Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier is an actor, producer, director, musician and environmentalist. Perhaps best known for his portrayal of Vincent Chase in the HBO television series "Entourage" he has also been featured in films such as "Drive Me Crazy," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Trash Fire," and "Marauders." Grenier was born in New Mexico but raised in New York City, having attended the famous NYC "FAME", Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where he studied Drama. Grenier would go on to train at Bard College and with Broadway actress and innovative theater educator Nancy Hillman. With some partners, Grenier launched Reckless Productions in 2001, a production company focused on producing socially minded films. One of its first productions, "Shot in the Dark," chronicled Grenier's journey to reconnect with his estranged father. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was later distributed by HBO. An advocate of sustainable living, Grenier and his business partner and film producer Peter Glatzer founded the lifestyle brand SHFT.com in 2010. SHFT is a brand that promotes sustainability through film, design, art and culture and lives both online and offline. In 2017, Grenier was appointed a "Goodwill Ambassador" by the United Nations' environment program for his work with the Lonely Whale Foundation, advocating for reducing single-use plastic and for the protection of marine species. Grenier is a bitcoin advocate and is developing a farming community in Austin, Texas which would use cryptocurrency for exchange.