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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 July 1976Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Birth NameAdrian S. Grenier
Nicknames A
Adi
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adrian Grenier was born on July 10, 1976 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA as Adrian S. Grenier. He is an actor and producer, known for Entourage (2004), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Drive Me Crazy (1999).

Trivia (15)

Trained at Bard College and with Nancy Hillman.
Was a stone-cold hippie bongo drum player while attending Bard College.
Met Bringing Rain (2003) director Noah Buschel through a mutual ex- girlfriend.
Former lead singer of the band 'Kid Friendly.'
Nylon Magazine's "Future John Travolta" in 2001.
Plays piano, guitar and drums.
Drummer for the band The Honey Brothers.
Cousin of actor Evan Ferrante.
His father, John Dunbar, has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry. His mother, Karesse Grenier, was born in New Mexico, to a family of Mexican descent (Spanish, with some Indigenous), as well as a smaller amount of French ancestry. The surname "Grenier" is roughly the equivalent of "Barnes" in French (referring to a grain site).
Played a member of the entourage of the movie star character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie Celebrity (1998). He currently stars in the TV series Entourage (2004), in which he plays a movie star with an entourage of his own.
Attended the Fieldston Summer Performing Arts Institute
He was raised by his mother, Karesse Grenier, a New York City real-estate agent. Growing up, he didn't know who his father was. His parents met while living in a commune, and split up soon after Adrian's birth. The documentary Shot in the Dark (2002) covers Adrian's search to find out who his father was, meet and get to know him. Also involved in the film, as both producer and on-camera interviewer, was Adrian's friend Jonathan Davidson.
Born in New Mexico and raised in Manhattan, New York.
Has been in a movie directed by Ari Gold (Adventures of Power (2008)) and in a series with a character named Ari Gold (Entourage (2004)).
Attended the famous NYC "FAME" high school Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where he studied Drama.

Personal Quotes (21)

I'm one with New York and New York is one with me. I grew up there; there's no escaping it. We're like Siamese twins, if you separate us, I'll die.
Certainly, if it had been anything other than an HBO show I'd probably still be in Mexico now with a Mexican wife and kids.
Celebrities become divas because they get pampered so much, babied so much - then they get used to it.
Being performers, that's what we do: We put on shows and want people to watch.
My only ambition when I came to Hollywood was to pay my rent.
It's enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.
I was rebellious.
I want to show people that environmentalism can be fun!
I think, in a lot of ways, celebrities represent the American dream. They have financial fluidity and options at their disposal.
I have always chosen roles that I believed in - not ones that I thought might further my career.
I don't shop. I haven't shopped in about four years.
You ask any actor - they'll tell you they'd rather shoot on location because you don't have to invent the energy, the energy is there.
What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.
Tabloids can be fun. I see stuff sometimes and have a good laugh.
Secondly, love and relationships are complicated. No one could ever get it right in a four-line sentence.
Once you get into the habit of work, you can be more productive in the things you want to do.
Well, obviously I'm not Mark Wahlberg - I have much better abs and I look much better in a pair of Calvin Kleins but when I saw Mark Wahlberg interacting with the world, I realised that his stardom was sort of a result of the movies he had done and the publicity that he had got and the work that he did.
I think winter wear is communal. You get some gloves and a scarf from a lost-and-found box, wash them, wear them for a while until you lose them. Then somebody else does the same thing.
I think anybody who's famous has to deal with their fame in their own way, and I dealt with it by making a film about a kid who's looking out into the world of celebrity obsession.
I have a bunch of concepts and ideas that I want to do but I have also been growing my production company in general and looking to branch out of projects that I am directing and producing.
Because when you go out, and you have fun, basically you're performing for these tabloid outlets and the paparazzi. And when you perform and create this story, they're chuffed - they get excited, they capture it, and they put it out.

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