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Ben Stein
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Alexandra Denman (1977 - present) 1 child
Alexandra Denman (1968 - 1974) (divorced)


Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born on Nov. 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. The son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein, he grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. Some of his classmates included journalist Carl Bernstein, and actors Goldie Hawn and Sylvester Stallone. He graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics and as valedictorian of the 1970 Yale Law School class. He has worked as a poverty lawyer, a trial lawyer, a university adjunct (American University, University of California at Santa Cruz and Pepperdine University), a speech writer for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, King Features Syndicate, Los Angeles Magazine, New York Magazine, E! Online and The American Spectator. He also writes frequently for The Washington Post. Stein has written and published 16 books (seven novels, nine nonfiction books), the most recent of which is about life with his 12-year-old son, Tommy. He has been a longtime screenwriter and was one of the creators of the TV series Fernwood 2Night. He has acted and made guest appearances in numerous movies and TV series, appears in many TV commercials and is the host of two Comedy Central TV series, "Win Ben Stein's Money" (October, 1997-present) and "Turn Ben Stein On" (begins airing on Dec. 2, 1999). He is married to entertainment-industry attorney Alexandra Denman.

Ben Stein stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 With Jessica Digital ****
Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987 With Jessica *
Ghostbusters II 1989 With Jessica DVD ***
Soapdish 1991 With Trish at Showcase Orange Digital ***
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 ** 1/2
Dennis The Menace 1993 Showcase North Haven ***
Richie Rich 1994 With Kim and Kids * 1/2
Miami Rhapsody 1995 Don't Remember **
Casper 1995 Don't Remember **