Ben Stiller

Movie Actor

Ben Stiller was born in Manhattan, New York, United States on November 30th, 1965 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 58, Ben Stiller biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller, Ben
Date of Birth
November 30, 1965
United States
Place of Birth
Manhattan, New York, United States
58 years old
Zodiac Sign
$150 Million
Actor, Character Actor, Comedian, Director, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Producer, Screenwriter, Television Actor, Voice Actor, Writer
Social Media
Ben Stiller Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 58 years old, Ben Stiller has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
Ben Stiller Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Although his family wasn’t religious, Ben still had his Bar Mitzvah. While growing up, Christmas, as well as Hanukkah, were celebrated in his household. So as an adult, he identifies with both the faiths.
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The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, Calhoun School, University of California, Los Angeles
Ben Stiller Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Christine Taylor
Dating / Affair
Jeanne Tripplehorn (1990-1996), Janeane Garofalo, Amanda Peet, Rhea Durham (1998), Calista Flockhart (1999), Brandi Glanville (1999), Christine Taylor (1999-2017)
Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara
Amy Stiller (Sister)
Other Family
William Stiller (Paternal Grandfather), Bella Stiller (Paternal Grandmother), Edward Joseph Meara (Maternal Grandfather), Mary T. Dempsey (Maternal Grandmother)
Ben Stiller Career

When he was approximately 15, Stiller obtained a small part with one line on the television soap opera Guiding Light, although in an interview he characterized his performance as poor. He was later cast in a role in the 1986 Broadway revival of John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, alongside John Mahoney; the production would garner four Tony Awards.

During its run, Stiller produced a satirical mockumentary whose principal was fellow actor Mahoney. Stiller's comedic work was well received by the cast and crew of the play, and he followed up with a 10-minute short titled The Hustler of Money, a parody of the Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money. The film featured him in a send-up of Tom Cruise's character and Mahoney in the Paul Newman role, only this time as a bowling hustler instead of a pool shark. The short got the attention of Saturday Night Live, which aired it in 1987 and two years later offered Stiller a spot as a writer.

In the meantime, he had a bit role in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.

In 1989 Stiller wrote and appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer. However, since the show did not want him to make more short films, he left after four episodes. He then put together Elvis Stories, a short film about a fictitious tabloid focused on recent sightings of Elvis Presley. The film starred friends and co-stars John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Mike Myers, Andy Dick, and Jeff Kahn. The film was considered a success, and led him to develop the short film Going Back to Brooklyn for MTV; it was a music video starring comedian Colin Quinn that parodied LL Cool J's recent hit "Going Back to Cali".

Producers at MTV were so impressed with Back to Brooklyn that they offered Stiller a 13-episode show in the experimental "vid-com" format. Titled The Ben Stiller Show, this series mixed comedy sketches with music videos and parodied various television shows, music stars, and films. It starred Stiller, along with main writer Jeff Khan and Harry O'Reilly, with his parents and sister making occasional appearances.

Although the show was canceled after its first season, it led to another show titled The Ben Stiller Show, on the Fox Network in 1992. The series aired 12 episodes on Fox, with a 13th unaired episode broadcast by Comedy Central in a later revival. Among the principal writers on The Ben Stiller Show were Stiller and Judd Apatow, with the show featuring the ensemble cast of Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, and Bob Odenkirk. Both Denise Richards and Jeanne Tripplehorn appeared as extras in various episodes. Throughout its short run, The Ben Stiller Show frequently appeared at the bottom of the ratings, even as it garnered critical acclaim and eventually won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program" posthumously.

In the early 1990s, Stiller had minor roles in films such as Stella and Highway to Hell as well as a cameo in The Nutt House. In 1992, Stiller was approached to direct Reality Bites, based on a script by Helen Childress. Stiller devoted the next year and a half to rewriting the script with Childress, fundraising, and recruiting cast members for the film. It was eventually released in early 1994, directed by Stiller and featuring him as a co-star. The film was produced by Danny DeVito, who would later direct Stiller's 2003 film Duplex and produce his 2004 film Along Came Polly.

Reality Bites debuted as the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend and received mixed reviews.

Stiller joined his parents in the family film Heavyweights (1995), in which he played two roles, and then had a brief uncredited role in Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore (1996). Next, he had lead roles in If Lucy Fell and Flirting with Disaster, before tackling his next directorial effort with The Cable Guy, which starred Jim Carrey. Stiller once again was featured in his own film, as twins. The film received mixed reviews, but was noted for paying the highest salary for an actor up to that point, as Carrey received $20 million for his work in the film. The film also connected Stiller with future Frat Pack members Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

Also in 1996, MTV invited Stiller to host the VH1 Fashion Awards. Along with SNL writer Drake Sather, Stiller developed a short film for the awards about a male model known as Derek Zoolander. It was so well received that he developed another short film about the character for the 1997 VH1 Fashion Awards and finally remade the skit into a film.

In 1996, Stiller had a small role as Hal L. (uncredited), the sadistic orderly running the nursing home in the movie Happy Gilmore

In 1998 Stiller put aside his directing ambitions to star in a surprise hit with a long-lasting cult following, the Farrelly Brothers' There's Something About Mary, alongside Cameron Diaz. That year, he starred in several dramas, including Zero Effect, Your Friends & Neighbors, and Permanent Midnight. He was invited to take part in hosting the Music Video awards, for which he developed a parody of the Backstreet Boys and performed a sketch with his father, commenting on his current career.

In 1999 he starred in three films, including Mystery Men, where he played a superhero wannabe called Mr. Furious. He returned to directing with a new spoof television series for Fox titled Heat Vision and Jack, starring Jack Black; however, the show was not picked up by Fox after its pilot episode and the series was cancelled.

In 2000, Stiller starred in three more films, including one of his most recognizable roles, a male nurse named Gaylord "Greg" Focker in Meet the Parents, opposite Robert De Niro. The film was well received by critics, grossed over $330 million worldwide, and spawned two sequels. Also in 2000, MTV again invited Stiller to make another short film, and he developed Mission: Improbable, a spoof of Tom Cruise's role in Mission: Impossible II and other films.

In 2001, Stiller directed his third feature film, Zoolander, starring himself as Derek Zoolander. The film featured multiple cameos from a variety of celebrities, including Donald Trump, Paris Hilton, Lenny Kravitz, Heidi Klum, and David Bowie, among others. The film was banned in Malaysia (as the plot centered on an assassination attempt of a Malaysian prime minister), while shots of the World Trade Center were digitally removed and hidden for the film's release after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

After Stiller worked with Owen Wilson in Zoolander, they joined again for The Royal Tenenbaums.

Over the next two years, Stiller continued with the lackluster box office film Duplex, and cameos in Orange County and Nobody Knows Anything! He has guest-starred on several television shows, including an appearance in an episode of the television series The King of Queens in a flashback as the father of the character Arthur (played by Jerry Stiller). He also made a guest appearance on World Wrestling Entertainment's WWE Raw.

In 2004, Stiller appeared in six different films, all of which were comedies, and include some of his highest-grossing films: Starsky & Hutch, Envy, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (in which he had an uncredited cameo), Along Came Polly and Meet the Fockers. While the critical flop Envy only grossed $14.5 million, the most successful film of these was Meet the Fockers, which grossed over $516.6 million worldwide.

He also made extended guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development in the same year. In 2005, Stiller appeared in Madagascar, which was his first experience as a voice actor in an animated film. Madagascar was a massive worldwide hit, and spawned the sequels Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa in 2008 and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted in 2012.

In 2006, Stiller had cameo roles in School for Scoundrels and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny; he was executive producer of the latter. In December 2006, he had the lead role in Night at the Museum. Although not a critical favorite, it earned over $115 million in ten days.

In 2007, Stiller starred alongside Malin Åkerman in the romantic comedy The Heartbreak Kid. The film earned over $100 million worldwide despite receiving mostly negative reviews.

In 2008, Stiller directed, co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in the film Tropic Thunder, with Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black; Stiller had originally conceived of the film's premise while filming Empire of the Sun in 1987.

In 2009, he starred with Amy Adams in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, sequel to Night at the Museum.

In 2010, Stiller made a brief cameo in Joaquin Phoenix's mockumentary I'm Still Here and played the lead role in the comedy-drama Greenberg. He again portrayed Greg Focker in the critically panned but financially successful Little Fockers, the second sequel to Meet the Parents. He originally had planned to voice the titular protagonist of Megamind along with Robert Downey Jr., but later dropped out and was replaced by Will Ferrell while still remaining an executive producer and voicing a minor character named Bernard the curator in the film.

In 2011, Stiller starred with Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda in Tower Heist, about a group of maintenance workers planning a heist in a residential skyscraper. He produced, directed, and starred in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which was released in 2013.

In 2018 and 2019, Stiller played Michael Cohen on Saturday Night Live for 6 episodes.


Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor step out arm-in-arm while hitting the red carpet at the off-Broadway opening of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, November 14, 2023
Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor were among the many stars who hit the red carpet at the -off-Broadway debut of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. Stiller, 57, and Taylor, 52, who were spotted last month at the Project ALS 25th Anniversary Gala last month, were all smiles on the red carpet at the off-Broadway theater Lucille Lortel Theatre on Monday evening. The couple were married for 17 years before their split in 2017, though they ultimately reconciled after living together in COVID-19 lockdown .

Ben Stiller poses with on-again wife Christine Taylor during rare red carpet appearance with son Quinlin, 18 at ALS gala... three years after couple RECONCILED in lockdown post-split, October 27, 2023
Ben Stiller posed for a charming group shot with his on-again wife Christine Taylor and their 18-year-old son Quinlin on his latest red carpet Thursday. The trio were among the boldface names who poured into Jazz At Lincoln Center that night for the Project ALS 25th Anniversary Gala. About a year and a half ago Ben confirmed he and Christine had rekindled their relationship in 2020, three years after they separated. They remained friendly throughout their separation, then resumed their romance after self-isolating together in the COVID-19 pandemic. This week the couple looked as united as ever while showing their support for the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Not a cat paw-son? Study claims felines are seen as cold and evil because of the way they're portrayed in films and TV shows - from Austin Powers to Cinderella, October 26, 2023
Cats may be seen as cold, aloof and tyrannical because of the way they are portrayed by Hollywood, new research suggests. From murderous moggie Lucifer in the Disney classic Cinderella to power-hungry Persian Mr Tinkles in Cats & Dogs, cats have an image problem. Analysis of 50 popular cats in film, with a large amount of screen time, found 60 per cent were portrayed as 'baddies'. These include the unpredictable trickster Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland and the terrifying grey cat in horror film Pet Sematary.

Reunited Exes Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor Reveal They Were Each Other's 'Rebound Relationship'!!, February 2, 2023

This just proves you never know how a relationship might evolve!

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor may have been married for more than two decades at this point (even finding their way back to each other after a brief split), but they NEVER even intended for any of this to happen!

Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor Really Are Back Together After Split!, February 24, 2022

Romantic reunions can be rare — so it’s always a treat to write about celebs getting back together!

In this case, it’s an especially happy occasion, because Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor were one of Hollywood’s most solid success stories. Before their split, the couple had been together for almost two decades. But back in May 2017, they announced they were parting ways.

Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor Separate After 17 Years Of Marriage, May 26, 2017

Damn! We thought they’d actually make it… On Friday, Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor released a statement to ET Online announcing they are splitting up after 17 years of marriage. Related: Ben Stiller Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer Two Years Ago They wrote:

“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate… Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time.”

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