Zack Galifianakis is a popular stand-up comedian as well as Hollywood actor. He is also the host of the widely successful web series – Between two ferns with Zack Galifianakis. The series involves the famously-bearded comic conducting awkward and funny interviews with prominent personalities, ranging from politicians to movie stars and musicians. Find out more about the multi-talented fellow here including facts about his upbringing, age, family, net worth, and what have you.
Zach Galifianakis Bio (Age)
Zachary Knight Galifianakis was born on the 1st of October 1969 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. He attended Wilkesboro Central High school where he obtained his diploma. After that, the comic also attended North Carolina State University to study communication. He, however, dropped out when he was just a credit away from obtaining his degree. On dropping out of college, Zach Galifianakis started doing stand-up comedy in the back of a hamburger restaurant located in Times Square. He also performed at various coffee shops and university campuses, while scoring minor roles in TV sitcoms and movies.
Galifianakis rose to the limelight in the year 2000 when he appeared on the David Letterman late show. His performance that night was an unforgettable one and helped launched him to stardom. Since then, he has performed numerous specials including the stand-up comedy classic – Zach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Onion. He has also appeared in several Comedy Central shows such as Dog Bites Man, The Sarah Silverman Show, Speed Freaks, etc. Additionally, the North Carolina native has featured in several music videos including “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kanye West.
His Net Worth
Zach Galifianakis has a fortune estimated at $20 million. His wealth stems from his comedy specials as well as TV commercials. The North Carolina native famously featured in a commercial for Absolut Vodka.
Another veritable source of income for the comic is movies. He has featured in popular movies such as The Hangover Trilogy, Birdman, Keeping Up with the Joneses and The Campaign. Despite his fortune, Galifianakis is a very frugal fellow and does not live an extravagant life. He still drives his old car and only keeps $10,000 accessible at every point in time.
Family – Brother, Wife, and Kids
Galifianakis is married to notable social activist – Quinn Lundberg. Lundberg is a Canadian national who relocated to The States in her 20s. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international conflict resolution from Hunter College, New York. She also has a master’s in public policy from the University of California at Los Angeles. Lundberg is the co-founder of two charity organizations; Loom and Growing Voices. Loom assists at-risk mothers and children. Growing Voices, on the other hand, partners with local charities to address the problems in their community.
Zach Galifianakis and Lundberg dated for several years before tying the knot on the 11th of August 2012. Their wedding ceremony took place at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, Canada. The comic and his wife have two sons together. Their first son was born in September 2013 while the second one was born in November 2016. The couple has gone to great lengths to conceal the names of their kids. It has however emerged that their second son is named Rufus Emmanuel. The Galifianakis resides on a self-sustainable farm located in Sparta, North Carolina.
Zach Galifianakis hails from a family of five. His father has Greek heritage and his name is Harry. His mom, on the other hand, has Scottish ancestry and her name is Mary Frances. Galifianakis also has two siblings; a sister named Merritt and a brother named Greg. The comic has disclosed that his elder brother used to ‘torture him’ when they were kids. He would stuff his mouth with dirty clothes and drag him naked across the lawn. All this was however done for childish fun.
Galifianakis has a ‘twin brother’ named Seth Galifianakis. However, Seth is not a real person but rather an alter ego. Seth is clean shaven, has a small mustache and only appears on rare occasions.
Zach Galifianakis’ Height
Zach Galifianakis is 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.70 m) and weighs 190 lb (86 kg). His hair color is light brown while his eye color is blue. Previously, the comic cum actor was on the rotund side of life. However, in recent times, he has shed significant weight and now looks fit and trim. He has disclosed that he achieved this by a healthier diet, physical exercise, and most importantly, reduction of his alcohol intake.