Zachary Braff was born in South Orange, New Jersey, USA to a Jewish family.
He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, where he worked
in the school's television station. He holds a degree in film from Northwestern
University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.
He has played the lead role in Scrubs since the show first aired in 2001. He also appeared in Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery and in productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Macbeth at New York City's Public Theater.
Zachary Braff got the part of John "J.D." Dorian on the sitcom Scrubs in 2001. Zach has been nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy for his role as the offbeat doctor.
Zachary Braff wrote, directed, and starred in 2004's Garden State, executive produced by Danny DeVito. It was filmed in his home state of New Jersey, in various towns such as South Orange, Maplewood, and Tenafly. In February of 2005, he won a Grammy Award for "Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture" for Garden State, on which he also served as the compilation producer. He is the co-writer of Andrew Henry's Meadow, a film he is expected to produce in 2006.
Zachary Braff also does voice acting for the Disney Animated film Chicken Little (2005) as the main character of Chicken Little, and the same character in recently released video game Kingdom Hearts II.
He is currently dating pop singer and actress Mandy Moore. They first started going out in summer of 2004. One of their first public sightings together was when they arrived together at a fundraising event for the Democratic Party prior to the November 2004 election. In early 2006, unnamed sources told In Touch magazine that the couple were engaged. Braff called this a "total internet rumor". Moore's representative denied the engagement.
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