Jeremy Piven has recently received acting honors for his critically-acclaimed potrayal of the slick, fast-talking super agent Ari Gold on 'Entourage.' For his work on the show, Piven has won an Emmy Award for each of the past three years. He has also garnered five consecutive Golden Globe nominations, taking home the award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008. In addition, Piven has been honored by his peers with six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, earning three for his individual performance on 'Entourage,' and three more as part of the series' ensemble cast.
Piven will next be seen starring in the feature film comedy 'The Goods.' He was most recently seen on the big screen in director Peter Berg's political drama 'The Kingdom,' with Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner; in Joe Carnahan's 'Smokin' Aces,' in which he starred opposite Andy Garcia and Ray Liotta; and in Guy Ritchie's 'Rocknrolla.'
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'; Cameron Crowe's 'Singles'; 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. Jeremy Piven is still very active with this theatre and returns to Chicago frequently to help keep his father's dream alive.