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Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven has recently received acting honors for his critically acclaimed portrayal of the slick, fast-talking super agent Ari Gold in the smash hit HBO original series Entourage. For his work on the show, Piven has won three consecutive Emmy Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He has also garnered four consecutive Golden Globe nominations, taking home the award last year for Best Supporting Actor. In addition, Piven has been honored by his peers with five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, earning three for his individual performance on Entourage and two more as part of the series' ensemble cast.

Piven was most recently seen on the big screen in director Guy Ritchie's Rocknrolla and, this past fall, made his Broadway debut in a revival of David Mamet's play Speed the Plow.

Prior to Entourage, Piven was already well known to audiences with roles in a wide range of film and television projects. He has been seen in more than 40 feature films, including Gary Fleder's Runaway Jury, Todd Phillips' hit comedy Old School, Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, Peter Chelsom's Serendipity, Brett Ratner's Rush Hour 2 and The Family Man, Peter Berg's Very Bad Things and The Kingdom, Cameron Crowe's Singles, Joe Carnahan's Smokin Aces and The Player" for director Robert Altman. On television, Piven was a series regular on Cupid and Ellen and appeared numerous times on The Larry Sanders Show. His credits also include the telefilm Don King: Only in America.

Piven was born and raised in Chicago where his parents founded the Piven Theatre Workshop. His father, Byrne, taught the likes of John and Joan Cusack, Rosanna Arquette and Aidan Quinn. Piven is still very active with this theatre and returns to Chicago frequently to help keep his father's dream alive.

In 2004, Piven returned to his theater acting roots when he starred alongside Keri Russell and Andrew McCarthy in the off-Broadway hit Fat Pig by Neil LaBute. For his role, Piven received a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance.

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Jeremy Piven Facts

BirthdayJuly 26, 1965 (57)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Jeremy Piven compared to you?
Awards2008 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie (for Entourage)
2008 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy (for Entourage)
2007 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (for Entourage)
2006 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (for Entourage)
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Selected Filmography

Kiss the Girls
Old School
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
The Kingdom
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