Zach Braff

Biography

Zach Braff (6.4.1975)
Zach Braff is an American actor, director and screenwriter, best known for his role in the hospital-based comedy series Scrubs.
Zach Braff: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Zach Braff has a net worth of 22 million USD.
Zach Braff: Childhood
Son of Harold Braff, an attorney and sociology professor, and Anne Brodzinsky, a clinical psychologist, Zach was born in South Orange, New Jersey.
From a young age, Braff attended Stagedoor Manor - a training centre for children involved in performing arts. This came from his lifelong dream to become a filmmaker.
Zach Braff: Career
Braff started his acting career with the television movie High in 1989, which never actually aired. His first appearance was then on the 1990s show The Baby-sitters Club. In 1993, Braff appeared in the Woody Allen film Manhattan Murder Mystery before having a part in Macbeth in 1998 at New York City's Public Theatre.
His starring role came in 2001 when he played John Dorian in the ABC sitcom Scrubs. His work on the show caused him to be nominated for three Golden Globe awards and an Emmy.
Zach Braff also wrote, directed, produced and starred in 2004's Garden State. The soundtrack to won a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media.
His 2014 film, Wish I was Here, was funded via Kickstarter, raising it's 2 million USD budget in three days. The film was written by Zach and his brother Adam Braff, with Zach both directing and starring in the picture.
Zach Braff: Personal life
Braff has held a pilots licence since 2008. The year after earning this licence in a Cirrcus SR20, he began a relationship with model Taylor Bagley which lasted until 2014.
In 2012, Braff supported Barack Obama in the presidential election, despite being ninth cousin of Mitt Romney on his mother's side.
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Critics Welcome Zach Braff's Pursuit of Happiness in 'Wish I Was Here'

22nd July 2014 -

 News

We probably shouldn't have to remind you by now, but Zach Braff's crowd-funded movie 'Wish I Was Here' is now playing in theatres. In a sort-of-but-not-really sequel to the cult Garden State, the movie follows...

A Week In Movies: Hudson Wows New York, Planes And Pudsey Premiere, Plus New Trailers For Cave, Knightley And Witherspoon

18th July 2014 -

 News

A sleek and sexy Kate Hudson wowed the red carpet at the New York premiere of her new film Wish I Was Here. She was accompanied on the night by director-cowriter-star Zach Braff as well...

New York Premiere of 'Wish I Was Here' [Photos]

16th July 2014 -

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Stars gathered for the New York premiere of Zach Braff’s spiritual sequel to ‘Garden State’, ‘Wish I Was Here’ on Tuesday night (July 15). The film sees indie favourite Braff back in the movie game...

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

11th July 2014 -

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By the time you finish reading this article you will be enlightened. You will no longer be of the opinion that the best thing to come out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is Walter White. The...

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal

11th July 2014 -

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Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.Paul McCartney is cleary a sucker...

Does 'Wish I Was Here' Hold The Secret To Happiness?

8th July 2014 -

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Zach Braff's new movie Wish I Was Here is essentially about one guy's pursuit of happiness. The former Scrubs man plays 35-year-old man Aidan Bloom, who is forced to try and figure out what it...

Zack Braff And His Feelings Are All In The 'Wish I Was Here' Trailer

21st May 2014 -

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Zach Braff’s character in Scrubs was an emotionally tender, physically fragile and essentially harmless person. And one gets the feeling his perennial bully, Dr. Cox, would till have plenty to say about his character in...

Wish I Was Here

21st May 2014 -

 Video

Aidan Bloom may look like he's got a lot going for him on the outside, in his prime at 35 with a beautiful wife and two loving children named Grace and Tucker, but the truth...

Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Looks Dazzling, But Misses Its Target

11th April 2014 -

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The reviews are in for Woody Allen's eagerly-awaited musicalisation of the hit screen comedy Bullets Over Broadway, starring Zack Braff ('Scrubs', Nick Valenti ('The Sopranos') and Helene Yorke ('Masters of Sex'). Braff plays a struggling...

It's Not Just You, Wayne Knight! Other Celebrity Death Hoaxes

17th March 2014 -

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Seinfeld fans can breathe easy after panic ensued following rumors of Wayne Knight’s death on social media site Twitter. The rumors claimed that the 58 year old had been involved in a fatal car crash,...

Zach Braff Brings Second Big Directing Project 'Wish I Was Here' To Sundance

22nd January 2014 -

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Zach Braff premieres his second feature as a director, Wish I Was Here, at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival a decade after his debut Garden State.Zach and Kate Hudson film 'Wish I Was Here'The 'Scrubs'...

Kate Hudson Felt Compelled To Join Zach Braff's Emotional 'Wish I Was Here'

19th January 2014 -

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Zach Braff returned to the director's chair with Wish I Was Here, as the Scrubs star finally followed up his cult favourite Garden State. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival this week to almost...

Uncle Phil Remembered By Those He Knew Best: Actor James Avery Dead

2nd January 2014 -

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Actor James Avery, the man who starred as the beloved Uncle Phillip Banks on the 90's sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bell Air, has passed away. A classically trained actor with over 170 screen credits...

Zach Braff's NYC Photobomb Is Pure Internet Gold! [Image]

24th November 2013 -

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Zach Braff may have won the award for the finest celebrity photobombing incident of all time, after an image of him cheekily smiling into the camera during a photo shoot for some newlyweds went viral...

Touching Video Proposal Features Zach Braff As Wingman For Hire

10th July 2013 -

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Seems like if you’re going to propose these days, you might as well make a viral video out of it, which is exactly what Matt Hulbert did, when he called on Zach Braff to be...

Zach Braff To Star In Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'

28th June 2013 -

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Zach Braff has been cast in a Broadway adaptation of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. Set in the 1920's, an apparently fashionable time if popular culture's current obsession with The Great Gatsby and the most...

James Franco Panhandles For $500,000 On Indiegogo

18th June 2013 -

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Actor James Franco is following in the footsteps of Zach Braff and turning to alternative methods of sourcing money to create films, hoping to raise $500,000 (£319,900) to fund the transformation of his short story...

Why Didn’t Zach Braff Delve Into His Own Pockets? $2m Kickstarter Target Surpassed

28th April 2013 -

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When Zack Braff’s Kickstarter project surpassed its $2m target (with 26 days to spare, may we add) the overwhelming response was ‘awww’ and ‘well done’. But aren’t we ignoring the fact he’s a multi-millionaire?Scrubs wasn’t...

Zach Braff Charms His Way to $2m on Kickstarter For New Film – Wish I Was Here

28th April 2013 -

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Kickstarter has provided a novel platform for the average Joe to turn an idea into reality. But it’s not just your average Joes getting in on the act, some big-shots have taken advantage of crowd-funding...

Why Can't Zach Braff Stump Up $2 Million Of His Own Cash For 'Wish I Was Here?'

26th April 2013 -

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Zach Braff looks to have secured the full $2 million to make his Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here, though the actor and director has spoken on the need for crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter...

Congratulations Internet, You Just Bought Zach Braff's Garden State Follow-Up

25th April 2013 -

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So, Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's follow-up to Garden State looks likely to happen after 20,000 Kickstarter users pledged $1.5 million within 24 hours. The actor and director is looking for $2 million to...

Zach Braff Kickstarter Project Already Close to $1.5 Million Pledged

25th April 2013 -

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Zach Braff is the latest star to use the Kickstarter project to great effect, the actor managing to raise a whopping $1.4 million with 29 days of pledging action still to go.The phenomenal success of...

Nearly There! Zach Braff's $2 Million Kickstarter Making Steady Ground

25th April 2013 -

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Remember how yesterday we predicted that Zach Braff’s Kickstarter project would raise its $2 million by the end of the week? Well, we reckon we’re on track to victory with that little prediction. As news...

Zach Braff Is Following In The Steps Of The Veronica Mars Kickstarter With One Of His Own

24th April 2013 -

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In news that has opinions strongly divided, Zach Braff is making a movie and using Kickstarter to fund it. After the phenomenal success of the Veronica Mars kickstarter, which raised $2 million on its second...

Inspired By Veronica Mars: Zach Braff Launches Kickstarter For 'Garden State' Sequel

24th April 2013 -

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Zach Braff has launched a Kickstarter project in order to start filming a sequel to his cult comedy Garden State, which starred Natalie Portman. Inspired by the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter and wishing...

Oz the Great and Powerful

8th March 2013 -

 Movie Review

Like Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, this film shows the overpowering strength of Disney and producer Joe Roth, as they once again bury a gifted filmmaker and cast in an effects extravaganza that's strong on...

Heather Graham's NYC Pad Catches Fire

13th January 2013 -

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Heather Graham's swanky New York City pad lit up in flames last night, with the fire starting in her bathroom after she left some lit candles unattended.According to the New York Post, the actress left...

Scrubs Star Donald Faison Marries CaCee Cobb: All The Details!

17th December 2012 -

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Scrubs actor Donald Faison married his fiancee CaCee Cobb in Los Angeles on Saturday (December 15, 2012), with Zach Braff and Jessica Simpson walking down the aisle together too! Simpson served as bridesmaid for the...

Donald Faison And Cacee Cobb Tie The Knot

16th December 2012 -

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Donald Faison and his now wife Cacee Cobb have exchanged vows, making their six years relationship official at last during a weekend wedding ceremony held at the home of actor Zach Braff.The Scrubs star and...

Olivia Wilde, Sharon Osbourne And Ronnie Wood At 'Django Unchained' Premiere

13th December 2012 -

 Footage

The 'Django Unchained' New York premiere saw high profile celebs flock to the red carpet in droves. Arrivals included 'Gossip Girl' star Olivia Wilde, Don Johnson's daughter Dakota, 'Kill Bill' star Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler...

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