Zach Braff is a talented American actor, director, and producer who is best known for his role as the protagonist and narrator on the medical series Scrubs. For his role in the show, Zach was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Zach proved himself to be a successful filmmaker with his directorial debut, Garden State. The film was a success and made $35 million at the box office against a budget of $2.5 million. The film, which was shot in New Jersey, has developed something of a cult following over the years. The soundtrack of the film featured music that was hand-picked by Zach Braff for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Garden State, which also starred Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard, was loved by critics and it currently holds 86% on Rotten Tomatoes (the movie review website).
His second directorial effort, Wish I Was Here, which starred Jim Parsons, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson was not as critically or commercially successful. The film currently holds a 44% on Rotten Tomatoes and was partially funded through Kickstarter and had a total budget of $6 million. However, it only made $5.5 million, which could be as a result of its limited release. Zach later starred as Alex Schuman in the short-lived ABC series, Alex, Inc.
The actor has shown his versatility by appearing in several plays including All New People – which he wrote and starred in. He also landed the lead role in the musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway.
Bio & Age
Zachary Israel Braff was born on the 6th of April, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey to Hal Braff and Anne Brodzinsky. His father was an attorney and a professor while his mother was a psychologist. When Zach was still a child, his parents got divorced and ended up remarrying.
Zach grew up in an orthodox Jewish home and his mother who was originally Protestant converted to Judaism before marrying his father. His older brother is the American novelist, Joshua Braff, who has written several critically acclaimed books including The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green.
Since Zach was a child, he has always wanted to be a filmmaker. When he was younger, he was also a friend to the future award-winning musician – Lauryn Hill. Zach was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder when was ten.
The actor attended Stagedoor Manor when he was a child; Stagedoor Manor is a summer camp and training facility in the performing arts for children between the ages of ten and eighteen. Zach received his first kiss as well as his first acting award while at Stagedoor. He met Josh Charles, an actor famous for his role in The Good Wife, while there. For University, Zach Braff attended Northwestern University School of Communication where he graduated from in 1997. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity while in school.
Zach Braff’s Net Worth
Zach Braff currently has a whopping net worth of $22 million dollars. This is the accumulation of his salaries as a lead on several shows including the long-running Scrubs. It’s also a result of his successful turn as a director and a theatre actor.
Over the years, Zach has also appeared in numerous films as well including Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, The Last Kiss, The Ex, The High Cost of Living, The Color of Time, Oz the Great and Powerful, Wish I was here, In Dubious Battle, Going in Style and The Disaster Artist.
Is He Gay?
Despite the gay rumors surrounding Zach Braff, the actor is not gay but is actually a straight man. Over the years, the actor has had several relationships with several well-known women.
Is Braff Dating? Girlfriend, Wife
Zach Braff is currently single and not in a relationship. He was previously in a relationship with Mandy Moore (from This Is Us) in 2004. He also dated Taylor Bagley from 2009 till 2014, Shiri Appleby from 2007 till 2008, Bonnie Somerville from 2003 till 2004 and Sarah Chalke (his co-star from Scrubs) from 2001 till 2003.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Zach Braff is in amazing shape which is expected of him as an actor. His height is currently listed at 5′11 (182 cm) and his weight is said to be 189 lbs (86 kg). His other measurements are Chest: 42″ (107 cm), Waist: 33″ (84 cm) and Biceps: 14″ (35 cm)
The actor places a high priority on exercising and eating healthy in order to maintain his fit physique.