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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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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 >

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 >

- 2626 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 >

- 2626 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 >

- 2660 days ago
Piven's Fish Line Doesn't Fly with Producers

Piven's Fish Line Doesn't Fly with Producers

TMZ has learned Jeremy Piven's mercury-poisoning story isn't holding water with the producers of his show -- and they've filed an official grievance with Actors' Equity, the union that handles… READ MORE >

- 2667 days ago
Piven Did Not Swim with Fishes

Piven Did Not Swim with Fishes

Finally a story about marine life that's good news for Jeremy Piven.There was all kinds of buzz the mercury poisonee was one of the passengers who survived that incredible water landing yesterday… READ MORE >

- 2667 days ago
Piven Sticking to Fishy Tale

Piven Sticking to Fishy Tale

Jeremy PIven full-on admitted this morning he's not a doctor and we'll have to take what he says "with a grain of salt" when it comes to his mercury poisoning tale. Still not buying it, Jeremy. READ MORE >

- 2668 days ago
Piven -- Fishing for Sympathy

Piven -- Fishing for Sympathy

Jeremy Piven is in the deep stuff with his ex-producers after bailing on his Broadway show, but he's still sticking to that mercury-poisoning tale.He tells Fox News he found he had a heart rate of… READ MORE >

- 2671 days ago
Piven's Castmates Peeved in Public

Piven's Castmates Peeved in Public

So much for Jeremy Piven's ex-castmates lending support to his fishy "mercury-poisoning" story.Well after yesterday's matinee of "Speed-the-Plow," according to FOX News, Raul Esparza let loose on… READ MORE >

- 2693 days ago
Piven Went Mono Before Going to Mercury

Piven Went Mono Before Going to Mercury

Before Jeremy Piven ditched his Broadway show due to sushi-related mercury poisoning, producers say the actor was worried he was suffering from mononucleosis -- the dreaded kissing disease.The… READ MORE >

- 2695 days ago

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