The Grammy Award-winning filmmaker, Zach Braff has proved his mettle in Tinseltown, having written, directed and produced many hit movies including Garden State, a box office success and Wish I Was Here. Braff who is famously known for his role as John “J. D” Dorian in the American medical drama television series, Scrubs which aired on NBC and later, ABC, has established himself as one of the accomplished directors in the entertainment industry. He has claimed several awards for his directing work in the 2004 American romantic comedy-drama film, Garden State which includes Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review Award, Online Film Critic Society Award, among others.
The highly skilled actor has also done some works as a music director and producer for which he was publicly recognized with a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album, having served as the executive soundtrack producer of Garden State. To discover more interesting details about the life, career, and earnings of the adept actor, read on.
Zach Braff’s Biography (Age)
The famed filmmaker was born as Zachary Israel Braff in South Orange, New Jersey, the United States on 6th April 1975 to Harold Irwin Braff and Anne Brodzinsky. His father is a lawyer who also works as a Rutgers Law School professor, while his mother works in the medical field as a psychologist. While growing up his parents got separated and have since remarried other spouses.
Zach Braff has two brothers named Joshua and Adam Braff, and a stepsister, Jessica Kirson who is a comic artist. His brother Joshua has authored several books including Pep Show and The Daddy Diaries, while his other brother, Adam works as a producer and has also penned down some books.
When Braff was ten years old, he was diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive disorder. He schooled at Columbia High School located in Maplewood, New Jersey and later transferred to a performing arts center known as Stagedoor Manor where he partly honed his acting skills. He is also an alumnus of the Northwestern University School of Communication.
Right from his childhood, Braff always wanted to take part in directing or production work. From the late 1980s to early 1990s, Zach Braff began his career by landing minor roles in series and movies such as The Babysitters Club and Manhattan Murder Mystery. Later in 2001, he became a TV star by starring as John “J. D” Dorian in the medical comedy-drama series, Scrubs, created by Bill Lawrence. Following his performance in the aforementioned series, Braff gained three Golden Globe Award nominations and one Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
He has also starred in many other movies and TV series such as The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Garden State, The Last Kiss, The High Cost of Living, In Dubious Battle, among others. He has additionally had voice roles in Bojack Horseman, Clone High, Oz the Great and Powerful, Chicken Little and others. Braff is also a stage actor who has been featured in plays like Trust, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical, Twelfth Night and All New People for which he served as the writer.
Working as a director and producer, the actor displayed his directing talent in many episodes of Scrubs and was also among the executive producers. His other directing and production works include Going in Style, Alex, Inc., and Whiskey. He further directed and produced some music like ‘Superman’ by Lazlo Bane and ‘I’d Rather Be With You’ by Joshua Radin.
He has also done video game voice-over works such as Disney’s Chicken Little: Ace in Action, Kingdom Hearts II and Chicken Little. In addition to his works, Zach Braff is an entrepreneur who co-founded a restaurant known as Mermaid Oyster with some of his friends.
What’s Zach Braff’s Net Worth?
There’s no doubt that the highly skilled filmmaker has acquired tremendous earnings from his works over the years, having kickstarted his career in the late 1980s. Hence, Zach Braff is said to be worth around $22 million. With his growing career, he can be expected to be worth more in a few years.
If Married, Who is Zach Braff’s Wife/Girlfriend?
Zach Braff is known to have had a two and half year relationship with the well-known vocalist and actress, Mandy Moore which ended in 2006. He has also been romantically involved with other celebrities like Taylor Bagley.
Later in 2015, he was seen strolling together with a blonde lady whose identity is yet to be revealed and many believed that the two were in a relationship. However, Braff is reportedly single at the moment and is yet to make it down the aisle.
The multi-award-winning director is relatively tall. He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches. His accumulated body mass is stated as 86 kg. His other body measurements are given as chest – 42 inches, Waist – 33 inches and Biceps – 14 inches.