actor, director, comic
Birthplace: New York City
Stiller's talents in comedy were shown to advantage on Saturday Night Live (1989) and the Ben Stiller Show (1990), which, though short-lived, won an Emmy for writing. Stiller acted in and directed the films Reality Bites (1994) and The Cable Guy (1996), There's Something About Mary (1998), Permanent Midnight (1998), Keeping the Faith (2000), Meet the Parents (2000), Zoolander (2001), and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). He is the son of entertainers Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.