Anne Meara as "Casting Director"
Date of birth
September 20, 1929
New York, New York
(14 September 1954 - present) 2 children
Mother of actor Ben Stiller and actress Amy Stiller.
Grandmother of 'Ella Olivia Stiller'.
Earned a 1993 Tony nomination as Best Featured Actress in a
Play for her performance in Eugene O'Neill's "Anna
Christie", in which she starred opposite Liam Neeson, Natasha
Richardson, and Rip Torn.
Wrote and starred in the hit off-Broadway play "Afterplay"
(1995), which also starred, at various times, Jerry Stiller, Rita
Moreno, Rue McClanahan and Barbara Barrie.
Is of Irish ethinicity
Mother-in-law of actress Christine Taylor.
She and Jerry Stiller appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as
Stiller & Meara every two months for a total of 36 times.
Won an Obie for the 1955 off-Broadway production
"Madchen in Uniform."
Although Anne converted to Judaism upon their marriage, the
main source of Stiller & Meara's material was the differences
in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their famous
"Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle" routines.
Born and raised an Irish Catholic, she converted to Judaism
after marrying Jerry Stiller
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