Ben Stiller is a famous American actor, comedian and film producer who is widely known for his appearance in “The Ben Stiller Show.” Ben started his career in starring, directing and writing “mockumentaries.” up to date Ben has written and produced over 50 films. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Ben Stiller in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Benjamin Edward Stiller was conceived on November 30th, 1965, to veteran comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. He was frequently taken by his parents to their sets where he quoted saying that he found his childhood unusual. Ben made his first appearance on film while he was nine years old as a guest to his mother’s television series “Kate McShane.” Later in the 70, Ben played several roles with the New York City troupe NYC’s First All Children’s Theater.
He attended High School at The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine and later graduated from Calhoun School in New York. In his high school years, Ben was a drummer in Punk band Capital punishment that released a studio album in 1982 titled Roadkill. After high school, he attended his university studies at University of California where he dropped out after nine months and moved back to New York City to take acting classes.
In 2000, Ben tied the knot with Christine Taylor where she bore him two children but later separated in 2017. Stiller has supported many charities, and he is a very active social worker. In the year 2014 Stiller was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Ben first appeared on film as a guest in his mother’s television series Kate Mcshane. He later performed with the New York City troupe while still a child. In high school, he involved himself with punk band Capital punishment where he was a drummer. After high school, he performed as the opening act to the cabaret siren. In 1986 he received a role in the Broadway series “The House of Blue Leaves.”
In 1990 he wrote, directed and hosted his show “The Ben Stiller Show.” In 1994, Stiller made his first film as a director titled “Reality Bites.” He put his directorate ambitions and concentrated in acting in 1998. He later appeared and produced a film by the name “Heat Vision and Jack,” in 1999. In the same year, Stiller appeared in another film “Mystery Men.” In 2000, Ben appeared in Meet the parents and a short MTV film by the name Mission Improbable.
Later Stiller has appeared in many other movies such as “Zoolander 1 and 2”, “the secret life of the life of Walter Mitty” and “Meyerowitz Stories.” He has voiced very many characters in different films.
Ben Stiller has been nominated thirteen times for the MTV Awards. He has also received twelve nominations for the teen choice but only won once. Stiller has received an Emmy Award for the “Outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy category.” In 2009, he was also awarded MTV Generation Award at the MTV Awards. In the year 2011, Ben received an Award at the BAFTA Los Angeles for excellence in comedy and 2014 he was also nominated for Best Actor at the 40th Saturn Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of now, Ben estimated net worth is $220 million. He has attained this wealth through writing, producing, directing and acting in the entertainment industry for over three decades. He is also producing the film “Escape at Dannemora.” Ben has also featured in several music videos and has hosted many shows.
Ben is one of the most renowned actors in the world, and his achievements show this that he has acquired in his career. He is also humble for he has supported many charities that have saved many lives.