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Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, producer, film director, and screenwriter. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor reunite after four-year separation

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor reunite after four-year separation
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor reunite after four-year separation

Finally — a Hollywood breakup story with a happy ending.

Nearly four years after Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announced their separation, the couple is officially giving their marriage another shot.

Stiller, 56, told Esquire in an interview published on Tuesday that he moved back in with Taylor, 50, and their children amid lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were separated and got back together and we’re happy about that. It’s been really wonderful for all of us. Unexpected, and one of the things that came out of the pandemic,” he said.

The Night at the Museum star also had a funny way of explaining his discovery of what makes a marriage work.

“A few years ago, I realized I don’t like horseback riding. If there’s an opportunity to go horseback riding, I’m probably not going to do it. Now, I like horses! I think they’re beautiful. I like petting them. I like watching people ride horses, I like watching my kids ride horses,” he said. “I just don’t really love riding horses. And once you know that, it just saves a lot of energy.”

He added, “So, yeah, I think we have a respect for the ways that we’re similar and the ways we’re different. And I think accepting that, you can really appreciate someone more because you’re not trying to get them to change for you.”

The couple — who share daughter Ella, 19, and son Quinlin, 16 — announced their separation in May 2017.

Ben Stiller Biography, Wiki

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 was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real effort to keep their son away from the Hollywood lifestyle and he grew up among the stars, wondering just why his parents were so popular. At a young age, he and his sister Amy Stiller would perform plays at home, wearing Amy’s tights to perform Shakespeare.

Ben also picked up an interest in being on the other side of the camera and, at age 10, began shooting films on his Super 8 camera. The plots were always simple: someone would pick on the shy, awkward Stiller … and then he would always get his revenge.

This desire for revenge on the popular, good-looking people may have motivated his teen-angst opus Reality Bites (1994) later in his career. He both directed and performed in the film, which co-starred Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke.

Ben Stiller Biography Wikipedia
Ben Stiller
BornBenjamin Edward Meara Stiller
November 30, 1965 (age 56)
New York City, U.S.
EducationCalhoun School
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, director, writer
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Christine Taylor ​(m. 2000)​
Children2
ParentsJerry Stiller (father)
Anne Meara (mother)
AwardsFull list
Comedy career
MediumTheatrefilmtelevision
GenresPhysical comedy, self-deprecation, observational comedy
Subject(s)Everyday life, popular culture, politics, celebrities

Ben Stiller Career

Ben Stiller’s minor role on the TV soap opera ‘Guiding Light’ led to him being cast in the ‘Tony’ award-winning 1986 Broadway revival of John Guare’s play ‘The House of Blue Leaves.’ Around that time, he produced a satirical mockumentary on actor John Mahoney.

His 10-minute short titled ‘The Hustler of Money,’ a parody of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Color of Money,’ caught the attention of ‘Saturday Night Live’ which aired it in 1987.

In 1987, he played a small part in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Empire of the Sun.’

In 1989, he appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a featured performer, but left after four episodes. He came up with ‘Elvis Stories,’ a short film which inspired another film titled ‘Going Back to Brooklyn’ for MTV.

In the early-1990s, he landed small roles in ‘Stella,’ ‘Highway to Hell,’ and a cameo in ‘The Nutt House.’

Starting from 1992, ‘Fox Network’ aired the 12-episode ‘Ben Stiller Show’ which failed to make a mark. However, it eventually received critical appreciation and won the ‘Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program’ award.

In 1995, his parents joined him on-screen in ‘Heavyweights.’ The following year, he starred in Adam Sandler’s ‘Happy Gilmore.’

Next, he played lead roles in ‘If Lucy Fell’ and ‘Flirting with Disaster.’

‘The Cable Guy,’ his second directorial effort, starring Jim Carrey garnered mixed reviews.

1998 was the year that catapulted him to superstardom. That year, he starred in films like ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ ‘Zero Effect,’ ‘Your Friends & Neighbors,’ and ‘Permanent Midnight’ which were all received well.

In 1999, Ben Stiller starred in three films: ‘Mystery Men,’ ‘Black and White,’ and ‘The Suburbans.’ The same year, he directed a spoof TV series titled ‘Heat Vision and Jack’ which was canceled as it was not picked up by ‘Fox.’

He starred in three films in 2000: ‘Meet the Parents,’ ‘Keeping the Faith,’ and ‘The Independent.’ Later that year, he developed ‘Mission: Improbable,’ a spoof of ‘Mission: Impossible II’ and other films for MTV.

In 2001, he directed ‘Zoolander’ which was initially developed as a short skit for ‘VH1 Fashion Awards’ five years earlier. It featured multiple celebrity cameos.

Over the next two years, he appeared in ‘Duplex,’ ‘Orange County,’ ‘Nobody Knows Anything!,’ and ‘The King Of Queens.’

From 2003 to 2004, he appeared in six blockbusters: ‘Starsky & Hutch,’ ‘Envy,’ ‘DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,’ ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ ‘Along Came Polly,’ and ‘Meet the Fockers,’ all of which saw commercial and critical success.

‘Madagascar,’ which released in 2005, was his first attempt at a computer-animated film. The movie grossed more than $532 million at the box office.

In 2006, Ben Stiller played cameo roles in ‘School for Scoundrels’ and ‘Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny’; he was also an executive producer of the latter. In December that year, Stiller played the lead role in ‘Night at the Museum.’

‘Heartbreak Kid,’ starring Malin Akerman, was released in 2007. Although it was critically panned, it earned more than $100 million worldwide.

He co-wrote, co-produced, and directed ‘Tropic Thunder’ in 2008.

The following year, ‘Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian,’ a sequel to his 2006 movie, was released.

In 2010, he played a cameo role in ‘I’m Still Here,’ and played the lead role in ‘Greenberg.’

In 2011, Ben Stiller starred alongside Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda in ‘Tower Heist.’

2012 saw the release of the final movie in the ‘Madagascar’ franchise.

In 2014, he reprised his role as ‘Larry Daley’ in ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,’ the final installment in the ‘Night at the Museum’ movie series.

In 2016, he appeared in three films, namely ‘Zoolander 2,’ ‘Zoolander: Super Model,’ and ‘Don’t Think Twice.’

In 2017, he was seen in movies like ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ and ‘Brad’s Status.’

Ben Stiller played ‘Michael Cohen’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in six episodes in 2018 and 2019.

Ben Stiller Awards

  • Stiller was awarded an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program” for his work on The Ben Stiller Show.
  • He has been nominated twelve times for the Teen Choice Awards, and won once, for “Choice Hissy Fit” for his work in Zoolander.
  • He has been nominated for the MTV Movie Awards thirteen times, and has won three times: for “Best Fight” in There’s Something About Mary, “Best Comedic Performance” in Meet the Parents, and “Best Villain” in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.
  • He received the MTV Movie Awards’ MTV Generation Award, the ceremony’s top honor, in 2009.
  • Princeton University’s Class of 2005 inducted Stiller as an honorary member of the class during its “Senior Week” in April 2005.
  • On February 23, 2007, Stiller received the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award from Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. According to the organization, the award is given to performers who give a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.
  • On March 31, 2007, Stiller received the “Wannabe Award” (given to a celebrity whom children “want to be” like) at the Kids’ Choice Awards.
  • In 2011 he was awarded the BAFTA Britannia – Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy by BAFTA Los Angeles.
  • In 2014, Stiller was nominated for Best Actor at the 40th Saturn Awards for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
  • On February 6, 2016, Stiller set the Guinness World Record for longest selfie stick (8.56 meters) at the World Premiere of Zoolander 2.
  • On February 2, 2019, Stiller won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series for his miniseries, Escape at Dannemora.

Ben Stiller FAQ’s

Who is Ben Stiller?

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, producer, film director, and screenwriter. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

How old is Ben Stiller?

Ben Stiller is currently 56 years old.

What happened to Ben Stiller?

Nearly four years after Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announced their separation, the couple is officially giving their marriage another shot.

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