Jeremy Piven. biography
American actor Jeremy Piven was born on July 26, 1965 in New York City, NY. Both his parents were actors and Jeremy followed in their footsteps. He has appeared in many films including PCU (1994) Old School (2003), Runaway Jury (2003), Two for the Money (2005) and Smokin' Aces (2006).
Jeremy is best known for his portrayal of Ari Gold on the HBO series Entourage (2004-2011) during which he won the 2008 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and three Emmys in the same category (2006, 2007, 2008).
The funny actor's most recent projects include, the TV series Mr Selfridge (2013-2014), the sci-fi flick Edge of Tomorrow (2014) alongside Tom Cruise, the action thriller Sin City: A Dame to Kill (2014) with Jessica Alba, and the comedy Entourage (release date unknown).
Is Jeremy Piven gay?
Rumors that Jeremy Piven is gay ignited in 2007 after Piven sarcastically expressed why he's 41 and single to Playboy Magazine, saying, "I'd love to have a girlfriend - if I weren't gay. That's right, I'm gay! I'm gayer than Liberace in 1972."
His sexuality was further scrutinized when Los Angeles interior designer Robert Randolph released a tell-all book You'll Never Spa In This Town Again (2012) in which he alleges John Travolta is in the closet and participates in gay explicit acts in Los Angeles' City Spa as well as John Cusack, John Amos, Pauly Shore, Billy Zane, Andy Dick, Paul Giammatti and Jeremy Piven.
Although the book made headlines, Piven never approached the rumors and instead continued to be his old self; a smartass.
Did You Know…
- He won a Golden Globe in 2008 for his role on Entourage
- He is an outspoken environmentalist
- He is a huge fan of Chicago sports teams
- He has practiced yoga for over 15 years
- He has a basketball signed by Michael Jordan
- At one time, he shared an apartment with John Cusack
- His high school ambition was to be the first Jewish football player at Notre Dame
- He got malaria while filming PCU