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Zach Braff          

Award-Winning Actor & Filmmaker

Zach Braff has distinguished himself from his peers-not only as an actor, but as a writer and director. With his feature writing and directorial debut, "Garden State," Zach Braff revealed himself in all three capacities-acting, writing and directing. The film garnered numerous awards. On the writing side, Braff received a coveted WGA nomination for "Best Original Screenplay." The film has also garnered him an Independent Spirit Award for "Best First Feature" as well as a nomination for "Best First Screenplay." In addition, Braff was awarded "Best Directorial Debut" by the National Board of Review, "Breakthrough Director" by the Hollywood Film Festival and "Most Promising Filmmaker" by the Chicago Film Critics Association. With his hand-picked soundtrack including songs by Simon and Garfunkel, Coldplay and Frou Frou, Braff has also won a Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, TV or Other Visual Media." The album has sold over a million copies.

As an actor, Braff was nominated for a 2005 Primetime Emmy Award and a 2005, 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Dr. John "J.D." Dorian in NBC's comedy "Scrubs." His filmography includes roles in "The Last Kiss," "The Ex," "The Broken Hearts Club," "Getting to Know You" and "Manhattan Murder Mystery" in which he plays Woody Allen and Diane Keaton's son. Braff was featured in Tribeca Films "The High Cost of Living" for director Deborah Chow. The drama revolves around a man and woman who meet after a tragic accident.

Braff's stage experience includes the Second Stage Theatre's production of "Trust" in 2010 and in the summer of 2011, his first original play "All New People" debuted at The Second Stage Theatre. He was also seen in New York City's Public Theater productions of "Twelfth Night" and "Macbeth" with Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett.

A native of New Jersey and graduate of Northwestern University's film program, Braff studied theater acting while writing and directing his own short films.

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