Zach wrote a play called "All New People", which will be at the Second Stage Theatre in New York City starting in June 2011.
Zach's older sister, Shoshanna Braff, made a cameo appearance in his film "Garden State" in the funeral scene.
Zach starred in the off-Broadway play "Trust" back in 2010.
Zach and fellow Scrubs co-star Donald Faison once shared an apartment.
Zach Braff has his own film company, Large's Ark Productions.
Zach is Jewish.
Zach had an American Musical themed Bar Mitzvah.
Zach was once roommates with actor Michael Weston.
Zach directed the following episodes of Scrubs:
Season 4, Episode 8 "My Last Chance"
Season 4, Episode 19 "My Best Laid Plans"
Season 5, Episode 7 "My Way Home"
Season 6, Episode 13 "My No Good Reason"
Season 7, Episode 5 "My Growing Pains"
Season 7, Episode 11 "My Princess"
Season 8, Episode 17 "My Chief Concern"
Zach took flying lessons and actually flew himself into his interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show on December 7, 2009.
Zach has two dogs named Roscoe and Scooter.
Zach has appeared on the cover pages of the following magazines:
Zach has directed the following music videos:
"Superman" by Lazlo Bane
"Closer" by Joshua Radin
"Chariot" by Gavin DeGraw
"Ride" by Cary Brothers
In 2007, Zach directed a TV commercial for Dunkin' Donuts.
Zach supported Senator Obama for the Presidential Elections 2008.
According to a 2007 TVGuide.com article, Zach Braff's salary for Scrubs is $350,000 per episode.
Zach is often called a girl's name on Scrubs. Ironically, his first TV role was in an after school special called "CBS Schoolbreak Special" (the episode is called My Summer as a Girl), in which he poses as a girl to get a summer job.
Zach's childhood dream was to be a filmmaker. He used to work at his school's television station.
When Zach was 10, he was diagnosed with Obsessive-compulsive disorder and really didn't like the public school system.
While starring in Scrubs, Zach has appeared in 2 of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. His topics were mentoring and prejudice.
Zach says he suffers from "mild" depression.
Zach's father is of Russian heritage.
Zach's then current girlfriend Mandy Moore accompanied him to the Golden Globes in 2006.
Zach asked his ex-girlfriend Bonnie Somerville to record the song "Winding Road" for Garden State.
Zach's parents have re-married, but still get along; they come with their respective partners to Thanksgiving.
Zach's brothers Joshua and Adam have worked together writing television screenplays.
Zach is the youngest of four children: Adam Braff, Joshua Braff, and Shoshanna Braff.
Zach attended high school with the voice of Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best) in Star Wars Episode One.
Zach's favorite TV shows include Lost and The Office.
According to an article in The Chicago Sun-Times, when Zach won his Best First Feature Independent Spirit Award for Garden State, his father jumped up from a back table in the room and yelled, "That's my kid!"
Zach's father is an attorney, who also does stage work.
Zach's brother, novelist Joshua Braff, wrote The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green and Peep Show.
Zach attended the same high school as Janae Bakken (his Scrubs collegue), Elisabeth Shue and Andrew Shue. In fact, he grew up around the corner from the Shue family.
Zach was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at Northwestern University.
Zach is 6 feet (1.83 metres) tall.
In February of 2005, Zach won the Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture" for Garden State, on which he served as the compilation producer.
Zach attended the famed Children's acting camp, StageDoor Manor, at age 11 where he was scouted by a talent manager and began professional acting work.
Zach was inspired to become an actor by his father, who was a lawyer, but always left time to do community theatre for fun.
Zach once auditioned for a recurring role on Dawson's Creek, which eventually went to Mark Matkevich.
Zach went to the same high school as musician Lauryn Hill.
Zach recorded a voice-over for a Cottonelle commercial in 2003.
Zach wrote, produced, and directed his own student film at Northwestern University.
Zach recieved his first Emmy nomination in 2005 for his work on Scrubs.
Zach: I think the saddest moments in life have humor in them. I have a memory of coming home from a funeral with my family in the back of a limousine and someone cracking a joke and us just hysterically belly laughing. It's how we always dealt with tragedy in our lives and I think it's such a healthy way to deal with sadness.
Zach: People want to laugh. If you combine laughter with compassion, what two stronger things could people want nowadays?
Zach: I met Evangeline Lilly, and [I told] her my Lost theory: purgatory. She shook her head. 'That is the most common theory. You don't think everybody has thought of that?'
Zach: (on mishandling babies during the filming of movie, "The Ex") The only thing I found very difficult was I never really held a baby before, and I didn't know how to do it. The rest of the cast had some experience so they knew that you have to hold the head. Supposedly you have to hold their heads because it's not strong. So the first couple babies, I injured them. The baby you see in the film was number six. One through five they will be fine, but they might walk funny.
Zach: I'm a romantic. There's something incredibly powerful about finding a lifelong soulmate
Zach: (On Hollywood's initial reaction to Garden State) Everyone said no. Everyone with a date book and a phone in Los Angeles said no.
Zach: (On Hollywood studio executives) They put all this money into these huge movies, and then no one goes to see them... That sort of shows that they're out of touch. Then, everyone in town passes on my little movie, and it does really well.
Zach: I always liked the story of Noah's Ark and the idea of starting a new by rescuing the things you like and leaving the rest behind.
Zach: So, yeah, I mean, there is something universal about that feeling--that 20-something, what the hell am I going to do with my life, I'm lost and my parents are freaking me out, and what's the point? Every generation has a way of making that unique, but there are certain universals of that feeling.
Zach: (On writing) The way I write is that I'll actually have a conversation out loud with myself. In a weird way, I just kind of get schizophrenic and play two characters.
Zach: I am really driven, but my drive doesn't effect the conversations i have in my head about life, and worries and fears and insecurities.
Zach: (On finding the music for Garden State) Actually when I gave out the script, I gave it with a CD of all the music I wanted to put into the movie and again we never thought we would get all the music.
Zach: But my Mother's a psychologist, my Stepfather's a psychologist, my Stepmother is a therapist and my Dad's a lawyer. So it was all prominent in my life. I dont know anyone who doesn't know someone on some form of prescription medicine.
Zach: It used to be that you came out of school, and you got married, those who were going to get married. But my peers are getting married in their early 30's, so now ther's like an extra 10 years of that angst.
Zach: (On why he wanted to do something different) I said, I'm on this TV show and I love doing it, but i don't want to always be known as the silly "Scrubs" guy, so part of me was like, you know what? life's short. Lets go for it.
Zach: (On Natalie Portman) I remember seeing her in Beautiful Girls and The Professional and being like, this girl is genius! This girl is ahead of her time, This girl is a prodigy.
Zach: They put all this money into these huge films and then no one goes to see them. That sort of shows there out of touch. Then everyone in town passes on my little movie and it does really well.
Zach: Everyone has an idea that they think would be a great movie. Everyone has a cousin they think you should work with. Everyone has a warped vision of hollywood and what success in hollywood is really like.
Zach: I love Scrubs. Its the best day job in the world.
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