Date created: April 2010
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Birthdate :April 6, 1975
Country : United States of America
Sign : Aries
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Zach Braff Timeline
1989Attended the same high school as producer Joel Silver (Road House (1989), Die Hard (1988) and Lethal Weapon (1987)) and drummer Max Weinberg (E Street Band, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993)).
1993Attended the same high school and graduated the same year (1993) as R&B singer and hip-hop MC Lauryn Hill.
1998Auditioned for the role of Drue Valentine on "Dawson's Creek" (1998), which eventually went to Mark Matkevich.
1999Also attending Columbia High School at the same time was Ahmed Best, better known as the voice of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)'s Jar Jar Binks.
2001Is best friends in real life with "Scrubs" (2001) co-star Donald Faison, who plays Turk.
2001Directed the music video "Chariot" for singer Gavin DeGraw. Zach Braff's real-life friend and "Scrubs" (2001) cast mate, Donald Faison, also made a cameo in the video.
2001Close friend with "Scrubs" (2001) co-star Sarah Chalke.
2001The actor has cut a one-year deal with "Scrubs" (2001) producer ABC TV Studio that will pay him about $350,000 per episode for the 2007-2008 season.
2001On "Scrubs" (2001), Braff's character is often called by various girl's names. Ironically, his first TV role was in an after school special called "CBS Schoolbreak Special" (1984) (Episode: My Summer as a Girl), in which he poses as a girl to get a summer job.
2001His alma mater, Columbia High School, is in a town (Maplewood, NJ) adjacent to (and is a de facto rival of) Millburn, where Zach's "Scrubs" (2001) co-star John C. McGinley grew up and attended high school. Actress Anne Hathaway also attended Millburn High.
2001Went to film school with Janae Bakken; they now work together on "Scrubs" (2001).
2004Won a Grammy in February of 2005 for "Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture" for Garden State (2004), on which he served as the compilation producer.
2004According to an article in The Chicago Sun-Times, when Braff won his Best First Feature Independent Spirit Award for Garden State (2004), his father jumped up from a back table in the room and yelled, "That's my kid!".
2004He has gained praise at film festivals for his directorial debut, Garden State (2004).
2004Some of the events in Garden State (2004) (which Braff wrote and directed) are quirky, exaggerated derivatives of occurrences in his real life.
2004When he sent the script for Garden State (2004) to people, he would also send them a copy of the songs (which he handpicked) that would eventually be the soundtrack. This was in the order in which they appeared.
2004Is a die-hard fan of the show "Lost" (2004).
2004Per his request that she contribute a song to the soundtrack of Garden State (2004), his ex-girlfriend Bonnie Somerville recorded the song "Winding Road" for the film.
2006Mandy Moore accompanied him to the Golden Globes in 2006.
2006Had a small uncredited cameo as a worker in the homeless shelter in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). That film was directed by Gabriele Muccino, who worked with Zach on The Last Kiss (2006).
2006His right leg is an eighth of an inch longer than his left, which led to a herniated disk in late 2006.