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About Ben Stiller

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Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller was born in New York City on November 30, 1965to parents Jerry Stiller, who is Jewish, and his mother Anne Meara, who is of Irish Catholic background and converted to Judaism after marrying his father .

The family celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas. Ben Stiller's parents frequently took him on the sets of their appearances, including an appearance on the ”The Mike Douglas Show” when he was only six and he admitted in an interview that he considered his childhood unusual: "In some ways, it was a show-business upbringing that had a lot of traveling, a lot of late nights, and nothing what you'd call traditional."

His sister, actress Amy Stiller, has made appearances in many of his films , including “Reality Bites”, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” , and “Zoolander”.

Ben Stiller started his acting career with a play, and after that wrote several mockumentaries. He was offered two shows, both entitled “The Ben Stiller Show”. He began acting in films, and had his directorial debut with a film called “Reality Bites”.

Throughout his career he has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films including “Heavyweights”, “There's Something About Mary”,” Meet the Parents”, “Zoolander”, “Dodgeball”, and “Tropic Thunder”. In addition he has had multiple appearances in music videos, television shows, and films with Alex Merrill.

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Tags: actor, director

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 04 January '11

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