Adrian Grenier

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/10/1976, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer; musician
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Although he plays A-list movie star Vince Chase on Entourage, Grenier needed this TV role to become a bona fide celebrity. In the late '90s, his quirky persona and trademark five o'clock shadow were featured in a number of films---including The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Drive Me Crazy, Cecil B. DeMented and the Woody Allen films Celebrity and Anything Else---but Entourage proved that the endearingly scruffy actor could clean up quite nicely and be compelling to boot. Off-camera, Grenier is delightfully offbeat. As a musician, he plays percussion in the "Appalachian glamrock" outfit the Honey Brothers (performing under the pseudonym Honey DuContra) and he also appeared as lead singer of the band Kid Friendly. A burgeoning behind-the-camera career found him directing the 2002 documentary A Shot in the Dark, about his real-life search for his estranged father, with whom he later developed a warm relationship. He also directed the 2006 black-comedy short Euthanasia before producing and hosting the green-themed TV series Alter Eco, an undertaking that tapped into his eco-friendly sensibility.Adrian Grenier Fast Facts:
  • Is of Apache Native American and European descent.
  • Made his feature debut in the independent film Arresting Gena (1997).
  • Has his own production company, Reckless Productions, and has written and directed some film shorts and a documentary.
  • Played a member of the entourage surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Woody Allen's Celebrity (1998). In 2004, he earned his own group of hangers-on when he landed the lead role of Vince Chase on HBO's Entourage.
  • Worked again with Woody Allen in 2003's Anything Else.
  • A self-taught musician, he plays drums for the Honey Brothers under the moniker Honey DuContra.
  • Produced the environmentally friendly TV series Alter Eco.
  • Adrian Grenier Relationships:
  • Carl Dunbar - Grandfather
  • John Dunbar - Father
  • Isabel Lucas - Ex-significant Other
  • Karesse Grenier - Mother
  • Esther Dunbar - Grandmother
  • Adrian Grenier Awards:
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

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