Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. He achieved a M.F.A. from Cornell University in 1982.
Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III.
Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island.
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Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island. Amy Stiller, Ben's older sister, is also an actor. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III. Ben and Christine have one daughter, Ella Olivia, born April 10, 2002. Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. In May 2002, he married actress Christine Taylor, whom he met while filming a never-broadcast television pilot for Fox called Heat Vision and Jack, starring Jack Black. from Cornell University in 1982. During much of the 1990s, he was involved with actress Jeanne Tripplehorn.
He achieved a M.F.A. This is generally considered to be artistic license. Law and NYPD Blue. In the parody self-help book they co-authored, Feel This Book, he and frequent co-star Janeane Garofalo claimed they briefly dated. Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. His directorial effort, 2001's Zoolander was well-received, showing he could be a bankable star both behind the camera as well as in front of it. Stiller directed both Reality Bites and The Cable Guy, to generally mixed reviews.
The show also starred (and launched the careers of) his frequent collaborators Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, and Bob Odenkirk. The show lasted 12 episodes, but is considered by many to be one of the finest (if briefest) sketch comedy vehicles on television. He went on to host and perform in a self-titled comedy sketch show on MTV and then The Ben Stiller Show on the Fox Network in 1992. Stiller wrote and appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer in 1990.
He was born in New York, New York on November 30, 1965 and raised with frequent visits from his family's Hollywood friends. Stiller is son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, who are both veteran comedians and actors. He is possibly best known for his roles in the films Meet the Parents and There's Something About Mary. Ben Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, and film director.
Hot Pursuit (1987). Empire of the Sun (1987). Fresh Horses (1988). Next of Kin (1989).
Elvis Stories (1989). That's Adequate (1990). Stella (1990). Highway to Hell (1992).
The Nutt House (1992, uncredited). Reality Bites (1994). Heavyweights (1995). Happy Gilmore (1996).
If Lucy Fell (1996). Flirting with Disaster (1996). The Cable Guy (1996). Zero Effect (1998).
There's Something About Mary (1998). Your Friends & Neighbors (1998). Permanent Midnight (1998). Nobody Knows Anything (1998).
The Suburbans (1999). Mystery Men (1999). Black and White (1999). The Independent (2000).
Keeping the Faith (2000). Meet the Parents (2000). Zoolander (2001). The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).
Orange County (2002, uncredited). Liberty's Kids, TV Series (2002, voice). Legend of the Lost Tribe, TV (2002, voice). Duplex (2003).
Nobody Knows Anything (2003). Along Came Polly (2004). Envy (2004). Starsky & Hutch (2004).
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Meet the Fockers (2004). Madagascar (2005, voice).