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Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that Ben has followed in his family's footsteps: his parents ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Zoolander
Zoolander Producer
(2001)
Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder Producer
(2008)
Zoolander 2
Zoolander 2 Producer
(2016)

Filmography

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 2019 Plus One (executive producer) (post-production)
 2018 Alex Strangelove (producer) (post-production)
 2018 Eggplant Emoji (producer) (completed)
 2018 Escape at Dannemora (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
  Dodgeball 2 (producer) (announced)
  Hollywood Renegade (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
  Super Sad True Love Story (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)
 2017 Play Dodgeball with Ben Stiller (Video short) (producer)
 2017 The Polka King (executive producer)
 2016 Why Him? (producer)
 2014-2016 The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- The One with OCD. The One with OCD. The One with OCD. (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The One Without Neil DeGrasse Tyson (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The One with the Hypnotic Herpes (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The One with More Dicks (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The One with the Box of Pain (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2016 Another Period (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Lillian Is Dead (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Duel (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Lillian's Wedding (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Joplin (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Harvard (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Zoolander: Super Model (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 Zoolander 2 (producer)
 2015 Crash Test: With Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2015 Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- A Night In (2015) ... (executive producer)
- To Catch a Paparazzi (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Rehabilitation (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Intervention (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Severance (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Next Time on Lonny (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The End of Lonny (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Choose Your Own Lonny (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Lonny Experiment (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Lonny Brings Peace (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Lonny's Best Friend (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Birthday Boys (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Dumb Public (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Going All the Way (2013) ... (executive producer)
- All Your Favorites Are Back (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Skewered (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Helpful Tips (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2013 Burning Love (TV Series) (executive producer - 35 episodes)
- Meet the Families (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Freestyle Rap Contest (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Photo Shoot (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Breakup Special (2013) ... (executive producer)
- A Shocking Exit (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 The Big Year (executive producer)
 2011 30 Minutes or Less (producer)
 2010-2011 Stiller & Meara (TV Series) (producer - 22 episodes)
- Jerry & Anne (2011) ... (producer)
- The Royal Wedding (2011) ... (producer)
- March Madness (2011) ... (producer)
- Lindsay Lohan (2011) ... (producer)
- The Oscars (2011) ... (producer)
 2010 Megamind (executive producer)
 2010 Submarine (executive producer)
 2010 A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti (Video) (executive producer)
 2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 The Station (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (producer)
 2008 The Ruins (executive producer)
 2007 Untitled Christine Taylor Project (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Blades of Glory (producer)
 2007 The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny' (Video documentary) (producer)
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (executive producer)
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (executive producer)
 2003 Crooked Lines (executive producer)
 2003 Duplex (producer)
 2001 Zoolander (producer)
 1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1992-1993 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- A Few Good Scouts (1993) ... (producer)
- At the Beach (1993) ... (producer)
- With Dennis Miller (1992) ... (producer)
- With Garry Shandling (1992) ... (producer)
- With Flea (1992) ... (producer)
 1987 The Hustler of Money (TV Short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/05) Stage: Appeared (as "Man")in "his Is How It Goes" by Neil LaBute. Public Theater, New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 17 Interviews | 30 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 32 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Benjamin Stiller | Benji Stiller

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On his most memorable pre-acting job) For a summer I was a busboy and waiter at a place in New York called Cafe Central, which was a hip, trendy restaurant in 1985. First I bused tables and was really bad at it. I'm clumsy at carrying plates and glasses. You had to have a swiftness and a facility for carrying stacked objects. That wasn't me. I was interested in who was coming in, because it was ... See more »

Trivia:

Engaged to Christine Taylor. See more »

Trademark:

Judaism is an often theme in his movies. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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How to Wield a Lightsaber

Legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske teaches our "IMDb Show" Jedis the basics of lightsaber combat. Plus, we break down the origins of some iconic Star Wars creatures.

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