Jeremy Piven is an accomplished actor who has earned numerous awards and nominations over the course of his illustrious career. The prolific star is best known for his role as fast-talking Hollywood agent Ari Gold on the HBO series Entourage, for which he won three consecutive Emmy awards. In addition to his work on television, Piven has also enjoyed success in films such as Grosse Pointe Blank, Singles, Very Bad Things, The Family Man, Black Hawk Down, PCU, Old School, Rock N Rolla, Serendipity, and Runaway Jury.
Originally from Manhattan, New York City, Piven started his acting career on Broadway where he was a regular cast member on the HBO show The Larry Sanders Show for several seasons before moving to film and TV. The young actor studied at the Piven Theatre Workshop where he was introduced to the Meisner technique, an approach that would play a key role in shaping his talents as a performer.
In 2001, Piven starred alongside John Cusack in the romantic comedy Serendipity as Dean Kansky, a witty supporting friend to the leading man. The film proved to be a successful pairing for the two actors as they demonstrated their considerable chemistry in the film.
The actor continued to enjoy success in both film and television throughout the rest of the decade with roles in a number of notable movies including Heat, Black Hawk Down, PCU, Old School, Rock N Rolla, Serendipity, Runaway Jury, and more. In recent years, Piven has also ventured into the world of stand-up comedy where he continues to tour and perform.