American actor, director and musician Adrian Grenier was born on July 10, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York. He is of Apache Native American and European descent. Grenier attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts before studying drama at Bard College. There, he became a hippie bongo drum player, as well as playing the piano, the French horn and the guitar.
Adrian Grenier’s film debut was in the independent drama Arresting Gena, where he was cast as Kabush in 1997. He had small roles in Hurricane and Fishes Outta Water. He then landed a role opposite Melissa Joan Hart in 1999’s romantic comedy Drive Me Crazy. The two of them were also in the Britney Spears music video “You Drive Me Crazy.” He was given a role in Cecil B. Demented in 2000, and was followed by a role in James Toback’s Harvard Man. Grenier made his directorial debut in 2002, when he worked on the do!$#!#entary Shot in the Dark. It was about his search for his estranged father, and was made in an attempt to forge a relationship with him. The two reunited, and the do!$#!#entary premiered on HBO in 2007.
Grenier has also appeared on films like Love in the Time of Money and Hart’s War in 2002. He was also cast as Clay Askins in Bringing Rain and played Ray Polito in Anything Else. In 2004, he landed the lead role in the HBO series Entourage. This brought him success and pushed his career onto the mainstream. Two years later, he won the role of Anne Hathaway’s character’s boyfriend in The Devil Wears Prada. In 2008, he was cast as Dallas Houston in the comedy Adventures of Power. Grenier is also the member of two bands, as a lead singer in Kid Friendly and as a drummer in The Honey Brothers.