DOB: November 30, 1965
Background: Stiller is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer who was born in New York City. As the son of comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, he wanted to be in the entertainment industry from a very early age. After finishing high school, he enrolled as a film student at UCLA but returned to New York after a few months to attend acting classes and audition for parts.
Filmography: After making some short films, he received a small role in the Steven Spielberg film "Empire of the Sun" and was hired as a writer and featured actor on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." He only stayed for a few episodes but followed with his own short-lived variety show on Fox in 1992 called "The Ben Stiller Show." He then directed and starred in his first feature film "Reality Bites," which was followed by "Heavyweights," "If Lucy Fell," "Flirting with Disaster," "The Cable Guy," "There's Something About Mary," "Zero Effect," "Mystery Men," "Meet the Parents," "Zoolander," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Starsky and Hutch," "Dodgeball," "Along Came Polly," "Night at the Museum," "The Heartbreak Kid," "Tropic Thunder," "Greenberg," and "Tower Heist."
Emmy Awards: Win - Best Variety Writing ("The Ben Stiller Show," 1993)
Best Comedy Guest Actor Nomination
"Extras" (2006); lost to Leslie Jordan ("Will and Grace")
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