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Publicist: Zach Braff is 'still straight'

Publicist: Zach Braff is 'still straight'

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Zach Braff's publicist says the U.S. actor's old Web site has been hacked and a message attributed to him there claiming he is gay is a fake.
Goldberg, Alba named Tribeca fest jurors

Goldberg, Alba named Tribeca fest jurors

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera and Justin Bartha are to be jurors at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
Zach Braff says 'Scrubs' won't return

Zach Braff says 'Scrubs' won't return

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Actor and producer Zach Braff says his U.S. hospital sitcom "Scrubs," which recently finished its ninth season, will not return for a 10th.
'Scrubs,' 'Ted' get spots on ABC lineup

'Scrubs,' 'Ted' get spots on ABC lineup

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The hit U.S. comedy series "Scrubs" is to return for its ninth season this December, ABC said Friday.

ABC giving 'Scrubs' a ninth season

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- The hospital comedy series "Scrubs," along with star Zach Braff, will be back on ABC for another season, the U.S. TV network says.
Elmo, Grover & Oscar to appear on 'Scrubs'

Elmo, Grover & Oscar to appear on 'Scrubs'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- "Sesame Street" stars Elmo, Grover and Oscar the Grouch are to make guest appearances on an upcoming episode of the U.S. sit-com "Scrubs," ABC said Wednesday.
ABC: Zach Braff leaving 'Scrubs'

ABC: Zach Braff leaving 'Scrubs'

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Actor Zach Braff is to leave "Scrubs" at the end of the TV comedy's upcoming eighth season, showrunner Bill Lawrence said in Los Angeles.
Chalke to star in ads for no-wedgie undies

Chalke to star in ads for no-wedgie undies

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. television actress Sarah Chalke is set to star in an ad campaign for the new Hanes No Ride Up Panty, Hanes announced Thursday.
Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Organizers of Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards said dozens of Hollywood's biggest stars are planning to attend the upcoming show in Santa Monica, Calif.

Zach Braff's deal anything but scrubby

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- "Scrubs" star and Los Angeles resident Zach Braff could be in for a nice chuck of change as long as NBC renews the hospital comedy for a seventh season.

Mandy Moore says she was depressed

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Mandy Moore has revealed that she has struggled with bouts of depression.

Braff confesses to possible depression

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "Scrubs" star Zach Braff says he empathizes with the character he played in the U.S. film "Garden State" because he suffers from mild depression in real life.

Braff unsure of 'Scrubs' future

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Zach Braff says it is unclear if the sixth season of his TV sit-com, "Scrubs," will be his last.

'Last Kiss' is 1st film for 'OC' star

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Rachel Bilson says the chance to work with Zach Braff was a major reason she wanted to make her big-screen debut in "The Last Kiss."
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Zach Braff
Actor Zach Braff arrives for the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and director. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series Scrubs. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards for his work on Scrubs.

In 2004, Braff made his directorial debut with Garden State, a coming of age film. Braff returned to his home state New Jersey to shoot the film, which was produced for $2.5 million. The film made over $35 million at the box office and was praised by critics. Braff wrote the film, starred in it, and compiled the soundtrack record, for which he won a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album in 2005.

Braff was born in South Orange, New Jersey, to a Jewish family. His parents, Hal Braff, a trial attorney and sociology professor, and Anne Brodzinsky, a clinical psychologist, divorced and re-married others during Braff's childhood. One of his siblings, Joshua, is an author. Braff has wanted to be a filmmaker since his early childhood and has described it as his "life dream." Braff was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder at age 10.

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