Jeremy Piven attended Evanston Township High School and also went to Harand Theater Camp in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin as a teenager. Jeremy was raised in a Reconstructionist Jewish household.
Born July 26, 1965, in New York, NY; son of Byrne (a drama teacher) and Joyce (a drama teacher; maiden name, Hiller) Piven. Actor in films, including: Lucas , 1986; One Crazy Summer , 1986; Say Anything , 1989; The Grifters , 1990; White Palace , 1990; The Player , 1992; Singles , 1992; Twenty Bucks , 1993; Car 54, Where Are You?Even though the milieu was this extravagant Hollywood life it was also about this guy who had lucked into being a movie star and had kept his childhood friends around him. You have been an assistant before—how did this previous career inform your character of Lloyd?It is with great sadness that we note the end of one of the great on-screen/offscreen Hollywood love affairs of our time, that between aging, 1980s teenage-panty-moisturizer John Cusack and longtime partner Jeremy Piven. I mean, you could fill in the blank, I bet," the 41-year-old actor says when asked how Cusack has handled Piven's recent success. I was always proud of him, and I was always in his corner," Piven says of the 40-year-old Cusack. You start getting into trouble in life when you start comparing and contrasting your life to anyone else's.Awards: Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for Entourage , 2006.Actor Jeremy Piven spent nearly 20 years of his career in supporting roles, and though he was a familiar face to movie-goers, was never considered a box-office draw.Television appearances include: Carol & Company , NBC, 1990; Rugrats (voice), 1991; The Larry Sanders Show , HBO, 1992–93; Pride and Joy , NBC, 1995; Ellen , ABC, 1995–98; Cupid , ABC, 1998; Entourage , HBO, 2004–.