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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.

Biography by Contactmusic.com

An Act of God Opening Night Arrivals

Zach Braff - Opening night of Broadway play An Act of God at Studio 54 - Arrivals. at Studio 54, - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 29th May 2015

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'Club Life' premiere

Zach Braff - 'Club Life' premiere at the Regal Cinemas Union Sq. - Arrivals - New York, United States - Tuesday 26th May 2015

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12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit

Zach Braff - 12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos - Red Carpet Arrivals at John Varvatos Boutique West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015

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12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit

Zach Braff - 12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015

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12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit

Zach Braff - 12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos - Departures - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015

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Critics Welcome Zach Braff's Pursuit of Happiness in 'Wish I Was Here'


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Wish I Was Here

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 35-year-old man and his pursuit of happiness.

The critics have welcomed Braff's unique storytelling.

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


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Zach Braff & Kate Hudson at the Wish I Was Here premiere

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 as costars Donald Faison, Ashley Greene and Joey King. The film is about a 35-year-old man trying to figure out his life, career and family. Look through the full premiere gallery here.

In Los Angeles, Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Hal Holbrook, Erik Estrada and Brad Garrett were on hand for the premiere of their new animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, which was held to benefit the L.A. Fire Department. Also in attendance were musicians Kesha, Ludacris and country singer Brad Paisley. Watch the trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue here.

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


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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 following a hugely successful turn as ‘JD’ in hospital comedy-drama Scrubs. Following the sitcom, he found critical acclaim and a cult following with ‘Garden State’. 

‘Wish I Was Here’ is about a single father trying to experience life and raise his kids at the same time. It stars Donald Faison, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene, Joey King, Mandy Patinkin, and James Avery and will be released this Friday  (July 18) by Focus Pictures. 

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


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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 anti-hero-science-teacher-meth-cook may well be the second best thing to transcend the vast plains of the Chihuahuan desert, so let us make the case for the indie-rockers you always assumed were Portland natives.

The ShinsJames Mercer [L] and 'The Shins'

The Shins started out life as a side-project for singer-songwriter James Mercer – a peripheral band playing second fiddle to the 43-year-old’s primary focus: Flake Music. With Neal Langford, Marty Crandall and Jesse Sandoval, Mercer had established the group on the thriving Albuquerque independent rock scene that had already spawned the likes of The Drags and The Rondelles and Flake Music went on to release numerous singles and a full-length album.

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


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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.

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The couple attracted the star’s attention with an ingenious banner that said: ‘he’ll only marry me if he meets you!'. Clearly, the one-time Beatles was movied, and he even helped the gentleman with a little backing as he sang the classic, 'When I’m Sixty-Four'. Unsurprisingly, there are some other softie celebs out there who also like nothing more than to be part of a good old fashioned love story.

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


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Wish I Was Here

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 is that makes him truly happy after reaching a crucial crossroads in life.

Whether you can relate to Bloom's predicament or not, we want you to help us celebrate the release of Wish I Was Here by sharing your secret happy snaps. Whether it's a beautiful sunset, the virtues of family life or simply seeing your favorite rock band play, we're asking for you to Instagram or tweet a picture of the moments that make you happy. Don't forget to include the custom hashtag #TrulyHappyWhen and #WishIWasHere for a chance to win $3000.

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


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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”.

Wish I Was HereBraff and his cute on-screen tykes in 'Wish I Was Here'

Yes, Braff and his brand of feels is back in this, the long-awaited follow up to his hyper-emotional, indie-fest, “Garden State,” which every 14-year-old girl or boy not into sports claimed was their favourite movie for at least 18 months. We’re not making that up; there were science studies. 

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Wish I Was Here Trailer


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 is he's floundering. He dreams of being an actor, but that's not a job you can guarantee stability from and thus he no longer has enough money to send his kids to a private school - even with the full to bursting swear jar. He decides to home tutor them after deciding against public school, and soon discovers that he's not the only one in his life who is having problems. With his father having his own issues and his daughter feeling deep regret after cutting off her hair, he starts to realise that he might have to save his family before he himself can be saved.

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


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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 playwright whose big break gets him entangled with gangsters in Prohibition-era New York. Cue explosive dance routines, dark humour and dazzling costumes from director-choreographer Susan Stroman's lavish production.

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Zach Braff Leads The Way In The Dazzling 'Bullets Over Broadway.'

The production is fairly unusual in that it relies upon existing period music, rather than an original score. Unfortunately critics don't seem to have been able to look beyond the disparity between certain scenes and the corresponding musical numbers. "The problem is that most of the songs are inorganic to the plot and characters," says THR's David Rooney, explaining "They seem dictated by the energy requirements of only moderately funny material."

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


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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, although Knight took the site himself to straighten things out, “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but...I am alive and well!” before commenting, “Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”

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We’re glad that Wayne was able to see the funny side of his death hoax, we guess that he is a comedian, so we'd be worried if he didn't! We wonder if these other celebs took their own death hoaxes so lightly.

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