|His choleric behaviour and his assaulting got Spence out of his medicine and into the apartment of his niece Ellen. With his affairs he is more considerate, but on the other hand he's no big romanticist that's sure.|
According to the producers of Ellen, it was his "charismatic, sexy maleness" which got Jeremy Piven the part as Spence. And now he's allowed to use that a lot, although at the beginning there were protest, he should not ruine the "cool femaleness" of the show. Since he doesn't have to be the personified self-pity in the show, Spence is allowed to present himself as kind of a roughneck for his lawyer career and to tease with Paige all the time.
But Spence and Paige have something in common with their inconsiderateness, and when she says I'm a doer, not a dreamer, it's I'm a doer, not a thinker with Spence. Diffenrent from Paige, Spence still has charming infantilety and is at the same time more sharp-witted than Paige would find it chic.
|Born in New York, New York and grown up in Evanston, Illinois, Piven got his first acting experiences in the Piven Theatre Workshop of his parents. There he also met John Cusack (Stand By Me) and together with his friend John he started lots of projects, one of them was the New Criminals Theater Company, first in Chicago, later in Los Angeles. He had lots of engagements in the states and he also performed on stage in the London National Theatre. Although he was offered his own TV show, he rather joined the Ellen-cast.
After the end of Ellen he got his own show named "Cupid" on ABC.
Piven is single: "I don't have a girlfriend, I don't even have a plant. I guess I have a career."
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