Jeremy Piven is one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors. He’s won three Emmy Awards and has been nominated multiple times, racking up an impressive body of work that showcases his talents and versatility. His work as Ari Gold on Entourage was iconic and captivated audiences, earning him widespread acclaim. His acting career spans over 30 years and he’s been involved in many critically acclaimed films.
He got his start on television with guest appearances on shows like Seinfeld and Ellen. However, it was his role as George Costanza in the show-within-a-show scene in the two-part Seinfeld finale that catapulted him to stardom. He continued to gain roles on TV and film, including a supporting cast member on the final three seasons of the sitcom Ellen. He also appeared in movies such as Say Anything, Old School, Grosse Pointe Blank, Runaway Jury, and Smokin’ Aces.
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In the period drama Mr. Selfridge, Piven portrayed Harry Selfridge, the ambitious founder of the Selfridge department store in London. This role earned him critical acclaim, and he demonstrated his ability to excel in both dramatic and comedic roles. He has also starred in romantic comedies such as Serendipity and Chasing Liberty, adding to his list of accolades.
In addition to his acting, Piven has become a well-known advocate for the LGBT community. He’s also an avid sports enthusiast and supports his favorite teams, including the Chicago Blackhawks. He’s also active in environmental causes and strives to live a healthy lifestyle. Meador says that while she’s glad that Hollywood seems to be welcoming Piven back into the fold, she’s disappointed that he hasn’t taken accountability for his actions and words. She feels that his lack of a public apology has exacerbated her trauma and made it more difficult to recover.