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Adrian Grenier is an American actor, director, and producer

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BirthdayJuly 10, 1976
NationalityAmerican
FamousBard College, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, T V & Movie Producers, Producer
City/StateNew Mexico
Known asAdrian
Universities
  • Bard College
  • Bard College
Notable Alumnis
  • Bard College
Birth PlaceSanta Fe, New Mexico, United States
Height183
GenderMale
FatherJohn T. Dunbar
MotherKaresse Grenier
Sun SignCancer
Born inSanta Fe, New Mexico, United States
Famous asActor, Producer, Director
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Who is Adrian Grenier?

Adrian Grenier is an American actor, director, and producer. He is well-known for his performance in the TV series ‘Entourage’. He owns the production company ‘Reckless Productions’ which aims to produce films with social themes. ‘Shot in the Dark’, the first film under this banner, which was also his directorial debut, was praised by critics and was premiered at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival as well as on the HBO channel. His documentary ‘Teenage Paparazzo’ which he directed and produced was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. A good musician as well, Adrian was a member of two bands, and created a music incubator and recording studio called Wreckroom. His lifestyle brand SHFT.com promotes sustainability through film, art and culture, and design. Adrian is also an environmentalist, and attended the COP 21 climate talks in Paris, where he advocated swift action to reduce global carbon pollution. He worked with Dell and launched a market-based plastics packaging feasibility study to reduce plastic pollution in oceans. He co-founded the Lonely Whale Foundation, and works towards connecting children and global community to inspire making significant changes to support ocean health. He has launched a new campaign to reduce the use of plastic straws nationwide with the goal of keeping 500 million plastic straws out of the ocean in 2017.

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Childhood & Early Life

Adrian Grenier was born on July 10, 1976, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to an unwed mother Karesse Grenier and her lover John Dunbar who didn’t stay in her life for long. His single mother raised him in New York City.

His father, who was from Ohio, has English, German, Indian, and Irish ancestry.His mother was from New Mexico, and is of Mexican and French descent. A DNA test on the television series ‘Finding Your Roots’ showed that Adrian has 8% Native American ancestry and his direct matrilineal line is Native American.

He graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He then studied molecular biology in Bard College in New York, but dropped out to begin a career in acting.

Career

In 1997, Adrian Grenier started his film career, and made his film debut in ‘Arresting Gena’. In 1999, he was featured opposite Melissa Joan Hart in ‘Drive Me Crazy’, a teen romantic comedy based on the novel ‘How I Created My Perfect Prom Date’ by Todd Strasser.

In 2001, he appeared in James Toback's ‘Harvard Man’, a crime comedy-drama thriller film. He later played Vincent Chase in ‘Entourage’, an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO in 2004 and concluded in 2011, after eight seasons.

Also a producer, he started ‘Reckless Productions’, a company focused on producing socially minded films. The first film under this banner, which was also his directorial debut, was ‘Shot in the Dark’. It is about his journey to reconnect with his estranged father, Dunbar, with whom his mother broke up when he was a baby. After 18 years, they reunited and continue to remain in contact.

He played Nate Cooper in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, a 2006 American comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger's novel of the same name.

In 2008, he produced a television series, ‘Alter Eco’, which was premiered in June 2008. The series aired on the Discovery channel, Planet Green. The series featured Adrian and a team of green experts, and showed how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.

The documentary ‘Teenage Paparazzo’, directed and produced by him, was premiered in September 2010 on HBO. It was also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film focused on a 13-year-old paparazzo, Austin Visschedyk, and the celebrity obsessed world in which he operates.

An advocate of sustainable living, Adrian founded the lifestyle brand SHFT.com in 2010, along with his business partner, film producer Peter Glatzer. SHFT promotes sustainability through film, art and culture, and design—both online and offline. It aims to introduce sustainable ideas and products into pop culture and inspire modern, sustainable ways of life.

SHFT has partnered with prominent brands like Ford Motor, AOL/Huffington Post, Virgin America, The Weather Channel, The W Hollywood, and Estée Lauder. It bagged two Webby Awards for best website in its category.

In 2010, he began working on a full-length feature documentary, ‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs’, as a producer with producer Bert Marcus and director Matthew Cooke. The film highlighted one of the worst domestic policy failures in America, and featured actual dealers, as well as celebrities commenting on the subject. The documentary was released in 2013 on Amazon.com and iTunes.

Adrian Grenier is also a talented musician and plays guitar, drums, bass, and harmonica. He was a member of two New York bands: he was the lead singer in Kid Friendly and the drummer in The Honey Brothers. He created Wreckroom, a music incubator and recording studio in May 2012, and The Skins was one of the first bands to record in the Wreckroom.

Personal Life

In 2013, he starred in the film ‘Goodbye World’, a post-apocalyptic film directed by Denis Hennelly and written by Hennelly and Sarah Adina Smith. The film was premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it received good reviews.

In 2014, Adrian and Glatzer partnered with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to create SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom, a teaching kitchen on wheels for high school students. Through lessons on cooking, science, technology, and sustainability, it aims to help teenagers understand how food choices can make them healthy.

In 2015, he reprised his role of Vincent Chase in the ‘Entourage’ film adaptation. The film was released in June.

Major Works

Adrian Grenier’s directorial debut film ‘Shot in the Dark’ was premiered at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival where it was praised by critics. It was also shown on HBO in 2007.

’Teenage Paparazzo’, a documentary produced by him in 2010 premiered on HBO and 40 other outlets around the globe. The documentary was also taken to college campuses nationwide as an "Experience Tour."

Other Works

In 2009, Adrian Grenier launched an eco-themed app—Ecohero—for iPhone and Android mobile platforms. It has a barcode-scanning technology to help consumers know about different products’ environmental and health impact.

In 2012, he founded Churchkey Can Company, a microbrewery, with former Nike designer Justin Hawkins. He is an investor and advisor to MONTAJ, a mobile video app, which allows anyone to create videos, joining small video clips using a smartphone camera.

Philanthropic Works

Adrian Grenier founded the Lonely Whale Foundation in 2015 as a platform to inspire empathy and action for protecting the ocean environment and marine life. Dell supports his social and environmental efforts including powering his Lonely Whale expedition and “Cry Out: The Lonely Whale Experience.”

In 2015, he took on the role as Dell’s first Social Good Advocate, advocating healthier and sustainable choices through digital storytelling and advocacy. Together Dell and Adrian launched the NYC Tech Takeback program to help people in New York recycle their used electronics through Dell Reconnect program. He also partners with Dell to advance the company’s 2020 Legacy of Good program that advocates adoption of circular economy.

In 2016, they launched the Legacy of Good Short Documentary Film Contest to explore the challenges and benefits of a circular economic model. Together, they have kicked off a study to explore the use of ocean plastics in Dell packaging.

He supports‘Little Kids Rock’, a national nonprofit that aims to restore music education in disadvantaged public schools. Adrian is a Board Member at React to Film, a non-profit that promotes social responsibility and encourages civic engagement.

Personal Life

Adrian Grenier is a highly private person and hasn’t shared any details of his love life with the media.

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Adrian Grenier biography timelines

  • // 10th Jul 1976
    Adrian Grenier was born on July 10, 1976, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to an unwed mother Karesse Grenier and her lover John Dunbar who didn’t stay in her life for long. His single mother raised him in New York City.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, Adrian Grenier started his film career, and made his film debut in ‘Arresting Gena’. In 1999, he was featured opposite Melissa Joan Hart in ‘Drive Me Crazy’, a teen romantic comedy based on the novel ‘How I Created My Perfect Prom Date’ by Todd Strasser.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he appeared in James Toback's ‘Harvard Man’, a crime comedy-drama thriller film. He later played Vincent Chase in ‘Entourage’, an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO in 2004 and concluded in 2011, after eight seasons.
  • // 2002
    Adrian Grenier’s directorial debut film ‘Shot in the Dark’ was premiered at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival where it was praised by critics. It was also shown on HBO in 2007.
  • // 2006
    He played Nate Cooper in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, a 2006 American comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger's novel of the same name.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he produced a television series, ‘Alter Eco’, which was premiered in June 2008. The series aired on the Discovery channel, Planet Green. The series featured Adrian and a team of green experts, and showed how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, Adrian Grenier launched an eco-themed app—Ecohero—for iPhone and Android mobile platforms. It has a barcode-scanning technology to help consumers know about different products’ environmental and health impact.
  • // 2010
    The documentary ‘Teenage Paparazzo’, directed and produced by him, was premiered in September 2010 on HBO. It was also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film focused on a 13-year-old paparazzo, Austin Visschedyk, and the celebrity obsessed world in which he operates.
  • // 2010
    An advocate of sustainable living, Adrian founded the lifestyle brand SHFT.com in 2010, along with his business partner, film producer Peter Glatzer. SHFT promotes sustainability through film, art and culture, and design—both online and offline. It aims to introduce sustainable ideas and products into pop culture and inspire modern, sustainable ways of life.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he began working on a full-length feature documentary, ‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs’, as a producer with producer Bert Marcus and director Matthew Cooke. The film highlighted one of the worst domestic policy failures in America, and featured actual dealers, as well as celebrities commenting on the subject. The documentary was released in 2013 on Amazon.com and iTunes.
  • // 2010
    ’Teenage Paparazzo’, a documentary produced by him in 2010 premiered on HBO and 40 other outlets around the globe. The documentary was also taken to college campuses nationwide as an "Experience Tour."
  • // 2012
    Adrian Grenier is also a talented musician and plays guitar, drums, bass, and harmonica. He was a member of two New York bands: he was the lead singer in Kid Friendly and the drummer in The Honey Brothers. He created Wreckroom, a music incubator and recording studio in May 2012, and The Skins was one of the first bands to record in the Wreckroom.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he founded Churchkey Can Company, a microbrewery, with former Nike designer Justin Hawkins. He is an investor and advisor to MONTAJ, a mobile video app, which allows anyone to create videos, joining small video clips using a smartphone camera.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he starred in the film ‘Goodbye World’, a post-apocalyptic film directed by Denis Hennelly and written by Hennelly and Sarah Adina Smith. The film was premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it received good reviews.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Adrian and Glatzer partnered with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to create SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom, a teaching kitchen on wheels for high school students. Through lessons on cooking, science, technology, and sustainability, it aims to help teenagers understand how food choices can make them healthy.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he reprised his role of Vincent Chase in the ‘Entourage’ film adaptation. The film was released in June.
  • // 2015
    Adrian Grenier founded the Lonely Whale Foundation in 2015 as a platform to inspire empathy and action for protecting the ocean environment and marine life. Dell supports his social and environmental efforts including powering his Lonely Whale expedition and “Cry Out: The Lonely Whale Experience.”
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he took on the role as Dell’s first Social Good Advocate, advocating healthier and sustainable choices through digital storytelling and advocacy. Together Dell and Adrian launched the NYC Tech Takeback program to help people in New York recycle their used electronics through Dell Reconnect program. He also partners with Dell to advance the company’s 2020 Legacy of Good program that advocates adoption of circular economy.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, they launched the Legacy of Good Short Documentary Film Contest to explore the challenges and benefits of a circular economic model. Together, they have kicked off a study to explore the use of ocean plastics in Dell packaging.

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Adrian Grenier's FAQ

  • What is Adrian Grenier birthday?

    Adrian Grenier was born at 1976-07-10

  • Where is Adrian Grenier's birth place?

    Adrian Grenier was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

  • What is Adrian Grenier nationalities?

    Adrian Grenier's nationalities is American

  • What was Adrian Grenier universities?

    Adrian Grenier studied at Bard College, Bard College

  • What was Adrian Grenier notable alumnis?

    Adrian Grenier's notable alumnis is Bard College

  • How tall is Adrian Grenier?

    Adrian Grenier's height is 183

  • Who is Adrian Grenier's father?

    Adrian Grenier's father is John T. Dunbar

  • Who is Adrian Grenier's mother?

    Adrian Grenier's mother is Karesse Grenier

  • What is Adrian Grenier's sun sign?

    Adrian Grenier is Cancer

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