BuzzFoto – These two A/B list celebrity pals are now all grown up and have both been successful. We hear that back in the day when the two were just getting started, one actor was secretly sleeping with the sister of the other actor. The actor to this day, still doesn’t know! No one associated with Leonardo DiCaprio.
It’s John Cusack and Jeremy Piven! Source: BuzzFoto and BlindGossip.com
Although BuzzFoto didn’t provide any of the details, BG happens to be familiar with the situation and will tell you the story.
Jeremy’s parents, who are both actors and drama teachers, ran a theater workshop called the Piven Theater Workshop. Of course Jeremy attended the workshop. John, who also comes from an acting family, attended the school along with his sisters Joan Cusack and Ann Cusack (both professional actors).
At some point after high school, Piven and Cusack shared an apartment together. This was the time period in which the hookup occurred. John has a total of three sisters. We’ll leave it up to Jeremy to tell John which one it was.
Piven and The Cusacks are all still close friends, and have appeared in many films together over the years. In various combinations, members of the group have appeared in Sixteen Candles, Say Anything, Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, One Crazy Summer, Serendipity, The Grifters,The Runaway Jury, and a few more.
One final piece of trivia. Do you know who used to babysit for both the Piven and Cusack families when the kids were young? Actor William H. Macy! William moved to the Chicago area after college. He was in the Chicago theater scene with Jeremy’s parents and John’s parents, who are also actors. He is about 15 yrs older than the Piven and Cusack kids, so he was probably about 22-23 at the time, and the kids were 5-10 yrs old.
Congratulations to AK, who was first with the correct guess!