Ben Stiller Biography and Filmography
Benjamin Edward Ben Stiller is an American film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, voice actor and clown. He is the son of veteran actors and comedians Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller. After starting his career as an actor with a play, Ben was offered his own show titled The Ben Stiller Show, which was hosted and produced by stiller for its entire run (13 episodes) and wrote multiple Mockumentaries. Having previously made appearances in television, stiller started acting in movies. In 1994, he released his directional debut Reality Bites. Throughout his career in the industry, Stiller has starred in written, produced and directed more than 50 films including the Madagascar Series, There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Night at the Museum and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Besides, he has made many appearances in television shows and music videos.
Stiller is a member of the Frat Pack a nickname given to a group of comedy-actors who appeared together in many highest-grossing comedy films since late 1990s. Ben Stiller movies grossed about $2.6 billion in the US and Canada with an average of $79 million a film. Throughout his career, he took home multiple awards and honours including MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Award and an Emmy Award. Ben Stiller film Flirting with Disaster was the biggest success in his acting career.
Top 10 Ben Stiller Movies 2016 List
1. Meet the Parents (2000)
2. Dodgeball (2004)
3. The Cable Guy (1996)
4. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
5. Keeping the Faith (2000)
6. Night at the Museum (2006)
7. Tropic Thunder (2008)
8. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
9. Along Came Polly (2004)
10. Meet the Fockers (2004)
Stiller was born in 1965 in New York to Jerry Stiller who is a Jewish and Anne Meara who is an Irish Catholic. The family was never religious and celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah. Stiller’s parents often took him on sets of their films including The Mike Douglas Show. Ben’s sister, Amy Stiller has appeared in many of his productions including Zoolander, Reality Bites and DodgeBall. Ben stiller has bipolar disorder.
Ben Stiller New Movies
- While We’re Young (2014)
- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Stiller showed much interest in film-making at an early age and made Super 8 films with his friends and sister. He made his acting debut on his mother’s television series Kate McShane. In 1970s, he Played many roles including the lead role in Clever Jack and the Magic Beanstalk. Stiller was inspired by the television show Second City Television and later he realized that he wanted to act in sketch comedy. Ben stiller new movie is Zoolander No. 2 which scheduled its initial release in this February.
Ben Stiller Upcoming Movies 2016 List
- Zoolander No. 2 (2016) with Penélope Cruz, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell and Fred Armisen. Release Dates : February 12, 2016.
- Madagascar 4 (2018) – Alex
Stiller enrolled in The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine and graduated in 1983 in New York from Calhoun School. He began giving performances on the cabaret circuits as an opening act. He then joined the University of California, Los Angeles as a film student. Later, Stiller moved to New York. He made his own way through auditioning, acting classes and trying to find agent. Stiller dated many actresses during his film and television career including Amanda Peet, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Calista Flockhart.
Stiller married Christine Taylor in May 2000 at an oceanfront ceremony in Hawaii. They first met while filming a television pilot Heat Vision and Jack which featured Jack Black. The couple starred onscreen together in Arrested Development, Zoolander, Tropic Thunder and DodgeBall. Currently they are living in Westchester County, New York and blessed with 2 children: son Quinlin Dempsey and a daughter Ella Olivia. Stiller donated money to 2004 US Presidential campaign of John Kerry and is a supporter of Democratic Party. In 2008, Ben Stiller donated funds to Presidential campaigns of Democrats Obama.