Zach Braff is an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his starring role as Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian on the television dramedy series Scrubs, from 2001-2010.
He is also known for having written, starred in and directed the 2004 feature film Garden State. The film garnered numerous awards and Zach received a WGA nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
He also earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, a nomination for Best First Screenplay, was awarded Best Directorial Debut by the National Board of Review, was named Breakthrough Director by the Hollywood Film Festival and Most Promising Filmmaker by the Chicago Film Critics Association.
As an actor, Zach was nominated for a 2005 Primetime Emmy Award and a 2005, 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of J.D. on Scrubs.
His filmography includes roles in The Broken Hearts Club, Getting to Know You and Manhattan Murder Mystery, in which he plays Woody Allen and Diane Keaton's son. He can also be heard as the voice of Chicken Little in the animated Disney flick.
Zach also stars in Dreamworks' The Last Kiss and The Weinstein Company's The Ex. His stage experience includes 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, Zach studied theatre acting while writing and directing his own short films.