Who Is Pilar Queen? Her Marriage, Career, Husband, & Other Facts

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Who Is Pilar Queen? Her Marriage, Career, Husband, & Other Facts

Pilar Queen (fully Pilar Jenny Queen) is the wife of the director/author/journalist, Andrew Ross Sorkin. Queen’s spouse is a financial columnist for The New York Times and a co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box. Sorkin is also the founder and editor of DealBook, a financial news service published by The New York Times.

Individually, Queen is quite a renowned literary agent. She has a well-built resume having worked for some top agencies over the years.

Know about her notable achievements, married life, and other facts in the ensuing details.

Pilar Queen Is A Literary Agent 

Jenny was born in 1981 in New York. She is the daughter of Bobbi Queen of New York who is the senior fashion editor at Women’s Wear Daily. Additionally, she is the associate fashion editor of W magazine, both in New York.

In 2007, Quenn was an agent at Inkwell Management (joined June 2003), a literary agency in New York. Mrs. Sorkin graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Andrew Ross Sorkin's wife, Pilar Queen
Andrew Ross Sorkin’s wife, Pilar Queen. Source: Getty

Sorkin’s wife currently is an agent at the United Talent Agency (UTA) which she joined in May 2019. She was formerly an agent of McCormick Literary. Queen spent the 10 years at McCormick Literary, where her best-selling clients included Brad Stone, Emily Chang, Cristina Alger, Grant Achatz, Andy Kessler, Steven Davidoff, John Hope Bryant, Nancy Lublin, Debi Mazar, and Simone de la Rue.

She also signed with Mary L. Trump for publishing the latter’s book, Too Much and Never Enough. The book sold 1.3miilion copies in its first week. The Trump family launched a lawsuit in order to stop its publication but was unsuccessful in delaying the release of the book.

Pilar Queen Literary Agent is on UTA’s list of Publishing Agents New York (book agents in New York State), Publishing Agents NYC (NYC), Publishing Agents USA (the United States), Fiction Publishing Agents (fiction authors), and Nonfiction Publishing Agents (nonfiction, not just novels).

Pilar Queen Husband, Andrew Ross Sorkin, And In-Laws

Queen married Andrew Ross Sorkin on June 9, 2007. He is the son of Joan Ross Sorkin and Laurence T. Sorkin of Scarsdale, N.Y. Queen was 26 at the time while the bridegroom, Sorkin had hit his 30.

Rabbi Richard Jacobs officiated the wedding at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts in New York.

Queen’s partner, Sorkin is the chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times and is the editor of DealBook, an online financial news report on the Web site of The New York Times. Sorkin is a graduate of Cornell. Pilar’s husband of 14 years is also a good golfer and chess enthusiast.

In addition, Sorkin is the author of the best-selling book, “Too Big to Fail: The  Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System- and Themselves “, which narrates the events of the 2008 financial crisis.

Fitness enthusiast Pilar’s favorite place to eat is Shun Lee.

Her Mother-In-Law Is a Playwright

Pilar’s mother-in-law is a playwright and librettist, whose credits include “(mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story,” which played at Theater Five in New York this year, and an operatic version of “Strange Fruit”. Likewise, her father-in-law is a partner in Cahill Gordon & Reindel, the New York law firm.

Pilar’s Husband Is Also In The Entertainment Industry

Queen’s husband has worked not only in the business and journalism but also in the entertainment sectors as well. Sorkin co-directed and wrote the script of Steve Jobs, a 2015 biographical movie about the co-creator of Apple, Steve Jobs. The film went on to receive a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay alongside Danny Boyle.

Pilar Queen with her husband, Andrew Sorkin at Billions Premiere
Pilar Queen with her husband, Andrew Sorkin at Billions Premiere. Source: Getty

Pilar’s partner is also one of the creators of the financial world-focused television drama series, Billions (Network, Showtime). He has also co-anchored the political and financial morning talk show, Squawk Box alongside Joe Kernan and Rebecca quick.

Sorkin has a lot of credit in the writings as well. He received a Gerald Loeb Award in 2005 for his books, Breaking News and  Too Big to Fail. The latter, which was a book about the Wall Street banking crisis received a movie adaptation in 2011.

Queen and Sorkin are parents to two sons(twins, Henry and Robin, born, 2011) and a girl, Sydney (born, January 5, 2017).

Her Husband’s A Millionaire; Owns Several Properties

Pilar’s spouse Andrew enjoys a staggering net worth north of $10 million. The Sorkin couple along with their children live in their $2.315million apartment, in New York. The couple bagged the place in 2011 for $2.315 million. They paid more than the asking price, for the three-bedroom co-op unit.

Later in 2017, Queen and her columnist husband sold their old accommodations at 118 West 79th Street. The couple’s 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom unit managed to get the full asking price of $3.25 million. The 4th-floor unit sits inside an Emery Roth tower. The apartment gives all the sedate charm of an Upper West Side prewar. It includes are 10-foot ceilings, an eat-in kitchen, a formal entry, and a separate dining area.

Following the completion of the deal, Queen and Sorkin started to reside at another prewar co-op on the UWS that they purchased for $4.25 million.

Why People Keep Asking About Pilar Queen Husband’s Eyes

Instead of focusing on his financial insights, some CNBC viewers have focused and asked too much about Pilar’s husband, Sorkin’s eyes. They have often wondered if Billions’ co-creator has two very different colored eyes or Heterochromia.

Pilar's husband, Andre Sorkin has colombia
Pilar’s husband, Andre Sorkin has coloboma. Source: Getty

However, as per Sorkin’s explanation, his eyes are actually the same color. The journalist just has a coloboma in his left eye, which makes that eye appear to be a darker color.