Perrey Reeves is an American actress who is best known for playing Mrs. Ari, the wife of the rough, but lovable, agent Ari Gold, on the Golden Globe nominated series “Entourage” (HBO, 2004-present). Previously, she had a regular role on the NBC short-lived series “The Lyon's Den” (2003) and recurring roles on ABC's “Homefront” (1992) and Fox's “21 Jump Street” (1990). Reeves has also acted in many TV films and guest starred in popular TV shows such as “The X Files,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami” and “Grey's Anatomy.” As a film actress, the brunette beauty is perhaps most memorable for her roles in “Child's Play 3” (1991) and “Old School” (2003). Other films in which she appeared in include “Kicking and Screaming” (1995), “Smoke Signals” (1998), “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005), “American Dreamz” (2006) and “An American Affair” (2009).
Reeves is married. She was romantically linked to actor David Duchovny from 1993 to 1995.
Childhood and Family:
“The nice thing about growing up in that kind of environment is you were exposed to so much, music, plays, art exhibits, rock concerts. At the same time, there was a small town feel and everyone in my family was born in New York, so my mom took us there when she could.” Perrey Reeves
Perrey Reeves was born on November 30, 1970, in New York City, New York. Her parents chose to raise their children in the countryside of New Hampshire where they decided not to have television. Instead, they provided the kids literature and Perrey was sent to France and Italy to pursue her education before attending college in the United States.
Currently, Perrey lives in Los Angeles, California. She is married to Jeff Gossett. A fan of yoga, she maintains her balance of the physical and mental through mediation and yoga. She is also a lifelong vegetarian.
Perrey has dedicated time to the charity group The International Fund for Animal Welfare.
Well-educated Perrey Reeves made her television acting debut at age 19 when she landed a small role on the NBC dramatic movie “Mothers, Daughters and Lovers.” It was soon followed by another bit role in the ABC television movie “The Preppie Murder” (also 1989), a drama that starred Danny Aiello, William Baldwin, Joanna Kerns and Lara Flynn Boyle. After a two episode arc in “21 Jump Street” (as Tracy Hill) and an one episode appearance in “The Flash” (both 1990), she returned to TV film as Hannah Mathewson in the science fiction “Plymouth” (1991). However, she did not really gain much notice until she was cast in the role of Kristen De Silva on the Jack Bender-directed horror movie “Child's Play 3” (1991). Unfortunately for the actress, the film, a third sequel in the “Child's Play” franchise, earned mixed to negative reviews from critics and was considered a box office flop.
Reeves revisited television in the recurring role of Perrette Davis in the ABC critically acclaimed drama series “Homefront” (1992). She also appeared as a guest star in TV series like Fox's “The X Files,” Showtime's “Red Shoe Diaries” (both starred then-companion David Duchovny) and CBS' “Murder, She Wrote” (all 1994). She played Suzanne Dwyer, a girl suspected in the murder of her boyfriend, in the NBC television movie “The Return of Ironside” (1993, starred Raymond Burr), supported Robert Vaughn in the ABC adventure film “Escape to Witch Mountain” (1995), and costarred with Donna Mills and Peter Riegert in the CBS TV movie “An Element of Truth” (1995). Still in 1995, Reeves landed a small role in “Kicking and Screaming,” which was written and directed by Noah Baumbach and starred Josh Hamilton, Samuel Gould and Catherine Kellner. After a guest performance in the series “Sliders” (1996), she costarred in the Sundance favorite “Smoke Signals” (1998), directed by Chris Eyre and scripted by Sherman Alexie and based on his book “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” and in the largely-ignored “The Suburbans” (1999), which was directed and co-written by and starred Donal Lardner Ward. The film also starred Will Ferrell, Tony Guma, Craig Bierk, Amy Brenneman and Bridgette Wilson.
Entering the new millennium, Reeves guest starred in the Eddie Kaye Thomas and Sean Maguire-led comedy “Off Centre” (2001) and the hit CBS police procedural drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and its spin-off, “CSI: Miami” (both 2003). She also played Daphne in the NBC legal drama “The Lyon's Den” (2003), opposite Rob Lowe. However, the show was canceled because of low ratings. Back to film, Reeves offered a solid supporting turn as Marissa Jones, the wife of Will Ferrell’s character, in Todd Phillips' box office hit “Old School” (2003). Other costars in the film included Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Juliette Lewis and Leah Remini.
Thanks to “Old School” costar Jeremy Piven, Reeves was able to land her breakthrough role of Mrs. Ari on the popular HBO comedy series “Entourage” (2004-current). She began as a recurring player in the first two seasons and moved on to the main cast in the beginning of season 3. The show has brought the actress fame as well as three consecutive Screen Actors Guild nominations in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007 to 2009).
Reeves has also appeared in the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie action movie “Mr. And Mrs. Smith” (2005), for director Doug Liman, was seen in “Undiscovered” (2005), an unsuccessful coming-of-age comedy directed by Meiert Avis and starring Steven Strait, Ashlee Simpson and Carrie Fisher, and worked on the disappointing political comedy “American Dreamz” (2006), directed by Paul Weitz and starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Willem Dafoe, Chris Klein, and Mandy Moore. She next played Sergeant Berger in Paul Boyd's drama “Vicious Circle” (2008) and Adrienne Stafford in William Olsson's drama “An American Affair” (2009), opposite Gretchen Mol, Cameron Bright and Noah Wyle. Reeves also made guest appearances in the TV series “Medium” (2005), “Grey's Anatomy” and “Rules of Engagement” (both 2009).
In addition to film and television work, brown eyed Reeves has acted in several stage productions, including “House Arrest,” “Picnic,” “High Tor,” “Last Night at Ballyhoo” and “Women of Manhattan.”