A loopy standup comedian, actor and writer, Meara paired with her husband Jerry Stiller and became something of a staple on the American comedy scene beginning in the late 1950s. Sometimes viewed as the common man's Nichols and May, Stiller and Meara, with their schmaltzy Brooklyn-accented gags and…more
Anne is of Irish ethinicity.
Anne has been in therapy since the mid 1980s.
Her mother committed suicide when Anne was 11.
Anne was named as "Queen of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 2000. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, was named "King of Brooklyn" at the same festival.
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.
Anne was born and raised an Irish Catholic, she converted to Judaism after marrying Jerry Stiller.
Anne won an Obie for the 1955 off-Broadway production "Mädchen in Uniform."
Anne and husband Jerry Stiller appeared on "Toast of the Town" (1948) (aka The Ed Sullivan Show) as Stiller & Meara every two months for a total of 36 times.
Earned a 1993 Tony nomination as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie."
She wrote and starred in the hit off-Broadway play Afterplay.
Anne is Grandmother of Ella Olivia Stiller and Quinlin Dempsey Stiller.
Anne and Jerry have two children, Amy and Ben.
She has been married to Jerry Stiller since 14 September 1954.