Celebrity Profile

Ben Stiller

  • Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actor
  • birthday: November 30, 1965
  • accomplishments: Emmy Awards, MTV Movie Awards
  • fun faith fact! Put on plays at home with his sister, Amy, with Ben wearing Amy's tights to perform Shakespeare

Before he even got his start in Hollywood, Ben put in several solid years in the theater. After dropping out of UCLA, he performed in the Tony Award winner, The House of Blue Leaves. While working on the play, Stiller shot a short spoof of The Color of Money starring Stiller in the Tom Cruise role. The spoof caught the attention of Lorne Michaels, who bought the rights and aired it on Saturday Night Live, leading to Stiller’s year on the show in 1989.


Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels, MTV Movie Awards
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