Actor and Filmmaker Adrian Grenier Will Speak at W&L
Actor, director and filmmaker Adrian Grenier will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. W&L’s Contact Committee is sponsoring the talk, which is free and open to the public.
Grenier is best known for his starring role in the Emmy-nominated HBO series Entourage, which aired from 2004 through 2011. Since making his big screen debut in 1997, Grenier has also branched out into filmmaking, producing, and directing.
New Mexico-born and New York-bred, Grenier was raised by his mother. He attended Bard College. In 2002, he embarked on a year-long search for the father from whom he was estranged for 18 years. He documented the journey, and the result was a feature-length film and his directorial debut, Shot in the Dark.
In addition to Shot in the Dark, Grenier has produced four documentaries, the second, Teenage Paparazzo, is full length and focuses on the complex relationship between celebrities and the media. It premiered at Sundance 2010 and aired on HBO the same year.
He founded Reckless Productions in 2002. Through television and film, and both documentary and narrative, his company aims to challenge thoughts and ideas and to evoke dialogue on current topics.
In 2008, Grenier’s new show, Alter Eco, premiered on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green. The show features Grenier and his team of green experts showing changes that can be made to become more eco-friendly. The following year he co-founded a green lifestyle website, SHFT.com, which offers original video series, curated shopping and a host of resources that speak to a modern, inspirational, eco-conscious lifestyle