The two-time Golden Globe Award- and three consecutive Emmy Award-winning American actor Jeremy Piven is well-known for his role as Ari Gold in the television series Entourage, which earned him critical acclaim and multiple awards. He also starred as Spence Kovak in the sitcom Ellen and as Harry Selfridge in the British period drama Mr. Selfridge. In addition, Piven was the voice of Elongated Man in three episodes of the animated series Justice League Unlimited. He has also appeared in many films and TV shows, including Grosse Pointe Blank, Serendipity, and the short-lived ABC dramedy Cupid.
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Piven was born in Manhattan on July 26, 1965, and grew up in Evanston, Illinois. His parents were actors and drama teachers, and he trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop, which his father founded. He also attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
After gaining early acclaim for his portrayal of Jerry Seinfeld’s head writer on the HBO show The Larry Sanders Show, Piven found his greatest success as Ari Gold in the comedy series Entourage. He subsequently starred in several movies and TV shows, including Grosse Pointe Blank, Serendipity, and the British period drama Mr. Selfridge. He was also the voice of Spence Kovak in the sitcom, Ellen, and appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows.
In January 2018, BuzzFeed published an article in which three women shared stories of alleged sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior from Piven. The allegations against him came at a time when women were becoming more empowered to speak out about their experiences with men in the entertainment industry and beyond. Meador thinks that Piven needs to show some accountability and deliver an apology for his actions. She also believes that studios, production companies, and managers should be held accountable for the way they treat their employees.