Ben Stiller Signs With WME

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy and DGA Award-winning actor, director, writer and producer Ben Stiller has signed with WME in all areas.

Stiller’s breakthrough came with his Emmy-winning sketch comedy program The Ben Stiller Show (1992-1995), which helped launch the careers of Judd Apatow, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo and Bob Odenkirk.

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Among his TV credits and accolades, Stiller won the DGA Award for directing all 7 parts of the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora, which he also executive produced, receiving Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series categories.

The multihyphenate recently concluded work on the second season of the Apple TV+ series Severance, which he directs and executive produces. For the first season of the series, he won a Peabody Award and was nominated for two Emmys plus PGA and DGA Awards.

His prolific acting career has included roles in major film franchises such as Night at the Museum, Meet the Parents and Madagascar; comedy fan favorites There’s Something About Mary, Tower Heist and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story; and indie titles such as the Noah Baumbach films The Meyerowitz Stories, Greenberg and While We’re Young; Mike White’s Brad’s Status; Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums; David O. Russell’s Flirting with Disaster; and Neil LaBute’s Your Friends & Neighbors.

Credits as a director and actor include Tropic Thunder, Reality Bites, Zoolander and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, among others. Stiller next stars in David Gordon Green’s indie feature Nutcrackers, which recently wrapped production. He produces the film through his Red Hour Films banner.

He continues to be represented by ID and lawyers Warren Dern and David Weber at Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Stiller joins other newly signed clients including Kevin Hart and Hartbeat, Adam Driver, Milo Ventimiglia, Sam Worthington, Mike Faist, Rachel Bloom,and May December writer Samy Burch.

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