Journal: "A New Condiment for the Modern Family" By Marshall Heyman January 13, 2012
  22. ^ "Sofia Vergara gets engaged". July 11, 2012.
  23. ^ "Sofia Vergara, Nick Loeb Engaged". Us Weekly. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  24. ^ "Sofia Vergara Engaged, Shows Off Ring During Birthday Celebration". E!. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  25. ^ "Sofia Vergara splits from fiance". Toronto Sun. May 24, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  26. ^ New York Times: "Sofía Vergara’s Ex-Fiancé: Our Frozen Embryos Have a Right to Live" By NICK LOEB April 29, 2015
  27. ^ CNN: "Sofia Vergara's ex Nick Loeb speaks out about frozen embryos dispute" By Faith Karimi May 7, 2015
  28. ^ The Independent: "Sofia Vergara's ex Nick Loeb writes open letter for the right to use frozen embryos against her wishes saying: 'Give them right to live'" by HELEN NIANIAS April 30, 2015
  29. ^ Jewish Business News: "Nick Loeb Sparks Controversy By Exposing Ex-Fiancee Vergara’s Reproductive Choices" May 3, 2015
  30. ^ "Sofia Vergara Responds to Nick Loeb's Lawsuit :". People.
  31. ^ ABC WJLA: "Vergara's ex-fiancé's plea to save embryos stirs debate" May 1, 2015

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