Who is Amy Stiller? Wiki Bio
Amy Stiller was born in New York City, USA, on 8 September 1961, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. Amy is an actress, stand-up comedian, and a writer, but perhaps better known for being the older sister of famous American actor Ben Stiller.
Early life and education
Amy was raised alongside Ben on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City by their father Jerry Stiller who was a comedian and actor, and their mother Anne Meara who was also a comedian and an actress. Anne was Irish Catholic, but took Reform Judaism after marrying Jerry.
Amy decided she wouldn’t followed either religion, but the family celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah.
It was Ben who started acting first, and after he won his first roles, Amy decided she wanted to become an actress as well. She was a member of her high school’s drama club, appearing in most of the plays there, and upon matriculation, she enrolled at Circle in the Square Theatre School, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre in 1981 (two-year program).
Roles in movies
Amy made her debut film appearance in 1970, portraying the Flower Girl in the comedy “Lovers and Other Strangers”, which starred Gig Young, Bea Arthur and Bonnie Bedella, and which follows two people who are about to get married. The movie won an Oscar for Best Song, and was nominated for seven other awards.
In 1986, she played a supporting role in the comedy film “The Perils of P. K.”, followed by her appearances in the comedy horror movie “Vampire’s Kiss”, which starred Nicholas Cage in 1988, and in the comedy film “That’s Adequate” in 1989, which starred Bruce Willis and Tony Randall.
She appeared in her first short comedy film “Elvis Stories” in the same year, and been seen in another comedy film – “Nothing Upstairs” – in 1990 and the adventure fantasy movie “Highway to Hell” in 1991.
The year 1992 saw Amy star in the short romantic film “Freefall”, followed by her supporting roles in the comedy drama film “Reality Bites” in 1994, and the comedy “The Daytrippers” in 1996., Amy appeared in several movies in the following four years, some of which were “The Cable Guy”, “Southie”, and “The Independent”. In 2000, she starred in the comedy romantic film “Chump Change” before being cast in supporting roles in “The Visit” and “My 5 Wives”.
In 2001 she appeared in the movie “Zoolander” in which her brother Ben was the star, and then in “Crooked Lines” in 2003, “The Reunion” and “Dodgeball” both in 2004.
After 2008, Amy began appearing in more shorter than full-length films, some of which were “The Queen of Greenwich Village”, “Little Fockers: Deleted Scenes”, and “Eating Matzoh” among others. Some of her latest roles in movies have been in the short comedy “Simpler Times” in 2014, the action adventure “Zoolander 2” (starring her brother) in 2016, and the drama “The Mountain” in 2018.
Appearances in TV series
Amy made her debut TV series appearance when she portrayed Anya in the episode “One Wolf’s Family” of the comedy series “Monsters” in 1990. Her next role was in her brother’s series “The Ben Stiller Show”, appearing in one episode in 1992.
Amy guest starred as Mona in the episode “The Medium is the Message” of the series “The Cosby Mysteries” in 1995, before appearing in two episodes of the crime drama series “Law & Order”. Her next role in a TV series was in 2001, when she portrayed Marjorie in the episode “Act Brave” of the action crime series “Third Watch”, and was then invited to portray several characters in seven episodes of the comedy series “The King of Queens”.
In 2010, she appeared in a single episode of the series “Bored to Death”, before guest starring in “Inside Amy Schumer” in 2014, and the mini-series “Escape at Dannemora” in 2018. She went on to appear in single episodes of “Bull” and “Divorce” in 2019, while some of her latest appearances in TV series have been in 2020, in “Love Life” and “The Lady Yang” for which she is currently shooting, and which is set to be released by the end of 2020.
Love life and relationships
Amy met Rodger Bumpass, an actor best known for voicing Squidward Tentacles in the animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants”, sometime in 2006, while they were shooting for the same movie.
After nearly two years of dating, they married in a small ceremony attended by only their relatives and family, as they decided to keep their marriage away from the media’s attention. The two divorced sometime in the ‘10s without the media learning about it – they don’t have any children. Rodger married once again in July 2019, choosing his high school sweetheart Angela VanZandt (screenwriter and musician) for his second wife, and they don’t have any children together.
Amy was previously in a long-term relationship while she was attending Circle in the Square Theatre School – she and a mysterious actor dated for over three years before parting ways.
She is currently single, has been married just the once, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Amy is keen on travelling and has been all around the USA to shoot for her TV series and movies, while she’s travelled to both Europe and Asia on several occasions visiting countries such as Switzerland and Norway (Europe), and India and China (Asia). Amy enjoys spending her free time outdoors in parks and forests, and is a lover of animals, having had several pet dogs and cats. She started doing yoga in her teens, and when she was in her late 30s, she received her certification becoming a Bikram Yoga Instructor.
She enjoys watching movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Robin Williams and Sandra Bullock, while some of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Patch Adams”, and “Runaway Bride”. She also likes to watch TV series, with her favorites being “Sex and the City” and “The Simpsons”.
Appearance and net worth
Amy is 58 years old. She has long curly red hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $5 million.