|Jeremy Piven Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1965|
Jeremy Piven is an American actor, comedian, and producer who is best known for portraying characters such as Spence Kovak in the sitcom Ellen (1995–1998), Ari Gold in the comedy-drama TV series Entourage (2004-2011), Harry Selfridge in the period drama TV series Mr. Selfridge (2013-2016), and Jeffrey Tanner in the drama TV series Wisdom of the Crowd (2017-2018).
Jeremy Samuel Piven
Jez Piv, The Piv
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Jeremy had graduated from the Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. During his time in Illinois, he had undergone training at the Piven Theatre Workshop, a professional theatre company and a training center founded by his parents. As a teenager, he had also attended the Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts, a performing arts summer camp in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
After his high school graduation, he had attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, from where he had dropped out after his sophomore year to attend New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts. He had left Tisch in his senior year to pursue an acting career. He had then spent a semester at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.
Actor, Comedian, Producer
- Father – Bernard ‘Byrne’ Piven (Stage Actor, Drama Teacher, Director, Co-Founder of the Playwrights Theatre Club) (d. February 18, 2002)
- Mother – Joyce Adrian Hiller Piven (née Goldstein) (Director, Drama Teacher, Actress)
- Siblings – Shira Piven (Older Sister) (Director, Writer, Filmmaker)
- Others – Samuel Piven (Paternal Grandfather), Katie Piven (née Balaban) (Paternal Grandmother), Herman Piven (Paternal Uncle) (Criminology Professor), Adam McKay (Brother-in-Law) (Writer, Director, Producer), Lili Rose McKay (Niece) (Actress), Pearl McKay (Niece) (Actress), Samuel Lionel Goldstein (Maternal Grandfather), Blanche Goodman (Maternal Grandmother)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
77 kg or 169.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jeremy has dated –
- Melrose Bickerstaff – Rumor
- Nikki Benz – Rumor
- Vanessa Marcil (2005)
- Lillian Grant (2007–2008)
- Barbie Blank (2009) – Rumor
- January Jones (2010)
- Sophie Turner (2011–2013) – Jeremy had dated the Australian model Sophie Turner between December 2011 and 2013.
- Kelly Brook (2013) – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Ashkenazi Jewish (Ukrainian and Russian) descent.
- Sports a trimmed beard
- Affable smile
Jeremy has been featured in the TV and radio commercials for –
- Glade Car Scented Oils (Radio) (2005)
- Alpine Lager beer (TV) (Voice-over)
- Cincinnati Bell Telephone (TV and Radio)
- DirectTV (TV) (2007)
He had also been featured in a series of TV commercials for the professional ice hockey team Chicago Blackhawks.
Jeremy Piven Facts
- While shooting for the 1994 film Politically Correct Party Animals, he had contracted malaria and had to be hospitalized for quite a few days.
- For his work in the TV series Entourage, he had won the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award at the Golden Globe Awards and the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor’ award at the Primetime Emmy Awards (2006, 2007, 2008).
- He is an ardent supporter of the professional American football team Chicago Bears.
- He is a childhood friend of actor John Cusack with whom he has shared screen space in several films.
- In October 2021, Jeremy’s LA home was robbed when he was out of town and the thieves stole almost $20,000 worth of clothes.
Featured Image by Jeremy Piven / Instagram