Birth Date: April 6, 1975 / Age: 40
Birth Place: South Orange, New Jersey
Biography: Braff was born in South Orange, New Jersey, USA. He holds a degree in film from Northwestern University. 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.
Braff wrote, directed, produced and starred in 2004's Garden State. 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 the Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture" for Garden State, on which he served as the compilation producer.
In 2005, Braff appeared on Punk'd, MTV's prank show. First, his Scrubs co-star Donald Faison came up to Ashton Kutcher and said, "Listen, we got to get Zach Braff." And Ashton Kutcher said, "All right, let's do it." Later (with Ashton Kutcher's help), he was Punk'd by Donald Faison when a gang of kids led by Rob Pinkston vandalized Braff's brand new $100,000 Porsche with fake spray paint after Braff and Faison declined to buy them some beer.