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Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller


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Birth Name :

Benjamin Edward Stiller

Birth Date :

November 30, 1965

Birth Place :

New York City, New York, USA

Spouse :

Christine Taylor (actress, since 13-May-00)

Claim to fame :

As Ted Stroehmann in "There's Something About Mary" (1998)


An accomplished, talented Hollywood comedic actor also writer and director who has shown true dedication to the cinematic world through his numerous well-known works, Ben Stiller sure has nicely carved his way to become one of the most substantial figures in the genre. Born Benjamin Stiller on November 30, 1965 in New York City to veteran comedic performers Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Ben, along with his sister Amy, was never kept away from the Hollywood lifestyle as he grew up in Manhattan and so, it really did not take a long time for him to become attracted to entertainment industry. Not only flourished an interest in acting but also filmmaking as well, the boy eagerly spent his early life shooting films on his Super 8 camera while nurturing his desire to act through one-time appearance on “The Mike Douglas Show” in 1972 and his mother's TV series of “Kate McShane” three years later. This abundant fondness subsequently prompted him to take film studies at UCLA following his graduation from The Calhoun School, New York in 1983, but since the urge to pursue an acting career became too hard to resist, he thus decided to quit in his ninth month and without hesitation, began setting out his journey in show business shortly thereafter.

Relocated back to New York City in his effort to hone his craft at the famed Actors' Studio also to search for proper acting jobs, Ben finally could land his professional debut in the Broadway revival of John Guare's “The House of Blue Leaves” produced by Lincoln Center Theater in 1986. Still maintaining his love for filming during the play's run up to 1987, he then took time to make a 10-minute short spoof of Martin Scorsese's 1986 effort, “The Color of Money”, titled "The Hustler of Money" alongside fellow “Blue Leaves” performer, John Mahoney. Much to his surprise, the feature delightfully made its way to attract “Saturday Night Live” creator, Lorne Michaels, who aired it in 1987, directing him to gain spot as the program's featured player and apprentice writer in the 1988-1989 season. This joyously was followed by an offer from MTV to have his own comedy show, “The Ben Stiller Show” (1990), which had its spin-off on Fox in 1992 with the same name but different cast apart from the funnyman himself. The latter one unfortunately was cancelled in 1993 after only 12 episodes, but it ironically gave Ben his first honor later that year, a share of Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program.

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Ben Stiller to Guest Star on Comedy Central's 'Workaholics' in Season 5

October 10, 2014 02:46:19 GMT

is going to lend his charm to Comedy Central's "". The movie star is set to appear in the upcoming season 5 of the sitcom, a representative for the network has confirmed without sharing more details.

Ben Stiller Explains Deleted Scenes in 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

December 25, 2013 02:15:14 GMT

A day shy of "" release on December 25, talked about the editing process of the movie. He opened up during a question & answer session presented by Film Independent at LACMA about deleted scenes of the film remake. He serves as a director and plays the lead role of Mitty the daydreamer who tries to get out of his head and faces the real world.

Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig Premiere 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' at NYFF

October 07, 2013 02:39:20 GMT

and stepped out to support the special screening of their new movie "". The two walked down the red carpet at the 2013 New York Film Festival taking place at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.

Ben Stiller Turning His 'Reality Bites' Into TV Show

August 23, 2013 08:57:32 GMT

is developing a TV show based on his 1994 movie "Reality Bites" for NBC. The 47-year-old actor/director teams up with the film's scribe Helen Childress for a TV series version of the drama-comedy movie.

Ben Stiller Might Take Director's Seat for Thomas Edison Movie

July 31, 2013 08:38:18 GMT

Hot on the heels of the debut of "" first trailer, is reported setting his eyes on a Thomas Edison movie that The Weinstein Company is currently in talks to produce and finance. The Hollywood Reporter learns that Stiller is one of several directors circling "".

'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' First Trailer: Ben Stiller Is a Big Time Daydreamer

July 31, 2013 01:50:14 GMT

First trailer for "" has hit the web. Through the video which is set to 's "Dirty Paws", it is easy to tell that delivers a potentially award-winning performance as the titular character, who retreats to his fantasy world to become a hero he cannot be in the real world.

Justin Bieber Shows Off New Koi Fish Tattoo

April 23, 2013 07:17:01 GMT

added another tattoo on his body. After having more than 10 tattoos in his collection, the 19-year-old pop star inked a Koi fish image on his arm. The new tattoo is located near the owl and X tattoo. The Koi fish tattoo was first spotted last week when he was at the backstage of his Copenhagen concert.

Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn's 'Dodgeball' Sequel Is In the Works

April 23, 2013 07:10:02 GMT

A long-awaited sequel to Rawson Marshall Thurber's 2004 comedy "" is finally confirmed to be in the works. Fox and Red Hour run by and Stuart Cornfeld have hired "Joy Ride" writer Clay Tarver to provide the script for the second film.

Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' Debuts First Trailer

March 08, 2013 09:32:59 GMT

The first trailer for "" based on Shakespeare's play has landed online via Yahoo! Movies, giving a look at the intense yet soapy and sometimes funny drama. Teasing the story of obsession, friendship, hatred, love, loyalty, power, deceit and truth, the video is set to St. Germain's "Rose Rouge".

Will Ferrell's and Ben Stiller's Comedies Come to IFC

March 08, 2013 09:30:18 GMT

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) takes comedy as its precious asset this year as the network has recently agreed to feature two new comedy shows to bring more laughs to viewers' houses. On Thursday, March 8, IFC announced that "The Spoils of Babylon" and "The Birthday Boys" had already been ordered to series to strengthen fan base of IFC comedy shows and even expected to follow the success of two IFC favorite shows, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's "" and Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!"

Tony Mendez on 'Argo' Win at Oscars: 'It Was Beyond Belief'

February 27, 2013 04:47:51 GMT

"" big win at the 2013 Oscars means a lot to Tony Mendez. The retired CIA technical operations officer, whose real-life story is adapted by in his Best Picture-winning movie, finally made his first comment on the film's victory at the Academy Awards during an interview with on Tuesday, February 26.

Justin Bieber Releases 'Right Here' Lyric Video

February 27, 2013 04:41:14 GMT

debuts a lyric vide for "Right Here" featuring from his 2012 "Believe" album. The three-and-a-half-minute clip uses claymation to show the lyrics of the new track that starts to pop out on a set filled with audio speakers, before eventually breaking out into a megalopolis of the same.

Ben Stiller Returns to Netflix's 'Arrested Development'

February 27, 2013 04:31:16 GMT

has been booked to guest star in the new season of "". The "Meet the Parents" star is set to reprise his role as Tony Wonder, a rival magician to 's Gob, in one episode, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Tom Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' Premiere Postponed After School Shooting in Newtown

December 15, 2012 09:00:47 GMT

Following the tragic mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Paramount Pictures puts on hold a premiere event for its movie, "" that stars . The special screening was supposed to take place in the neighboring state, Pennsylvania, at the Southside Works.

Susan Sarandon, Ben Stiller and More Demand Gun Control After School Shooting

December 15, 2012 06:25:38 GMT

In the immediate wake of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that killed 26 people most of whom were children, many celebrities urge the U.S. government to take action. The likes of and demanded gun control to prevent another horrific massacre.

Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill Steal the Show at 'The Watch' Hollywood Premiere

July 24, 2012 06:39:58 GMT

Before opening nationwide on Friday, July 27, "" threw a Hollywood premiere on Monday night. The sci-fi comedy's main cast members, , , and Richard Ayoade, were all on hand to support the special screening event taking place at the Grauman's Chinese Theater.

Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill Plan to Reunite in 'Aloha'

July 21, 2012 03:51:33 GMT

After starring together in "", and will likely reunite for a new comedy project. The two A-list comedians are negotiating to team up for a film called "", which is expected to be helmed by "" director Shawn Levy.

Kim Kardashian Has Had Enough of Dating Younger Guys

June 16, 2012 04:24:39 GMT

When visiting the Kardashians, had a one-on-one chat with one of its famous daughters . The host grilled the estranged wife of with questions about her failed marriage with the NBA star and her relationship with her new beau , 35.

First Look at Geriatric Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig on 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Set

June 16, 2012 03:35:30 GMT

and have undergone very drastic physical transformations for their roles in "". The two looked nearly unrecognizable in old-age makeup while filming a scene for the comedy movie in New York on Friday, June 14.

Ben Stiller and Shawn Levy Weigh In on 'Neighborhood Watch' Pulled Ads From Florida

March 29, 2012 01:24:00 GMT

Shortly after 20th Century Fox decided to yank the first poster and teaser trailer for "Neighborhood Watch" in Florida, the film's lead actor and producer Shawn Levy weighed in on the issue. They explained that Fox's decision was right given the bad timing to display the ads in the wake of Trayvon Martin shooting case.

Ben Stiller Signs Up for Jewish Family Comedy on HBO

January 24, 2012 07:50:09 GMT

will lend his comedic skill for HBO's next comedy pilot "All Talk". The Greg Focker of "" has signed on to direct, executive produce as well as star in the project which comes from novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who also wrote "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". The 2005 novel itself was recently adapted into a movie starring and .

Bill Clinton Has the Last Laugh in New Funny or Die Video

October 19, 2011 03:28:41 GMT

Bill Clinton is showing off his fun side. The former U.S. president joins a handful of Hollywood A-listers in poking fun at his charitable foundation by appearing in a new Funny or Die video that was first shown at the Decade of Difference concert benefiting the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation on Saturday, October 15 night.

'SNL': Ben Stiller Reprises Zoolander, Spoofs 'Moneyball'

October 10, 2011 01:43:55 GMT

returned to host "" on October 10 and reprised his supermodel character, Derek Zoolander. He showed up during "Weekend Update" segment with 's Stefon to promote his upcoming VIP Halloween party.

Ben Stiller and Jason Sudeikis Almost Kiss in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

October 06, 2011 03:26:49 GMT

is promoting his hosting gig on "" by appearing in an ad with regular cast . The two draw their faces closer as if they are going to kiss after they sing praise to each other about their performance in their latest respective movie. In earlier scenes, however, the "" star embarrasses the "" actor with his retorts.

Video: Ben Stiller Promotes Charity Using Naked Jennifer Aniston

August 12, 2011 06:57:59 GMT

is using 's fame to promote his new foundation. In a new and ticklish video he made to attract more attention to The Stiller Foundation, the "" star reveals that he has found the best name for the charity and it puts together his "" co-star and nudity.

'Tower Heist' Trailer: Ben Stiller Brings In Eddie Murphy for a Payback

July 29, 2011 06:41:40 GMT

Universal Pictures has dropped a trailer for action-comedy "". Coming out via Yahoo! Movies, the fresh preview gives a taste at the comedic chemistry between and as the former enlists the latter's help in planning to rob the billionaire who swindled him.

Christopher Thornton Forced to Sleep Rough in 'Violent' and 'volatile' Skid Row

April 26, 2011 18:08:00 GMT

Christopher Thornton feared for his life as he researched his role in 's directorial debut after he was forced to spend two "scary" nights in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

Edie Falco Steals Show From Ben Stiller

April 26, 2011 18:08:00 GMT

In the Broadway revival, plays a zookeeper and aspiring songwriter named Artie Shaughnessy who struggles to balance a life with his schizophrenic wife Bananas, played by "The Sopranos"' , and his mistress Bunny, portrayed by .

Ben Stiller Fears His Home Is Haunted

March 25, 2011 08:56:23 GMT

Actor is uneasy living in the suburbs on New York because he's "aware of ghosts" and afraid his house might be haunted. The actor recently moved from the west coast to the Big Apple to star in the Broadway play "The House of Blue Leaves", and he admits he isn't too keen about transplanting to a town outside the city limits.

'Glee' Cast Answer Fans' Random Questions

December 16, 2010 09:22:19 GMT

FOX is opening a forum for "" fans to ask any kind of questions to the cast. In the first part, fans ask random questions like how can people tell if is a Canadian and what their favorite fan moment is.

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