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Zach Galifianakis shows off dramatic weight loss at 'Birdman' premiere

Zach Galifianakis shows off dramatic weight loss at 'Birdman' premiere

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) --Zach Galifianakis showed up to the NYC premiere of "Birdman" premiere on Monday looking considerably slimmer than he usually does.
Veronica Linares
Michael Keaton and Edward Norton say they won't rule out roles in future superhero films

Michael Keaton and Edward Norton say they won't rule out roles in future superhero films

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) --Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, who have played Batman and Bruce Banner on the big screen, say they won't rule out ever appearing in other superhero movies.
Karen Butler
Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. comedy 'Baskets' to air on FX

Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. comedy 'Baskets' to air on FX

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) --FX has ordered 10 episodes of Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. clown comedy "Baskets."
Annie Martin
Emma Stone debuts short hair at premiere of 'Birdman'

Emma Stone debuts short hair at premiere of 'Birdman'

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Emma Stone debuted a bob haircut with side-swept bangs at the premiere of her new movie, "Birdman," at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.
Annie Martin
Michael Keaton plots comeback in new 'Birdman' trailer

Michael Keaton plots comeback in new 'Birdman' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --Michael Keaton stars as Riggan Thompson, a washed-up actor who used to portray superhero Birdman, who plots to make his comeback in a Broadway play.
Annie Martin
Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson star in 'Are You Here' trailer

Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson star in 'Are You Here' trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) --Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson play best friends in the debut trailer for the movie "Are You Here."
Aileen Graef
Sebelius: 'We definitely saw Galifianakis bump' on Obamacare

Sebelius: 'We definitely saw Galifianakis bump' on Obamacare

March 31 (UPI) -- Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says President Barack Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" caused a "bump" in healthcare enrollment.
Aileen Graef
Obama to talk Obamacare on 'Ellen'

Obama to talk Obamacare on 'Ellen'

March 19 (UPI) -- Obama will sit down with Ellen DeGeneres for the first time since he became president.
Kate Stanton
Carney: Dignity of the presidency was not 'damaged' by Funny or Die skit

Carney: Dignity of the presidency was not 'damaged' by Funny or Die skit

March 11 (UPI) -- The White House press secretary told reporters that Barack Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" drove traffic to Healthcare.gov.
Kate Stanton
Obama plugs healthcare on Galifianakis' online talk show

Obama plugs healthcare on Galifianakis' online talk show

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama reached out to online viewers of "Hangover" franchise star Zach Galifianakis, visiting his parody interview show to discuss healthcare.
Zach Galifianakis to star in pilot for FX network

Zach Galifianakis to star in pilot for FX network

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Zach Galifianakis is moving over to the small screen.
Veronica Linares
Bradley Cooper talks about his 'American Hustle' look

Bradley Cooper talks about his 'American Hustle' look

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Actor Bradley Cooper says he and director David O. Russell gave a lot of thought to that tight, curly hairdo his FBI agent character, Richie DeMasso, sports in the 1970s-set dramedy, "American Hustle."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Zack Galifianakis debuts 'Between Two Ferns: Happy Holidays Edition'

Zack Galifianakis debuts 'Between Two Ferns: Happy Holidays Edition'

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Zack Galifianakis returned to host a Christmas edition of Between Two Ferns with a special episode featuring Samuel L. Jackson in sweatpants, Tobey Maguire and musical guest Arcade Fire.
Veronica Linares
Bradley Cooper talks Wolf Pack evolution by 'Hangover 3'

Bradley Cooper talks Wolf Pack evolution by 'Hangover 3'

Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper says "The Hangover Part III," the final installment of the big-screen comedy franchise, shows how much the characters have evolved as friends through the years.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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American actor Zach Galifianakis attends the premiere of "Hangover" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on June 10, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Zacharius Knight "Zach" Galifianakis (pronounced /ˌɡælɨfəˈnækɨs/ GAL-i-fə-NAK-iss; born October 1, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for his numerous film and television appearances including his own Comedy Central Presents special. While initially more of an "underground" comedian, he garnered mainstream attention in the early 2010s for his roles in the Todd Phillips-directed comedy films The Hangover and Due Date.

Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. His mother, Mary Francis (née Cashion), ran a community center for the arts, and his father, Harry Galifianakis, was a heating oil vendor who emigrated from Crete, Greece. Galifianakis was raised in his father's Greek Orthodox faith. He has two siblings, a younger sister, Merritt, and an older brother, Greg. His uncle, Nick Galifianakis, was a congressman from North Carolina between 1967 and 1973.

Galifianakis attended Wilkes Central High School, and subsequently North Carolina State University, where he majored in communication.

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