Who doesn’t love comedy; movies, TV series, skits. Something that makes you laugh so hard and takes away all my worries. Ben Stiller gives this feeling anytime when you watch any of his movies.
Date of Birth: November 30, 1965
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Ben was born to veteran comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Little wonder, Ben has a natural talent for comedy. I mean, how do you have both parents as Comedian and not end up being a Comedian. Can you imagine what their home must have looked like? Family of comedians under one roof. Ben said he had an unconventional childhood spending most of it traveling and keeping late nights for his parents shows. We can surely say Ben inherited the good genes from his parents.
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Yet we still have to give it to him because he put a lot of work into this profession and rose to fame. Fame that surpasses that of his parents. Stiller is an actor, comedian and producer. He has acted in more than 50 films and won several awards. He is the brother of the comedian Amy Stiller.
Ben Stiller parents
Jerry Stiller (father)
Date of Birth: June 8, 1927
Date of Death: May 11, 2020 (age 92)
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Jim is a veteran comedian of Jewish origin. He is practising Judaism. He earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Speech and Drama which he never made use of because he found his professional footing in comedy. The comedian started his professional career in 1951 at 24 years in the stage play “The Silver Whistle”.
He found love with Anne Meara in 1953 and the duo got married in 1954. The both of them complemented each other well and the easy part is they shared the same vision “Making others laugh.”
After their marriage the comedy duo worked together for 10 years before pursuing their careers individually. They both succeeded. Both have together performed award-winning radio commercials. Jim often attributes his success to Anne being by his side even though he is a little shorter than her. His autobiography Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara, came out in 2000.
When you see Jim in movies, it’s usually him playing the role of an angry loud man. He does it really well.
Jerry is a proud father to two Hollywood famous stars Ben and Amy Stiller.
Jerry thinks he doesn’t have a good judgement because he doesn’t know what is funny. That’s expected of comedian I must say. Jim is definitely one in a million. He was married for 61 years until Anne unfortunately passed on in 2015.
The 89 year old admits he misses his wife saying that finding her was the best thing that ever happened to him.
Jerry stole the spotlight at Ben’s 50th birthday in 2015 by turning up on the dance floor making everybody laugh. The saying You never retire from comedy is true. The proud father praised his son saying he could never have done this much.
Jerry died on May 11, 2020 of of natural causes.
Anne Meara (mother)
Date of Birth: September 20, 1929
Date of Death: May 23, 2015 (age 85 years)
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Anne Meara was a comedian, an actress, a writer and a playwright. The Irish Catholic converted to her husband’s religion, Judaism when she got married. She claims that her husband started them being a comedy duo thinking she would be an awesome partner. She didn’t disappoint. Together with her husband, she was part of a popular 1960s comedy duo, Stiller and Meara. She and Jerry were awarded with a joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Their love story is admirable. Anne also featured in stage, television, and in various films.
With her bright eyes and cheeky smile, redhead Anne usually lights up every room she walks into. Meara died from natural causes, at her home. The loopy, lovable comedian won several awards in her lifetime and her contribution to the entertainment world is unbeatable. She lived a good and fulfilling life.
Ben Stiller siblings
Amy Stiller (sister born to same parents)
Date of Birth: August 9, 1961
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Amy is an actress, a stand-up comedian and Yoga instructor. She is the only daughter and first child of Anne and Jerry. She got married 2008 to Rodger Bumpass, a voice actor who does the voice of Squidward in Spongebob Squarepants. She is famous for her role as Gloria in The King of Queens.
She also inherited the comedy genes that runs in the family but she likes to admit she is unique and her hardworking brought her this far. Amy has made appearances in various roles in numerous TV shows and films over the course of her career. She is the Aunt of cute Ella Olivia and handsome Quinlin Dempsey Stiller.