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Ben Stiller: Biography

Ben Stiller
Date of Birth:
November 30, 1965
Place of Birth:
New York, New York, USA

Born November 30, 1965, Ben is one of hollywood's top leading funnymen.

Benjamin Edward Stiller was born in New York City. His parents are Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is Jewish, and is of Irish Catholic background, but she converted to Judaism when she married his father. His parents were both actor-comedians, and regularly took him on sets of their appearances. He also has an older sister named Amy.

Ben produced several little films early in his career, one of which got the attention of Saturday Night Live, which aired it. He was offered a job as a writer on SNL and even appeared on a couple episodes, but he left when they told him they didn't want him to write any more short films.

Ben did several producing, writing and directing gigs throughout the nineties.

Ben's biggest break into Hollywood as an actor had to be his role in "There's Something About Mary" opposite Cameron Diaz. Ben has since gone on to star in Meet The Parents & Meet The Fockers, Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums, Dodgeball, and Night At The Museum. Ben can be most recently be seen in the film Tropic Thunder.

Ben is a member of the "Frat Pack" that is made up of himself, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Jack Black and Steve Carell, because of the many movies that they have starred along side together.

Ben is married to Christine Taylor. They have a daughter named Ella Olivia and a son named Quinlin Dempsey.

Ben is a self-professed "Trekkie", even appearing on a TV special expressing his love of Star Trek. Ben is a member of the Democratic Party, even donating to several campains.

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Ben Stiller: Filmography

Untitled Cameron Crowe Project (2010) (pre-production)
The Hardy Men (2010) (pre-production)
Greenberg (2010) (pre-production)
Master Mind (2010) (filming) (voice)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) (post-production)
The Marc Pease Experience (2009) (completed)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (voice)
Rain of Madness (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007) (voice)
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
Untitled Christine Taylor Project (2007)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education (2006)
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Danny Roane: First Time Director (2006)
Arrested Development (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Madagascar (2005) (voice)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Envy (2004)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Along Came Polly (2004)
Duplex (2003)
Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Zoolander (2001)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Freaks and Geeks (1 episode, 2000)
Keeping the Faith (2000)
The Independent (2000)
Mission: Improbable (2000)
Black and White (1999)
Mystery Men (1999)
The Suburbans (1999)
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Zero Effect (1998)
Backstreet Boyz (1998)
Behind the Zipper with Magda (1998)
Derek Zoolander University (1997)
Friends (1 episode, 1997)
Derek Zoolander: Male Model (1996)
The Cable Guy (1996)
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Heavy Weights (1995)
Reality Bites (1994)
2 Stupid Dogs (1993)
The Nutt House (1992) (uncredited)
Highway to Hell (1992)
Working Tra$h (1990)
Stella (1990)
Next of Kin (1989)
That's Adequate (1989)
Elvis Stories (1989)
Fresh Horses (1988)
The Hustler of Money (1988)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Miami Vice (1 episode, 1987)
The House of Blue Leaves (1987)
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Saturday Night Live (1 episode, 1987)
Shoeshine (1987)
Kate & Allie (1 episode, 1986)
Kate McShane (1 episode, 1975)

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