Ben Stiller Biography
Ben Stiller was born in November 30, 1965.He is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
Stiller displayed an early interest in filmmaking and made super 8 movies with his sister and friends.At nine years old, he made his acting debut as a guest on his mother’s short-lived television series, Kate McShane. In the late 1970s, he performed with the New York City troupe NYC’s First All Children’s Theater, playing several roles, including the title role in Clever Jack and the Magic Beanstalk.After being inspired by the television show Second City Television while in high school, Stiller realized that he wanted to get involved with sketch comedy. During his high school years, he was also the drummer of the punk band Capital Punishment, which released a studio album named Roadkill in 1982.
Stiller attended The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine and graduated from the Calhoun school in New York in 1983. He started performing on the cabaret circuit as opening act to the cabaret siren Jadin Wong. Stiller then enrolled as a film student at the University of California, Los Angeles.After nine months, Stiller left school to move back to New York City. He made his way through acting classes, auditioning and trying to find an agent
Ben Stiller Movie Career
After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered his own show entitled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its 13-episode run. Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films; he made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed, or produced more than 50 films, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander, The Cable Guy, There’s Something About Mary, the Meet the Parents trilogy, DodgeBall, Tropic Thunder, the Madagascar series, and the Night at the Museum trilogy. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.
Stiller is a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.6 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $79 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received multiple awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, multiple MTV Movie Awards and a Teen Choice Award.
Ben Stiller Wife
In May 2000, Stiller married Christine Taylor, and he is divorced(2017).
Ben Stiller Children
Ben Stiller has two children, Ella Olivia (born 2002) and Quinlin Dempsey (born 2005)
Ben Stiller Awards
Stiller was awarded an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program” for his work on The Ben Stiller ShowHe has been nominated twelve times for the Teen Choice Awards, and won once, for “Choice Hissy Fit” for his work in Zoolander.He has been nominated for the MTV Movie Awards thirteen times, and has won three times: for “Best Fight” in There’s Something About Mary, “Best Comedic Performance” in Meet the Parents, and “Best Villain” in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story. He also received the MTV Movie Awards’ MTV Generation Award, the ceremony’s top honor, in 2009.He has been nominated for the MTV Movie Awards thirteen times, and has won three times: for “Best Fight” in There’s Something About Mary, “Best Comedic Performance” in Meet the Parents, and “Best Villain” in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.He also received the MTV Movie Awards’ MTV Generation Award, the ceremony’s top honor, in 2009.On February 23, 2007, Stiller received the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award from Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. According to the organization, the award is given to performers who give a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.In 2011 he was awarded the BAFTA Britannia – Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy by BAFTA Los Angeles.In 2014, Stiller was nominated for Best Actor at the 40th Saturn Awards for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.On February 6, 2016, Stiller set the Guinness World Record for longest selfie stick (8.56 meters) at the World Premiere of Zoolander 2.
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