Ben Stiller is a popular American actor who has appeared in several films in his career. Stiller is a filmmaker and also a comedian. He has written many mockumentaries and has hosted his show called ‘The Ben Stiller Show.’ He has acted, written, produced, and written films like ‘The Cable Guy,’ ‘Meet the Parents’, ‘There’s Something About Mary’, and ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.’
Benjamin Edward Meara “Ben” Stiller’s parents are Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller. He was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York.
He completed his schooling in 1983 from New York’s Calhoun School. He later joined the University of California in Los Angeles but dropped out soon. Later, Stiller moved to New York and started taking acting classes.
In 2000, Ben Stiller got married to Christine Taylor. They have two children and became separated in 2017. During his early career, he has dated several actresses like Amanda Peet, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Calista Flockhart.
As both of Stiller’s parents were into show business, he made his acting debut at just nine years old. He is also active in social work and has supported charities like Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Declare Yourself, and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. In 2014, the actor was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In 1986, Ben Stiller was seen on the television show ‘Kate & Allie.’ He became the writer, director, and host of ‘The Ben Stiller Show’ in 1990. He has guest appeared on several TV shows like ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ and ‘Saturday Night Live.’
He starred, executive produced and directed ‘Heat Vision and Jack’ in 1999. In 2002, Stiller became the narrator of ‘Prehistoric Planet.’ He has served as the executive producer of the TV shows ‘The Birthday Boys’ and ‘Big Time in Hollywood, FL.’
Stiller was first seen as Chris Honeywell in the 1987 movie ‘Hot Pursuit.’ Following that, he appeared in many films. In 1994, he made his directorial debut with the film ‘Reality Bites.’ In 1996, he acted and directed the film ‘The Cable Guy.’
In 2001, he acted, produced, and directed the film ‘Zoolander.’ His other film roles are ‘night at the Museum,’ ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,’ ‘Don’t Think Twice,’ Brad’s Status,’ and ‘the Meyerowitz Stories.’ He has directed films like ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Zoolander 2’, and ‘Elvis Stories.’ He has also voiced several films.
Awards & Achievements
Ben Stiller has won a Teen Choice Award out of 12 nominations. He has received an Emmy Awards and has received thirteen nominations for the MTV Movie Awards. In 2007, Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard conferred the actor with the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award. He was also nominated for the Saturn Awards and has won the BAFTA Britannia – Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award. Stiller won the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2007.
Net Worth & Salary of Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller’s estimated net worth is more than $230 million. The actor has been a part of the entertainment industry for more than three decades. He has also successfully produced films that have grossed millions at the box office. Stiller is also a director and will be presenting the film ‘Alex Strangelove’ in 2018. He is also accessible on television and will be the executive producer and director of ‘Escape at Dannemora’ this year. He has done many comedic works and has produced web series.
Ben Stiller is one of the most renowned actors in the world. His popularity has also made him appear in several music videos. He is an “acknowledged leader” of the core group called ‘Frat Pack.’ He has inspired many people to be active in various professions and has got many fans.