Jeremy Piven: A Versatile English Actor on the Rise

After sexual-assault allegations rocked the industry in 2017 and 2018, Jeremy Piven took a step back from the spotlight. However, the English actor and producer continues to reach new realms of creativity as he explores new projects. He’s been seen in film, TV, stand-up comedy, and now a new book. The prolific thespian is proving to be one of Hollywood’s most versatile creators.

The 69-year-old has long been a fixture on the big screen, making his debut in 1987’s blockbuster Black Hawk Down and appearing in other top box-office hits like Old School and Stardust. He went on to star in a handful of other notable films before landing a role in HBO’s original series Entourage, playing ruthless talent agent Ari Gold. The popular show ran for six seasons and earned Piven a Golden Globe and three consecutive Emmy Awards. He was also a recurring cast member on Seinfeld and appeared in the short-lived ABC dramedy Cupid, as well as voiced Elongated Man in three episodes of Justice League Unlimited.

Although Piven has starred in multiple hit movies Jeremy Piven and television shows, his rise to fame came after his portrayal of the sleazy agent Ari Gold on Entourage. In real life, the actor is a devoted family man who values his relationship with his parents, both stage actors. Piven credits his parents for giving him the tools he needed to succeed.

Piven’s infamous womanizing is another facet of his persona that has drawn attention. The actor is known for his ability to woo women and is said to have collected over a dozen girlfriends throughout his career. He has been linked to singer Alexandra Burke, socialite Erica Lancellotti, Mad Men actress January Jones, bombshell Kelly Brook, model Rachel Hunter, and Rod Stewart’s ex Rachel Hunter, among others.

In his latest venture, a stand-up comedy show, Piven is flexing a side of his personality that is rarely showcased on the big screen. He has interviewed notable guests including Jamie Foxx, Tiffany Haddish, Mark Cuban, and UFC stars Rashad Evans and Jorge Masvidal on his new podcast, How U Livin’ J Piven, which is available wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

He’s also on tour, delivering his humorous material to fans around the country. The show is a must-see for those looking to see Piven flex his comedic muscle.

The actor recently made appearances on Good Morning America and Sherri Shepherd’s daytime talk show, where he coyly addressed whether there would be an Entourage reboot. He replied, “We may have to give the people what they want.” Fans of the original show are eagerly awaiting any news about a possible revival. Piven also revealed that he’s proud to be part of the new movie Sweetwater, which stars NBA legends Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Pollak, and Robert Ri’chard as former New York Knicks player Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton. He’s also slated to appear in period drama American Night with Oscar winner Emile Hirsch and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Legit Wiseguy with Palme d’Or nominee director Roland Joffe, and the upcoming film Last Call, opposite Orange Is the New Black star Taryn Manning.