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.
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.
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