Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965
at New York City
is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker.
He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries,
and was offered his own show entitled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its entire run: 13 episodes.
Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films; he made his directorial debut with Reality Bites.
Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed, and/or produced more than 50 films,
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
There s Something About Mary
Meet the Parents
, the Madagascar series,
Night at the Museum
and the sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.
Dornan had a relationship with actress Keira Knightley
from 2003 to 2005.