With a strong creative sensibility that has driven his personal evolution as an actor, filmmaker, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Adrian Grenier is as passionate about embodying compelling characters as he is about developing successful business ventures and leading a global evolutionary shift: a campaign for environmentally conscious living.
In front of the camera, the versatile Grenier is best-known for his starring role as Vincent Chase on Entourage, one of HBO’s most popular half-hour series in the network’s history, which ran for eight seasons and has been syndicated in nearly two dozen markets worldwide. The much anticipated Warner Bros. film version of Entourage, written and directed by series creator Doug Ellin, was released in 2015.
Grenier recently starred in two films; the independent feature Trash Fire, a comedy take on psychological thrillers, focusing on a man forced to confront his past when he and his girlfriend end up entangled in a web of lies, deceit and murder and Marauders, alongside Bruce Willis and Christopher Meloni, a thriller about an FBI agent who is on the trail of bank robbers who give the stolen loot to charity. As he delves further into the investigation, the lawman discovers the trail of secrets that a bank’s owner (Willis) has protected. He will next be seen in the political thriller Affairs of State and was just announced to executive produce the documentary Youth Unstoppable, which will follow the youth environmental movement.
Along with memorable roles opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada and in the romantic comedy Drive Me Crazy, his other credits include the Woody Allen films Celebrity and Anything Else, the indie film Goodbye World, the John Waters comedy Cecil B. Demented and the Sundance Film Festival-nominated The Adventures of Sebastian Cole.
Founder of Reckless Productions, Grenier has also brought his keen eye and love of storytelling to the production of documentaries: as producer and director of Shot in the Dark (2002), writer, producer and director of the critically acclaimed Teenage Paparazzo (2010), producer of Don’t Quit Your Daydream (2010) and executive producer of How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012), in addition to a variety of short films. Grenier is co-producer of the documentary, 52, which chronicles the search for the “loneliest whale in the world”.
Beyond his career as a respected actor and filmmaker, Grenier is a musician and founder of Wreckroom Records, a music incubator for emerging artists that has aided and promoted dozens of rising young performers and bands. An investor and advisor to emerging technology ventures, he is also a passionate environmentalist who actively supports organizations focusing on habit-changing education.
In 2015, Grenier co-founded the Lonely Whale Foundation. Dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s ocean through education and awareness, the foundation aims to inspire empathy for marine life and action for ocean health. Grenier also serves as a social good advocate on behalf of Dell, with whom he spearheaded creation of the first commercially viable and operational supply chain to slow the amount of marine degradation caused by plastic pollution. On World Environment Day, June 2017, Grenier was appointed a UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador through which he advocates for a collaborative approach to address our environmental issues.