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Zach Braff

American actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian, and director. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series Scrubs.

Background

  • Ethnicity: Son of Hal and Anne Braff.Braff's father was born into a Jewish family, and Braff's mother, originally a Protestant, converted to Judaism before marrying his father.

  • Born and raised in New Jersey. Parents are divorced, each is remarried, and all get along with one another. Zach's "four parents" are all at Thanksgiving dinner together every year, with the four children, and the grandchildren.

  • Education

    • He graduated from Columbia High School, in Maplewood, New Jersey, where he worked in the school's television station along with classmate and singer/actress Lauryn Hill.



      Graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in film.

    Career

    • Actor: (films) Manhattan Murder Mystery, 1993,

      Getting to Know You, 1999,

      Blue Moon, 2000,

      The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, 2000,

      Endsville, 2000, (voice)

      Chicken Little, 2005,

      The Last Kiss, 2006,

      The Ex, 2007; actor, director, writer

      (films) Garden State, 2004 actor:

      (TV series) Scrubs, 2001—;

      (TV films) My Summer as a Girl, 1994,

      (theatre) Macbeth, 1998, Romeo & Juliet,

      Twelfth Night, 2002

    Major achievements

    • Directing and writing several short films including Lionel on a Sun Day.
    • Directing commercials and public service announcements.

    Religion

    Denomination: Conservative Judaism

    Personality

    Interests

    Writers: Josh Braff

    Artists: Michael Phelps

    Sport & Clubs: Baseball

    Athletes: Michael Phelps

    Photo

    Music & Bands: Piano rock, baroque pop, alternative rock, experimental rock, jazz.

    Connections

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      Columbia High School
    • 1993
      Northwestern University

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      • site: http://www.zachbraff.com/
      • blog: http://gardenstate.typepad.com/
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      • directing and writing several short films including Lionel on a Sun Day
      • directing commercials and public service announcements
      • Directing commercials and public service announcements.
      • Directing and writing several short films including Lionel on a Sun Day.
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