Won 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.
Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.
The 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 2007-08 season.
Graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in film
Father is an attorney, who also does stage work.
Is best friends in real life with "Scrubs" (2001) co-star Donald Faison, who plays Turk.
He has gained praise at film festivals for his directorial debut, Garden State (2004).
Brother, novelist Josh Braff, wrote "The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green."
Per 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.
Went to Film School with Janae Bakken, they now work together on Scrubs.
His father is of Russian heritage.
Also 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.
Some of the events in Garden State (2004) (which Braff wrote and directed) are quirky, exaggerated derivatives of occurrences in his real life.
Attended the same high school as Elisabeth Shue and Andrew Shue. In fact, he grew up around the corner from the Shue family.
According 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!".
Close friend with "Scrubs" (2001) co-star Sarah Chalke.
Is a die-hard fan of the show "Lost" (2004).
Directed 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.
The youngest of four children: Adam J. Braff, Joshua Braff (wife, Jill; children, Henry and Ella), and Shoshanna Braff.
His 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 Co-star John C. McGinley grew up and attended high school. Actress Anne Hathaway also attended Millburn High.
On "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.
Parents are divorced, each is remarried, and all get along with one another. Zach's "four parents" are all at Thanksgiving dinner together every year, with the four children, and the grandchildren.
His right leg is an eighth of an inch longer than his left, which led to a herniated disk in late 2006.
Mandy Moore accompanied him to the Golden Globes in 2006.