Ben Stiller

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Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller

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Ben Stiller

Date of Birth

Birthday: November 30
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Ben Stiller is an American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, and writer.

Ben Stiller is an American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, and writer.

After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries and was offered his own show, titled 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. He has also made numerous cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.

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 various awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, multiple MTV Movie Awards, a Britannia Award and a Teen Choice Award.

He is the son of the late comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

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Awards & Nominations

5 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Ben Stiller, Directed by
  • Escape At Dannemora
  • Showtime
  • Red Hour, Busyhands, The White Mountain Company, Michael De Luca Productions, BZ Entertainment
Outstanding Limited Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Ben Stiller, Executive Producer
  • Escape At Dannemora
  • Showtime
  • Red Hour, Busyhands, The White Mountain Company, Michael De Luca Productions, BZ Entertainment
Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Ben Stiller
  • Burning Love
  • Yahoo.com
  • Red Hour and Abominable Pictures in association with Paramount Insurge
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2006
  • Nominee
  • Ben Stiller, as Himself
  • Extras
  • HBO
  • BBC and HBO Entertainment
Tony Shalhoub accepts his award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Bob Newhart and Ben Stiller present an award to Tony Shalhoub at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette and Benicio del Toro
Patricia Arquette, Ben Stiller
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Tony Shalhoub accepts his award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Tony Shalhoub accepts his award at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Bob Newhart and Ben Stiller present an award to Tony Shalhoub at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Bob Newhart and Ben Stiller present an award to Tony Shalhoub at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette and Benicio del Toro
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Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette and Benicio del Toro present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Patricia Arquette, Ben Stiller
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Patricia Arquette and Ben Stiller on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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