MARQUETTE, Mich.—Adrian Grenier, best known for his starring role in the Emmy-nominated HBO series Entourage, will present “The Teenage Paparazzo Experience” at Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, March 13. He will speak at 7 p.m. in Vandament Arena. Tickets are $1 for NMU students with ID and $5 for the general public. They may be purchased at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets.
Some of Grenier’s film credits include Nate, the boyfriend of Anne Hathaway’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, and a starring role in the romantic comedy Drive Me Crazy. He has also branched out as a director and filmmaker. Grenier’s full-length documentary, Teenage Paparazzo, focuses on the complex relationship between celebrities and the media. The film premiered at Sundance 2010 and aired on HBO the same year. His tour that stops in Marquette is designed to educate and continue the life of the film beyond its conventional TV and DVD release.
Grenier founded Reckless Productions in 2002 as a vehicle to craft socially responsible human stories. Through television and film, his company aims to challenge conventional thoughts and ideas and to evoke dialogue on important, current topics. Grenier’s 13-part TV series, Alter Eco, features young people who demonstrate how to live more sustainably, inspiring viewers to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. The show ran weekly on the Discovery Channel's Planet Green. He also co-founded the Webby Award-winning new media platform SHFT.com, which offers original videos, curated shopping and a host of resources that speak to a sustainable lifestyle.
An avid musician, Grenier is the lead singer of the band Kid Friendly and the drummer for The Honey Brothers.
His appearance is sponsored by Platform Personalities and the NMU student activity fee.