53 years old (Born on November 30, 1965)
Actor, Comedian, Director, Writer; He is famous from Theres Something About Mary.Engaged to Christine Taylor. [November 1999] Frequent co-star of Vince Vaughn, appearing with him in three movies in 2004 alone. Is a major fan of Tom Cruise and has impersonated Tom for many years. He even portrayed Tom Cruise's fictitious crazed stunt double, Tom Crooze, on 2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000) (TV) on a segment called Mission: Improbable. (This segment is included on the Mission: Impossible II (2000) DVD.) Tom and Ben have been friends ever since 1996. Revealed in 2005 that he has bipolar disorder and that it runs in his family. Holds a distinct Razzie Award record - nominated for most titles in one year. He was nominated in 2004 for Worst Actor in five of the six films in which he appeared: Along Came Polly (2004), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), Envy (2004)_, and Starsky & Hutch (2004). The only film he was not nominated in for that year was Meet the Fockers (2004).
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Fun Facts About Ben Stiller
Along with Kirk Thatcher, one of the few actors to give William Shatner the middle finger (jokingly) on screen.
One of his first showbiz jobs was working as an intern on the Alan Thicke show "Thicke of the Night" (1983).
Every so often he and his father enjoy getting together and going to Alaska to fish in the summer.
Appeared in "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (1998) on May 9, 2001 and walked away with $32,000 for his charity. He phoned his mother, actress Anne Meara, for help but lost on the question.
His wife, Christine Taylor, appeared in one episode of "Seinfeld" (1990) as Jerry Seinfeld's girlfriend. His father, Jerry Stiller, had a recurring role on that series as George Costanza's father.
Produced a short film parody of The Color of Money (1986) entitled "The Hustler of Money" which got him noticed by "Saturday Night Live" (1975) who eventually offered him employment there.
Is a big fan of "Star Trek" (1966). He named his production company "Red Hour Films" after an alien riot featured in the episode "Star Trek: The Return of the Archons (#1.21)" (1967). Has a humorous, You Tube website "gag" episode of "Star Trek" where he is imitating Shatner's Captain Kirk.
Wife Christine Taylor gave birth to their second child, Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, on July 10, 2005, 8 lb. 2 oz. in Los Angeles, California.
Helped Jenifer Estess raised millions of dollars to combat A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's disease).
Has a Hollywood "clique" of close friends that have often appeared in his movies: Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Janeane Garofalo.
In "The King of Queens: Shrink Wrap (#4.25)" (2002) he played his own real-life father`s father.
2007 - Ranked #20 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
Played the part of an arrogant director in Get Shorty (1995), but the scene was cut.
Brother of Amy Stiller.
He and wife Christine Taylor have both guest-starred on the TV series "Arrested Development" (2003). She played "Sally Sitwell", the love interest of "Michael Bluth" (two episodes) and he played the incompetent magician "Tony Wonder" in the episode "The Sword of Destiny".
Mother is Irish.
Attended UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Is a member of, what the media refers to as, "The Frat Pack," along with Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Vince Vaughn, Steve Carell, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. The "Frat Pack" name is a reference to the film, Old School (2003), featuring Vaughn, Ferrell and Luke Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Stiller's "Frat Pack" films include Zoolander (2001), Envy (2004), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)..
His favorite actress of all time is Diane Keaton. He even wrote an article about her for Premiere magazine in 1997.
Briefly appears in the film clip for the song "Tribute" by Tenacious D, a band that includes fellow actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass. He's one of the people walking past the studio booth in the shopping center.
Ranked #78 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #68 in 2002 and #80 in 2001.
Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
Longtime girlfriend was Jeanne Tripplehorn.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $38 million.
Has played two very similar characters in the movies Heavy Weights (1995) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). In both films he plays an obnoxious, slightly insane and formerly overweight fitness instructor who's hell-bent on getting others into shape, and perhaps also on making other peoples' lives miserable.
Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 1996 along with Janeane Garofalo
Daughter, Ella Olivia, born 10 April 2002 in Los Angeles.
His famous parents, Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, often make cameo appearances in his movies.
Often casts/co-stars with Janeane Garofalo.
Ben and his wife Christine Taylor, have both guest starred on the TV-show "Friends" (1994), though not in the same episode.