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Garner, Braff get People's Choice nods

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Jennifer Garner and Zach Braff have been nominated as big-and small-screen favorites for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards.

Portman enjoyed time in 'Garden State'

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Natalie Portman says she was happy to act in a small, quirky film such as "Garden State" after starring in a series of recent Hollywood blockbusters.

Braff to direct, produce after 'Scrubs'

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- "Scrubs" star Zach Braff says he expects to concentrate on filmmaking or TV producing rather than acting after his sit-com eventually comes to an end.

Finalists named for 2004 Humanitas Prize

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- "Dirty Pretty Things," "Finding Nemo" and "Seabiscuit" were named Wednesday as feature-film finalists for the 2004 Humanitas Prize.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Miramax, Fox Searchlight buy Garden State

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight Pictures and Miramax Films have agreed to share worldwide distribution rights to "Garden State."

"Scrubs" creator, writers to be honored

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- The creator of the NBC series "Scrubs" and the cast and two writers will be honored with the "Founder's Award" for diverse casting and story lines.

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PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Fools take over Bard's 'Twelfth Night'

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- When tomfoolery engulfs "Twelfth Night," as it does in the annual summer Shakespeare production in Central Park, the melancholy comedy becomes more lightweight
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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Actor Zach Braff arrives for the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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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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