If you’re a fan of talk show host and comedian extraordinaire Conan O’Brien, then you definitely know who his quirky assistant is. Sona Movsesian has been Conan’s P.A. for over 13 years, and the two have even worked together on several projects. Ironically, a good portion of her public image is her not wanting to do any work.
Apart from assistant, Sona is also a writer, and she published a novel with a foreword from Conan himself (which is meant to be hilarious). With a salary of over $100,000 and a podcast with Conan, Sona has definitely done well for herself professionally.
Nichole Pellant – Jillian Michaels
American personal trainer Jillian Michaels has become quite the celebrity in the last few years. So logically, she needs a hand to keep things running (excuse the fitness pun, we couldn't help ourselves). Michaels hired personal assistant Nichole Pellant more than eight years ago, and the two are still working great together.
For someone like Jillian, that has a reputation for being harsh, Pellant is the perfect match. It seems she takes everything quite lightly, not paying too much attention to the fitness queen’s intense rants. We wonder if you have to be able to match Michaels to work for her.
Doug Middlebrook – Ariana Grande
Pop superstar Ariana Grande hired Doug Middlebrook as a personal assistant many years ago, and the two have grown to become very close friends. This often happens when you trust your personal arrangements in the hands of someone other than yourself.
Doug was Grande’s date for the 2020 Grammy Awards, and he is also the voice you hear at the start of Grande’s hit song, “In My Head.” Apart from being her P.A., Doug is also a production and tour manager, meaning he’s the one who always makes sure Grande shows up for her events and keeps to her schedule.
Judy Ogle – Dolly Parton
‘Queen of Country’ Dolly Parton is more than a celebrity, she’s an American icon. This blonde sweetheart has been around since the late 50s, and she’s still being talked about. Right around the time her career blew up was also when she hired Judy Ogle, a friend she had known since childhood.
Ogle has been Parton’s personal assistant and friend since the 1960s, and amazingly, they are still working together! The two do everything together – events, meetings, family trips, you name it. Ogle is always by Dolly’s side and it seems like the two are as close as family.
Justine Ciarrocchi – Jennifer Lawrence
Since her role in “Winter’s Bone” in 2010, Jennifer Lawrence has steadily climbed the Hollywood ladder to become one of the world’s most famous and highest-paid actresses. But 2010 was also the year she hired Justine Ciarrocchi, her best friend, as her personal assistant.
Justine still works for Lawrence to this day and has stood by her through thick and thin. Imagine a job that was basically hanging out with your best friend all day. (Well, you'd also need to take care of her lunch orders and travel arrangements, but still.) Plus, we’re sure the $100,000 salary doesn’t hurt at all, either.