Ben Stiller

Actor + Comedian + Director + Writer
Born Nov 30, 1965

Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and made his directorial debut with Reality Bites.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ben Stiller.


1965 Birth Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965 in New York City. … Read More


1982 16 Years Old 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.
1983 17 Years Old Stiller attended The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine and graduated from the Calhoun School in New York in 1983. … Read More


1986 20 Years Old He was later cast in a role in the 1986 Broadway revival of John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, alongside John Mahoney; the production would garner four Tony Awards. … Read More
1989 23 Years Old In 1989, Stiller wrote and appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer. … Read More
1992 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Although the show was canceled after its first season, it led to another show titled The Ben Stiller Show, on the Fox Network in 1992. … Read More
1994 28 Years Old It was eventually released in early 1994, directed by Stiller and featuring him as a co-star. … Read More


1996 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 32 Years Old In 1998, Stiller put aside his directing ambitions to star in a surprise hit with a long-lasting cult following, the Farrelly Brothers' There's Something About Mary, alongside Cameron Diaz, which accelerated Stiller's acting career. … Read More
1999 33 Years Old In 1999, he starred in three films, including Mystery Men, where he played a superhero wannabe called Mr. Furious. … Read More
In 2000, Stiller starred in three more films, including one of his most recognizable roles, a male nurse named Gaylord "Greg" Focker in Meet the Parents, opposite Robert De Niro. … Read More
2001 35 Years Old In 2001, Stiller directed his third feature film, Zoolander, starring himself as Derek Zoolander. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Stiller appeared in six different films, all of which were comedies, and include some of his highest-grossing films: Starsky & Hutch, Envy, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (in which he had an uncredited cameo), Along Came Polly and Meet the Fockers. … Read More
2005 39 Years Old In 2005, Stiller appeared in Madagascar, which was his first experience as a voice actor in an animated film. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Stiller had cameo roles in School for Scoundrels and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, for which he served as executive producer.
2007 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Stiller starred alongside Malin Åkerman in the romantic comedy The Heartbreak Kid. … Read More
2008 - 2011 4 More Events
2013 47 Years Old Stiller produced, directed, and starred in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which was released in 2013. … Read More
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