In Style - June, 2000

Jason Biggs Star of Boys and Girls, Loser and American Pie

Written by: Lisa Simpson

age: "Twenty-two. I'm a Taurus. I'm supposed to be headstrong -- or something-strong. I'm wise beyond my years. When you start [acting] at 5, you grow up a lot more quickly."

first real job: "Although I was always acting, I never touched the money. It was for college. To earn spending money, I worked at Subway as a sandwich artist. We were all licensed sandwich artists. I still go into Subway sometimes and think, Hey, you're not cutting the bread right."

first crush: "Jami Gertz in The Lost Boys. I also had a Kathy Ireland poster on my wall."

dating game: "I don't play by the rules. Wait two days to call? If I like the girl, I'm going to call her. A girl's got to have a sense of humor. A girl who can make me laugh is like, Wow! Dating's harder these days because I just want to come off as a regular guy."

style: "For chill-wear, I'm big on cargo pants and sneakers. For an audition, it's jeans and John Fluevog shoes. For a premiere, plain-front black Gucci pants, a gray V-neck sweater, and black shoes. Black is my color. And since I've lost some weight, I like wearing nice-fitting clothes."

confession: "I'm a little neurotic. I tend to overanalyze things, and it ends up annoying me."

aspirations: "To keep working, travel the world, graduate from college, and have a family."

pet peeve: "Reporters who keep insisting that I deliver funny answers."

Q & A with Jason on that famous scene in American Pie, the changes in his life and loving what he does for a living.

On going back to his hometown when American Pie was #1, nonacting jobs (a "Sandwich Artist" at Subway) and being hot for older women.

Jason and Mena Suvari go shopping and chat about their lives and recent movie experiences.

Jersey boy makes good, his Broadway debut at 13 with Judd Hirsch in Conversations with My Father and being a stand-up guy.