- Date of Birth:
- September 20, 1929
Anne Meara (born Sept. 20, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York) was an American actress and comedian. She and her husband Jerry Stiller rose to fame in the 1960s with their comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara. Anne studied acting at the New School in Manhattan in 1947, before beginning her career as an actress. When she met Jerry in 1953, they formed their comedy team and performed improvised-comedy routines which focused on real-life troubles of their relationship. Anne and Jerry became regulars on The Ed Sullivan Show and made several appearances together on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She starred on her own sitcom in 1986, The Stiller and Meara Show. Later in her career, the funny lady took on guest stints in television shows Sex and the City and King of Queens. Anne died at the age of 85 on May 23, 2015.
Best Known For:
Anne is best known for her comedy routine with Jerry, and for being the mother to actor Ben Stiller.
Anne met Jerry in 1953 and they were married two years later after forming their comedy troupe. Together, Anne and Jerry had two children, Ben and actress and comedian Amy Stiller.