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Producer Thomas has hope for 'Cupid'

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Producer Rob Thomas says he is hopeful his second attempt at a U.S. TV situation comedy called "Cupid" will be a success.
Piven Broadway exit headed to arbitration

Piven Broadway exit headed to arbitration

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- The producers of Broadway's "Speed-the-Plow" say they will pursue independent arbitration against Jeremy Piven over the U.S. actor's exit from their play.
No penalties for Piven play departure

No penalties for Piven play departure

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- No action was taken against Jeremy Piven, who abruptly left a Broadway play mid-run, at an actors' union hearing in New York Thursday.
Piven to appear before grievance committee

Piven to appear before grievance committee

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Jeremy Piven, who says illness forced him to quit a Broadway play, is expected to appear in person before the grievance committee of Actors' Equity in New York.

Publicist defends Piven from grievance

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The publicist for U.S. actor Jeremy Piven says the "Entourage" star had just cause to withdraw from the Broadway play "Speed-the-Plow."
'Plow' producers file Piven grievance

'Plow' producers file Piven grievance

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The producers of the Broadway production of "Speed the Plow" say they have filed a grievance with Actors' Equity against Jeremy Piven.
Doctor: Piven sick from too much sushi

Doctor: Piven sick from too much sushi

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Jeremy Piven's doctor says he ordered the actor to drop out of the Broadway play "Speed the Plow" because he had "shocking levels" of mercury in his system.
Ailing Piven drops out of 'Plow'

Ailing Piven drops out of 'Plow'

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Television actor Jeremy Piven has quit the Broadway production of David Mamet's play "Speed the Plow" due to an undisclosed illness.

Piven: Mamet show a reflection of reality

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Actor Jeremy Piven says his newest endeavor, a play by writer David Mamet showing on New York's Broadway, is a reflection of today's problems.
Piven wins 3rd consecutive Emmy

Piven wins 3rd consecutive Emmy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- "Entourage" actor Jeremy Piven won his third consecutive Emmy Award for supporting actor in a comedy series Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Emmys telecast to feature famous TV lines

Emmys telecast to feature famous TV lines

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles will feature many of today's biggest stars speaking some of TV's most memorable lines, ABC said.
Piven cast in 'Speed-the-Plow' revival

Piven cast in 'Speed-the-Plow' revival

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- HBO's "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven has been cast in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow."
Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.1 million in Los Angeles Sunday night, the foundation announced Monday.
Close, Duchovny, Fey win Globes

Close, Duchovny, Fey win Globes

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Glenn Close, David Duchovny, Tina Fey and Jon Hamm were among the winners announced at a Golden Globes press conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.

Globes recognizes several new TV shows

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Quite a few new TV shows, including "Mad Men," "Damages," "Pushing Daisies" and "The Tudors," were recognized with Golden Globe nods Thursday in Hollywood.
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Jeremy Piven attends the Screen Actors Guild Awards held in Los Angeles on January 25, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965) is an American film producer and actor best known for his role as Ari Gold in the television series Entourage for which he has won three Primetime Emmy Awards as well as several other nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

Piven was born in Manhattan and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. He graduated from Evanston Township High School, and attended Harand Theater Camp in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, as a teenager. He played the part of "Bernardo" in West Side Story there. In Illinois, he trained at Piven Theatre Workshop, founded by his parents, Byrne Piven and Joyce Piven, both of whom were actors and drama teachers. He also attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He spent a semester at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut. He has appeared in a number of films with John Cusack, who is also from Evanston and is a fellow alumnus of the Piven Theatre Workshop (as are Cusack's sisters Joan and Ann). Piven and Cusack once shared an apartment and have been friends since high school.

Piven's first significant role came in 1992 when he became a regular cast member on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, where he played the head writer Jerry. In 1993, he portrayed George Costanza on the show-within-a-show scene in the Seinfeld episode, "The Pilot". Piven has appeared in several successful films, including Lucas, Grosse Pointe Blank, Singles, Very Bad Things, The Family Man, Black Hawk Down, Heat, PCU, Old School, Rock N Rolla, Serendipity, Smokin' Aces, and Runaway Jury. He has also had brief cameo appearances in Rush Hour 2 and in the US release of Cars.

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