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Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965) is an American film producer and actor best known for his role as Ari Gold in the television series Entourage for which he has won a Golden Globe Award and three Emmy Awards as well as several other nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Piven was born in Manhattan, New York, and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. He was raised in a Jewish household. He graduated from Evanston Township High School, and attended Harand Theater Camp in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, as a teenager. He played the part of "Bernardo" in West Side Story there. In Illinois, he trained at Piven Theatre Workshop, founded by his parents, Byrne Piven and Joyce Piven, both of whom were actors and drama teachers. He also attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He spent a semester at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut. He has appeared in a number of films with John Cusack, who is also from Evanston and is a fellow alumnus of the Piven Theatre Workshop (as are Cusack's sisters Joan and Ann). Piven and Cusack once shared an apartment and have been friends since high

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Sushi-Free Jeremy Piven Can Stomach Anything

Sushi-Free Jeremy Piven Can Stomach Anything

When not suffering from "mercury poisoning," Jeremy Piven likes to show off his raw and shaved smooth pecs and stomach in Malibu. The 44-year-old "Entourage" star has been working out his… READ MORE >

Sushi-Gate Is Over -- Piven Off the Hook

Sushi-Gate Is Over -- Piven Off the Hook

An arbiter has finally ruled in the never-ending saga that was Sushi-Gate -- and agreed that Jeremy Piven did not violate his contract when he bailed on his Broadway play.In case you forgot --… READ MORE >

- 1847 days ago
Piven Plays the Obama Card

Piven Plays the Obama Card

No one believed him before, so now Jeremy Piven is dragging Barack Obama into his war over the "mercury poisoning" excuse he used to get out of a Broadway play a few months ago. With today's… READ MORE >

- 2002 days ago
Piven -- Back in the Dr.'s Office

Piven -- Back in the Dr.'s Office

Jeremy Piven went to Dr. Tea's Tea Garden on Melrose yesterday, home to the "finest quality Asian teas" and herbal products. One thing they don't serve -- Sushi. See Also Piven Back on Broadway No… READ MORE >

- 2022 days ago
"RENT" Star -- Piven's Fish Tale Is BS!

"RENT" Star -- Piven's Fish Tale Is BS!

Adam Pascal -- "Roger" from the original cast of "RENT," now at the Pantages in L.A. -- put Jeremy Piven on blast last night for using sushi to bail on his Broadway play, calling Piv's excuse… READ MORE >

- 2028 days ago
Piven Back on Broadway

Piven Back on Broadway

Jeremy Piven -- now famous for bailing on Broadway -- made it a spectator sport last night ... and ran smack into one of the co-stars who was also a victim of too much mercury.Piven was mum as he… READ MORE >

- 2028 days ago
Piven - I Have Harvard/Yale On My Side

Piven - I Have Harvard/Yale On My Side

Jeremy Piven's reps have just come out swinging, boasting that during the grievance hearing over his aborted Broadway play, the actor's union sided with him. And Jeremy's reps want you to know, a… READ MORE >

- 2029 days ago
No Ruling in Piven Case

No Ruling in Piven Case

The Actors' Equity Association could not reach a ruling today in the hearing involving Jeremy Piven, so now it looks like they might be headed to arbitration. Piven and the producers were battling… READ MORE >

- 2029 days ago
Piven Ready to Roll at Sushi-gate Hearing

Piven Ready to Roll at Sushi-gate Hearing

Jeremy Piven showed up for his grievance hearing lodged by the Actors' Equity Association for leaving his Broadway play -- Speed-the-Plow -- mid-run, because of excessive, mercury-laden sushi. See… READ MORE >

- 2029 days ago
"Star" Witness -- Piven is Superhuman Fish Eater

"Star" Witness -- Piven is Superhuman Fish Eater

If Jeremy Piven needs backup when he takes on the official grievance filed by the producers of his Broadway show, then consider Kevin Connolly's statement on Sushi-gate yesterday Exhibit A. See… READ MORE >

- 2063 days ago

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