Jeremy Samuel Piven has a net worth of $20 million and mainly all of it he earned by playing supporting roles in the last twenty years. But if would you consider his salary of $350 thousand an episode of the famous TV show Entourage it’s not so bad to bee a supporting actor. Jeremy was Born on 1965, July 17, Manhattan New York, in a Jewish family. And Piven has some real great connections at his home. Both of his parents Joyce Hiller Piven and Byrne Piven where actors and screenwriters, his sister Shira Piven is an actor, director and producer, her husband and Jeremy’s brother in law is a well known producer Adam McKay, even his niece and nephew are starting as actors.
Jeremy Piven Net Worth $20 Million
And to add to that, he’s good friends with John Cusack and even in some point shared an apartment together. It just wasn’t meant for John to fail in Hollywood with so many talented family members and friends.
Jeremy Piven knew from his early age that he wants to be a successful actor, and he was working on getting to that point. Jeremy attended his parents Piven Theater Workshop, where he learned the basics of acting, practiced his skills in school plays and then earned a degree of theater in Drake University, Iowa. Firstly Jeremy appeared in some movies in 1980’s with John Cusack such as Bob Roberts, Elvis Stories Floundering, The Grifters, One Crazy Summer, Say Anything, Grosse Pointe Blanck and others. Jeremy’s firs important role was 1999, when he got a regular part in HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” which was the lucky ticket that landed him with a role in Entourage in 2004 and put on a path to his $20 million net worth. Thanks to his wonderful performance in this TV show not only Jeremy Piven got several EMMY awards, a Golden Globe and was nominated for several other awards as best supporting actor, in his role of Ari Gold, but made the box-office consider him for bigger roles as well. He played his part in Entourage from 2004 to 2011 and in his free time he has done parts in Old School along side with Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn, Smokin’ Aces with Ryan Reynolds, Runway Jury with his pal John Cusack and Ridley Scott film Black Hawk Down. As for Jeremy Piven’s producing, he has done fifteen series of the TV show Cupid, produced the more recent TV show Mr. Selfridge, a TV movie Sensitive Men and currently is working on a documentary named Close.
Jeremy lives in Malibu, California where he has a house previously owned by the hockey star Chris Chelios and often travels to Chicago. Jeremy even had his own travel show on Travel Chanel, that was called Jeremy Piven’s Journey of Lifetime where they where filming a journey across India. Jeremy Piven considers him self a Jewish Buddhist, although his family are Jewish, they have roots in Russia and Ukraine. To add to that Jeremy Piven is currently single and probably searching for somebody to spend his $20 million net worth with.
(2011, On I Melt with You (2011)) This movie isn't for everyone - and, I think, in a really great way. If you don't want to even approach the idea of addressing who you are in this life, it's gonna be a difficult movie for you to sit and watch. It can be very polarizing; at the same time, you could recognize totally committed people and you may not love these characters but... listen, I knew this movie wouldn't be for everyone, but it's for me. And that's why I totally, emotionally, committed to this movie in every way, shape, and form. And I'm very, very proud of it. I like that it evokes very strong feelings, good or bad, in people. I think we've done our job.
(2011) I grew up in a family where my parents are theater artists; we grew up in essentially what was an old folks' home, because we didn't have any money. So I was surrounded with people with neck braces and in wheelchairs and whatnot, because that's what you do to save a bunch of money when your parents are hardworking artists. They're theater actors who simply don't get paid. And that's the way I grew up. I was incredibly lucky, and I wouldn't change it for the world. So those are my roots. I'm just some boring thespian from Chicago...
[To participants at the launch of the 2011-12 TV season] I'm just basically trying to work on impressing my nieces, who think I work for the bus company because they saw a picture of me on a bus.
If I have a rapper like Common rolling hard with me at a club and I hand him a microphone and he hits five songs in a row and the crowd goes crazy, I don't feel guilty about drinking on the house.
I'm a stage actor. That is what I do.
It's your job as an actor to fill out the blanks. I love doing that. To fill in the bones.
[on Chicago] I have a place in Chicago and I get there as much as I can . . . The city is so unbelievably beautiful. It's one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I'm in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease.
When I was in London I saw Ralph Fiennes in "Brandt". My mother and I went to the stage door, because we were so blown away by it. We were just gushing American fans. And then this guy went, Omigod, Jeremy Piven!" And he started giving it up in a very un-British way. It was a strange moment.
John Cusack and I have been friends since childhood, and the fact that we're in so many films together is, no pun intended, serendipitous. I audition and, after I find out I've got the job, I call Johnny and say "Hey, man, we're going to be in New Orleans together". And because we've done a bunch of films, people connect the dots. But that's not the case.
[on how to make an impression in small roles] From the get-go, I'd keep talking and never stop. Literally, I would take single lines and just keep going. In Runaway Jury (2003), there are so many great actors but I got lucky because I'm standing next to Dustin Hoffman! That's the secret; Get next to him and they can't cut you out!