Ella Olivia Stiller, the oldest child and daughter of American actor Ben Stiller and actress Christine Taylor is a voice actress. Notably, she voiced characters in the 2010 animated film Megamind, as well as Night At The Museum, where she featured together with her father and younger brother, Quinn
Born in Los Angeles, California, the 21 year-old starred in her father’s 2018 award-winning series Escape At Dannemora, playing the role of a teen driver. Although the future seems bright for the emerging voice actress, she still remains her daddy’s girl and enjoys accompanying him to big events and working with him as well.
Biography And Family Background Of Ella Oliver Stiller
It was on the 9th of April 2002 in Los Angeles, California that her parents welcomed her into their lives. She is the first child of her parents, her younger brother, Quinn Dempsey Stiller was born three years later.
Her father, Ben Stiller, born and raised in New York, built an amazing career in the entertainment industry as an actor, comedian, producer, director, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. Some of her father’s major works include; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Zoolander (2001), The Cable Guy (1996), There’s Something About Mary (1998), and Night At The Museum (1993) among many others. Additionally, he has written several mockumentaries and has a show in his name known as The Ben Stiller Show.
While Ella’s mother, Christine Taylor was born and brought up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is also a name to reckon with in Hollywood having landed roles in TV series and movies such as The Brady Bunch (1995), A Very Brady Sequel (1996), The Craft (1996), and The Wedding Singer (1998).
Interestingly, her grandparents, Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara also built their careers on the silver screen. Notably, the grandfather of the 21 year-old was an actor, author, and comedian. In fact, he earned an Emmy Award for his role in the 1989 sitcom Seinfeld.
Also, her grandmother’s career covered the stage, TV, films, and playwriting. The Other Woman, a TV comedy movie written by her and Melville Shavelson, earned her a Writers Guild Award. Moreover, she also won four Emmy Awards and a Tony Award.
Sadly, she passed away at the age of 85 on 23rd May 2015 in Manhattan after suffering a series of strokes.
Her Career Story
Ben Stiller’s daughter started testing the waters in the movie industry in 2010. She was eight years old when she, her father, and younger brother worked together in the 2010 animated movie Megamind.
She reportedly voiced the character of a young schoolgirl, her father voiced the character of Bernard, an emotionless curator, while her brother voiced that of a schoolboy.
Fours years later, the three also worked together on the 2014 live-action and animated film Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb. Again, in 2018, she played the role of a teen driver in her father’s 2018 award-winning series, Escape At Dannemora. The show was renewed in February for a second series.
From the above, Ella and her younger brother have both taken a page from not just their parent’s book, but also from their grandparents.
Ella’s Parents First Met In 1999
The parents of the California-born voice actress first crossed paths in 1999 while filming the pilot of Heat Vision And Jack. Although it wasn’t picked, it provided an avenue for the two to start a relationship that led to marriage in May 2000.
The marriage went on to produce Ella and her younger brother Quinn who was born on 10th July 2005.
The Parents Of The 21 Year-Old Separated In 2017 And Reconciled In 2022
After seventeen years of marital bliss, Ella’s parents separated in May 2017. Despite the separation, the pair worked together to raise their two children. In fact, there are instances where they were spotted together attending events with their two kids.
When travel, business, and commercial activities were put on hold as a result of the pandemic, it provided the right opportunity for the family to reunite. According to reports, her parents decided it will make sense if her dad moves in with them, as it would accord him enough time to spend with them during the lockdown.
Interestingly, as her parents spend much time together, they decide to pick right from where they left it. So, they reconciled in February 2022, five years after separating.