Ben Stiller Net Worth, Height, Age, Wiki, Biography, Family

Ben Stiller Net Biography

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Ben Stiller in Little Fockers (2010)

Ben Stiller the famous actor and even a better comedian was born on the 30th of November, 1965 in the city of New York. Ben Stiller height is 5’7” (170 cm/ 1.7 m) and weight is 75kg (185 lbs). His hair colour is Brown and has Green colour eyes. Ben Stiller Net Worth in 2021 is $200 million.

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are the proud parents of Ben Stiller and Hollywood’s best comedians too. Being the second sibling, Ben Stiller was brought up and raised in New York, Manhattans Upper west side. He got his education from the University of California located in Los Angeles. However, after studying for 9 months, Ben Stiller left the university in the year 1984. After, dropping out he perused acting as a profession and debuted in “the house of blue leaves” in the year 1985.

However, he was waiting to debut on a big screen, which he did just after 2 years in the film “fresh horses.” Brat Pack members, Andrew McCarthy, and Molly Ringwald were also a part of this film. However, this project failed awfully but didn’t stop Ben at all. He then debuted as a writer in 1989 for “Saturday night live (SNL)” which was a sketch comedy show. However, he did not feel comfortable working for this project at all marking it as a “negative environment.” He continued working for SNL for 5 more weeks and then left.
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After quitting the SNL show, Stiller began to work for his own sketch comedy show “The Ben Stiller Show” in Los Angeles, which used to on air on MTV channel. Famous people like Bob Odenkirk, Andy Dick, and Janeane Garofalo got huge fame through this platform. However, despite being a successful show, the Ben Stiller show was canceled and stopped after 12 episodes only. However, the other writers along with Ben won an Emmy award in the nomination of the best writing in the year 1993.

The next project by stiller was about directing and acting in the film “Reality Bites” in the year 1994. This film focused on the issues damaging the lives of college students and graduates. Ethan Hawke, Winona Ryder, and Garofalo were also a part of this film. Despite being a wonderful story and an amazing cast reality bites didn’t do that well but was a minor classic. Next, work was the direction of the movies “A simple plan.” However Ben could not complete this venture due to budget issues he had with Savoy Pictures and eventually left in the middle.

Ben Stiller Career breakthrough on the big screen

After returning to the big screen, stiller acted in the comedy film “flirting with the disaster” in the year 1996 produced by David O. Russell. This film was about a young father who was in search of his biological parents. After acting in this film, stiller again directed and acted in another comedy film “the cable guy” in the same year alongside Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick.

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Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in Starsky & Hutch (2004)

However, the role which got stiller extensive fame was in a dirty comedy film “There’s Something About Mary” in the year 1998. This film also starred Matt Dillon and Cameron Diaz. Stiller has been involved in writing and wrote a guide-book along with Garofalo. This book became quite popular, and many readers took guidance from it.

Ben Stiller is mostly known for his comic timings and popular comedy films; however, he also shifted towards serious drama-image and did many other projects too. All in all, he has acted, directed and wrote many comedy and serious films and shows which gained huge success. However, due to illness stiller was not on the screen for quite some time and took a break. Perhaps, he is absolutely fine now and started working on various projects too.

Ben Stiller Personal Life/ Relationships/ Affairs

As far as love life is concerned, Stiller has dated many actresses throughout his career. Some of the affairs had are as follow

  • Jeanne Tripplehorn
  • Calista Flockhart
  • Amanda Peet and others

However, in the year 2000 stiller tied a knot with his long term girlfriend Christine Taylor in Hawaii in a ceremony in front of the ocean. Christine is famous for her role in the movie, “the Brady Bunch” and also starred in Zoolander movie. Christine and stiller are proud parents of two children. However, after 17 years of successful marriage, both Stiller and christen announced their amicable separation.

In the year 2014 stiller got seriously ill upon checking he came to know that he is suffering from prostate cancer. He announced this news in “the Howard Stern show” in the month of October 2016. However, he told that he is completely fine and the treatment was curable just because the doctors made early detection of the disease. He further said that this was the reason he didn’t come on the big screen for quite a long time. For him, this was the most difficult phase of life and he termed as “my life was stopped.” He further added that he was so open about his illness because he wanted to create awareness among the masses, in order to make them conduct and early prostate-specific antigen test so that the illness can be cured and prevented from an early stage.

Ben Stiller Net Worth

As of 2021, Ben Stiller Net Worth is estimated at $200 million. The Net Worth of Ben Stiller includes remuneration from movies, income from brand endorsements and personal investments.

Ben Stiller Social Causes

Ben Stiller is a huge supporter of social causes. For his charity “project ALS” he appeared in the “who wants to be a millionaire” and ended up winning $32000 for his project. Moreover, he is also a strong supporter of a democratic party for which he also donated money to U.S.’ presidential campaigns of John Kerry in 2004. He also attended a fundraiser ceremony for the president Barack Obama and donated the money for other U.S presidential campaigns of Hilary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama too.

Stiller also supports many charities which include Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AID foundation, starlight start bright children’s foundation and “declare yourself.” He is also a firm supporter of animal rights. He also starred in a show “the cove PSA. My friend is” in order to ban the dolphin butcher in order to save the people from the mercury present in the meat of dolphins which is very toxic for humans.