Jeremy Piven

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Jeremy Piven (born 26.07.1965)
Jeremy Piven is an American actor best known for playing Ari Gold in 'Entourage'.

Jeremy Piven: Childhood
Jeremy Piven was born in Manhattan, New York City but was raised in Evanston, Illinois. His parents are actors and drama teachers Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller Piven.
He attended Evanston Township High School as well as the Harand Theater Camp and the Piven Theatre Workshop which is owned by his parents.
He later attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity before going on to the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut for a single semester.
He once shared an apartment with John Cusack who he was friends with in high school.
He was brought up Jewish and calls himself Jewish/Buddhism.

Jeremy Piven: Acting career
Jeremy Piven landed a role in 'The Larry Sanders Show' in 1992.
Since then he has appeared in various movies including 'Singles'; 1998's 'Very Bad Things' with Jon Favreau and Cameron Diaz; 'The Kingdom' in 2007 which starred Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper and Jennifer Garner; 1994's 'PCU' opposite Chris Young, 'Old School' in 2003 alongside Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell; 'Rock N Rolla' in 2008 with Gerard Butler, 2001's 'Serendipity' starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale; and 2006's 'Smokin' Aces' opposite Ryan Reynolds.
His breakthrough role came with 2004 TV series 'Entourage' for which he won three Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.
His other TV roles include a starring and producing role on ABC's 'Cupid' which ran from 1998 to 1999, after he finished appearing in the sitcom 'Ellen'.
He also appeared in the Broadway show 'Speed-the-Plow' but left his role after a few performances after contracting the illness hydrargaria, caused by an unexplained exposure to mercury.
In 2013, he played the lead role in the Brit TV drama 'Mr Selfridge'.

Jeremy Piven: Personal life
Jeremy Piven has been a pescetarian since the 90s; he eats only fish for protein and gave up other forms of meat.
He was in a documentary special entitled 'Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime' where he travelled to India.
He currently lives in Malibu, California.

Biography by Contactmusic.com
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Jeremy Piven Will Return As Mr. Selfridge In Fourth Season

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Jeremy Piven will reprise his role as Mr. Selfridge for a fourth season of the popular period drama. The upcoming series of the ITV hit will be broadcast in 2016. Piven confirmed the news on Good Morning Britain on Friday (13th March).

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