Jeremy Piven was born on July 26, 1965 in New York City, but grew up in Evanston, Illinois.
Being the son of Byrne and Joyce Piven, founders of the Piven Theater Workshop, Piven has been surrounded by actors since he was a small child. Honing his acting skils in Chicago theaters, Piven eventually made his way to Hollywood, where he has acted in several films with longtime childhood friend, John Cusack.
His biggest project so far, however, has been the hit HBO television series, Entourage, where he plays loud-mouth, fast-talking Hollywood celebrity agent Ari Gold.
Piven is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning actor.