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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'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 >

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 >

- 2115 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 >

- 2116 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 >

- 2119 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 >

- 2140 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 >

- 2143 days ago
Playwright Calls Piven's Sick-Out Real Fishy

Playwright Calls Piven's Sick-Out Real Fishy

Who told Jeremy Piven he could work with men, anyway?Not David Mamet, the playwright whose "Speed-the-Plow" Piven just ditched on Broadway. He had some awesomely choice words for the sick star,… READ MORE >

- 2144 days ago
Docs to Piven: Broadway is Bad for Your Health

Docs to Piven: Broadway is Bad for Your Health

Jeremy Piven claims he's been way too sick to show up for his Broadway show -- and the illness is so bad, it could be curtains for good. Piven missed last night's performance, today's matinee, and… READ MORE >

- 2145 days ago
Jeremy Piven -- Hair Band Wannabe

Jeremy Piven -- Hair Band Wannabe

This is another one of those "celebs get to do whatever they want" situations. Any regular idiot who rushes the stage at a club to keep the beat with the band usually ends up getting beat by the… READ MORE >

- 2209 days ago
Piven's Bud -- Can I Have One Beer, To Go?

Piven's Bud -- Can I Have One Beer, To Go?

Hey Jeremy, go ahead and take as many ladies from the club as you want -- just be sure to leave the open bottle of beer inside next time!insertBCSinglePlayer(1668060746);Piven's friend moronically… READ MORE >

- 2300 days ago

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