The life of Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller has been one of the century's biggest comedy stars — and he's also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN's Refugee Agency. Here's a look at his rise to international fame and humanitarian work.

The life of Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller: actor, director, humanitarian. He was born November 30, 1965 in New York City. The son of two well-known comedians, Jerry Stiller, and Anne Meara. His lifelong goal was to become a director. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA, but dropped out within a year. In 1985, he joined the cast of The House of Blue Leaves on Broadway.

He then landed a role in the1988 film Fresh Horses, before becoming a writer for Saturday Night Live in 1989. Stiller soon decided to move back to Los Angeles to create The Ben Stiller Show — a sketch comedy series that aired from 1992-1995.

The show didn’t last long, but it did win an Emmy in 1993. The next year, Stiller finally got to live his dream of directing movies. He directed and starred in Reality Bites, which became a cult hit. After staring in a few more movies like Flirting with Disaster, and directing

The Cable Guy, Stiller saw huge success after starring in There’s Something About Mary in 1998, and Meet the Parents in 2000 he married actress Christine Taylor the same year. The two appeared in Zoolander together in 2001.

Stiller and Taylor have two kids together, Ella Stiller, and Quinlin Stiller who are also involved in cinema entertainment. After directing more hits, including Zoolander and Tropic Thunder, and starring in blockbusters like Madagascar and Night at the Museum, Stiller revealed, at 48, that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was cured after surgery to remove his prostate.

Even with his commercial success, Stiller continued to take on indie projects like Greenberg, and The Meyerowitz Stories. Now, he's taking on humanitarian causes around the world.


05/15/2019 10:22 AM


  • Gail C.
    01/02/2021 06:40

    The last part with Refugees, I worked at an airport and when I saw a group come off the airplane, I seriously couldn’t wait to say welcome to the USA! They were arriving with only their clothes they had on. I pray they can all transition and find less fear and live a happier lives❤️❤️❤️

  • Karen B.
    06/01/2019 02:00

    Simple beautiful

  • Mozart A.
    06/01/2019 00:05

    Mr Ben do not forget the Palestinians refugees since 1967.

  • Alexander D.
    05/31/2019 22:28

    Es normal que haya entendido todo el inglés del video sin saber ingles?

  • Candelario L.
    05/31/2019 21:23


  • Mihir C.
    05/31/2019 13:39

    Ben stiler is a famous actor. Mostly he has acted as comedian role. I saw his humoures film, Night at the Musium.

  • Aziz O.
    05/31/2019 10:10

    I think u in drugs

  • Aziz O.
    05/31/2019 10:08

    U can't be humbled and touched..u know why because you a JEW..u don't have that in ur heart ...

  • Sage J.
    05/31/2019 03:09

    Love u always

  • Sujan B.
    05/31/2019 02:44

    Gianfranco Zola after the europa success😂😂

  • Mamdouh Y.
    05/30/2019 18:58

    God bless you

  • Daha S.
    05/30/2019 13:45


  • Susan H.
    05/29/2019 08:37

    Which refugees ? The ones that are put in FEMA CAMPS ??

  • Sophea S.
    05/29/2019 05:38

    He is handsome and kind

  • فوزان ر.
    05/29/2019 00:27

    What about his efforts for thé Palestiniens in Gaza?

  • Rohullah M.
    05/28/2019 18:12


  • Hussein S.
    05/28/2019 14:29

    LA vera del verita

  • Abdifatah J.
    05/28/2019 09:18

    H h

  • Hussein S.
    05/27/2019 17:50

    I do laves the Wilaim Taylor Brown was true Brtish study sure sirfull la warda del italiono barkee

  • Hussein S.
    05/27/2019 17:47


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