The father-daughter duo attended the opening of The Lightning Thief in N.Y.C.


It was a family night out for Ben Stiller this past Wednesday.

The actor, 53, brought along his oldest child, 17-year-old Ella Olivia, to the premiere of Broadway’s The Lightning Thief. Walking the red carpet side by side, the father-daughter pair posed for photos together on the opening night of the new musical, showing at the Longacre Theatre in New York.

Stiller shares Ella with ex Christine Taylor, along with son Quinlin Dempsey, 14. The former couple, who called it quits two years ago after 17 years of marriage, are Broadway frequenters, often spotted attending shows as a family.

Ben Stiller and daughter Ella Stiller
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Ben Stiller and daughter Ella Stiller
Ben Stiller and daughter Ella Stiller
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In April, the four of them saw the Pretty Woman musical, stopping back stage to take photos with a few of the cast members.

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor pose alongside their children Ella Olivia and Quinlin while visiting Andy Karl, and Orfeh backstage at Pretty Woman: The Musical
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The Lightning Thief, based on Rick Riordan Percy Jackson book series, is set for a 16-week engagement.

It wasn’t Ella’s first red carpet either — the teen also joined her dad for the N.Y.C. premiere of the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo last year.

“The pair remain friendly and devoted parents to their kids,” a source previously told PEOPLE.

Stiller has a close relationship with his daughter, with Ella telling PEOPLE earlier this year that she enjoys watching her father’s projects alongside him.

She described her excitement in watching Stiller’s limited series Escape at Dannemora, which he directed. “We watched it week by week together,” Ella told PEOPLE at the Golden Globes in January, which she attended with Stiller. “It was the most fun, so fun.”

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Ben Stiller, Ella Stiller and Christine Taylor
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Announcing their split in 2017, Stiller and Taylor expressed their willingness to remain a happy family for their kids.

“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate,” Stiller and Taylor said in a joint statement at the time. “Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time.”