Born In: South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Think of a doctor in blue scrubs, forever day-dreaming while he is on his duty for hours together, and sure enough the character, ‘J.D’ pops into mind. Zach Braff’s portrayal of the lead character in ‘Scrubs’ has been etched in the minds of sitcom viewers that many actually find it difficult to imagine the actor in anything but his blue scrubs. From playing small parts and minor roles in movies and TV shows, Braff shot to stardom as the naïve and the most lovable doctor in the history of American medical dramas/sitcoms. Although success came to him slowly, he did not let go off his dream of filmmaking. Starting out as actor and moving on to serving as executive producer and then trying his hand at directing, the actor has surely come a long way in his career. His directorial debut and his recent movie ventures have proven that he can be as adept behind the camera as he is in front of it and he has managed to make an indelible mark in the entertainment industry. From showcasing his comic timing skills, he has now become an immensely popular and critically acclaimed actor.
Also Known As: Zachary Israel Braff
father: Harold Irwin
mother: Anne Brodzinsky
siblings: Joshua Braff
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: British American
U.S. State: New Jersey
education: Northwestern University
Zachary Israel Braff was born on April 6, 1975, to Harold Irwin Braff, a trial attorney and sociology professor, and Anne Brodzinsky, a clinical psychologist. Joshua, his brother, is an author.
When he was ten years old, young Braff was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
He started acting while studying at the Stagedoor Manor, a performing arts training center. Charles, Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Joshua Radin were also fellow-students at Stagedoor at that time.
2001, turned out to be a good year for the actor as he landed the role of John ‘J.D.’ Dorian on the medical comedy TV series ‘Scrubs’. This was his first major role in a television show. His role was nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy.
2006, saw the release of ‘The Last Kiss’, a romantic drama, with the actor providing several tweaks to Paul Haggin’s original script to make it ‘real’ and ‘courageous’. After directing several episodes of ‘Scrubs’, he directed its one-hundredth episode, ‘My Way Home’ that year. That year, he also starred in ‘The Ex’.
2009, was a particularly busy year for the actor as he served as an executive producer for the documentary ‘Heart of Stone’, worked on the script for ‘Swingles’ and opened the restaurant ‘Mermaid Oyster Bar’. He was a cast member for six episodes of the Scrubs Season 9 and an executive producer for the same.
Braff first gained recognition in 2001, for his lead role as ‘Dr. John Dorian’ on the television series, ‘Scrubs’, for which he was nominated for a number of prestigious awards. His character became a cult favorite and it was through this series, that he earned his first break as a lead actor in a television series.
His brother Joshua Braff is an eminent author. His sister, Jessica Kirson is a popular face in the New York comedy scene.
He was in a relationship with the model, Taylor Bagley for five year from 2009–2014. From 2019 to 2022, he was romantically linked to actress Florence Pugh.
Zach Braff Movies
(Biography, Documentary, Crime)
(Drama, Biography, Comedy)
(Romance, Comedy, Drama)
(Romance, Drama, Sport, Comedy)
(Romance, Comedy, Drama)
(Fantasy, Adventure, Family)
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