Who is Zach Galifianakis?

Zach Galifianakis is an American actor, comedian, musician, and writer who is well-known for playing the iconic role of Alan Garner in the American comedy movie series, ‘The Hangover’ trilogy. He has also won an Emmy Award with his talk show, ‘Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis’ and was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the 2016 American comedy-drama television series, ‘Baskets’. He is a well-known comedian performing outstanding comedic roles and is also known for winning the hearts of the public with his performance.

Quick Info 
Full NameZachary Knight Galifianakis
Date of Birth1 October 1969
Birth PlaceWilkesboro, North Carolina
ParentsMary Frances Galifianakis and Harry Galifianakis
Professionactor, comedian, musician and writer
PartnerQuinn Lundberg
SonRufus Emmanuel Lundberg
Net Worth$30 million

 

Bio

Zach Galifianakis’ full name is Zachary Knight Galifianakis. He was born on 1 October 1969 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina to his mother, Mary Frances Galifianakis who was a community arts center owner, and to his father, Harry Galifianakis who was a heating oil vendor. He was born and raised alongside an elder brother, Greg Galifianakis, and a younger sister, Merritt Galifianakis. Besides this, he is currently 51 years old with the zodiac sign of Libra.

 

Nationality and Physical Stats

Zach Galifianakis holds an American nationality and belongs to Greek descent from his father’s side whereas belongs to Scottish, English, Welsh, French Huguenot, and Irish descent from his mother’s side. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.7m/170cms) tall and weighs around 86kgs (190lbs). Moreover, he has an average build body type with a pair of blue-colored eyes and lights brown colored hair.

 

Education

Zach Galifianakis studied in the Wilkes Central High School situated in Moravian Falls, North Carolina from where he completed his high-school. For further studies, he studied in the North Carolina State University situated in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated with a major in communications.

 

Personal Life

Zach Galifianakis started dating the co-founder of the ‘Growing Voices’ charity, Quinn Lundberg in the year 2010. The couple stayed together and got married two years later in 2012. They were blessed with a baby boy, Rufus Emmanuel Lundberg in the year 2013 and they have been together ever since.

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Social

Zach Galifianakis is active on social media platforms. His official Twitter account (@galifinakisz) has over 3.2 million followers and his supposed Instagram account (@zach_galifianakis) has over 19 thousand followers but the account has not been verified yet. Likewise, his Facebook page (Zach Galifianakis) has over 44 thousand followers and likes but the page has not been verified yet.

 

Career

Film

Zach Galifianakis made his debut in the world of entertainment when he played a small role of a pathetic guy in the 1999 movie, ‘Flushed’. Later in the year 2001, he played small roles in movies like ‘Heartbreakers’, ‘Bubble Boy’, ‘Corky Romano’ and ‘Out Cold’. Likewise, he played the role of Weird Wally in ‘Below’ and the role of Santa in the 2002 short film, ‘Stella Shorts’. He has also appeared as himself in the 2005 stand-up tour documentary, ‘The Comedians of Comedy’, 2005 self-released stand-up DVD, ‘Zach Galifianakis: Look Who It Isn’t’, the 2006 stand-up special, ‘Zach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Onion’ and in the 2007 stand-up tour concert video, ‘The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour’.

With this, he was popular among the public and later went on to star in movies like, ‘Into the Wild’ (2007), ‘What Happens in Vegas’ (2008), ‘Visioneers’ (2008), ‘The Ballad of G.I. Joe’ (2009) and ‘Gigantic’ (2009). He also played the role of the iconic Alan Garner in ‘The Hangover’ trilogy in the years 2009, 2011, and 2013. Likewise, he has appeared in movies like ‘G-Force’, ‘Up in the Air’, ‘Operation: Endgame’, ‘Little Fish, Strange Pond’ and ‘Youth in Revolt’ in the year 2009, ‘Dinner for Schmucks’, ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ and ‘Due Date’ in the year 2010, ‘The Muppets’ in 2011.

‘Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’ in 2012, ‘Are You Here’ and ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ in the year 2014, ‘Masterminds’ and ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ in the year 2016, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’, ‘Batman is Just Not That Into You’ and ‘Tulip Fever’ in the year 2017, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in the year 2018 and ‘The Sunlit Night’ and ‘Missing Link’ in the year 2019. He has also lent his voice when he played the role of Humpty Dumpty in the 2011 movie, ‘Puss in Boots’ and made a cameo in the 2014 movie, ‘Muppets Most Wanted’. Furthermore, he has also produced and starred in movies like ‘The Campaign’ in 2012 and ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ in 2019.

Zach GalifianakisTelevision

Zach Galifianakis has had a fair share on television alongside his movie career. He has appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Wonder Showzen’ in 2006, ‘The Sarah Silverman Program’ in 2007, ‘Funny or Die Presents’ in 2010, ‘The Chris Gethard Show’ and the ‘Kroll Show’ in 2013, ‘The Simpsons’ and ’TripTank’ in 2014 and ‘Bajillion Dollar Propertie$’ in 2016. Likewise, he has appeared for 2 episodes in ‘Big Mouth’ (2020), ‘Tom Goes to the Mayor’ (2006),

Likewise, ‘American Dad!’ (2009-2010) and ‘Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories’ (2013-2014), 3 episodes in ‘Saturday Night Live’ (2010-2013), 4 episodes in ‘Reno 911!’ (2005-2007), 5 episodes in ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ (2012-2016), ‘Apartment 2F’ (1997) and ‘Boston Common’ (1996-1997), 7 episodes in ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’ (2007-2010), 9 episodes of ‘Dog Bites Man’ (2006), 11 episodes in ‘Bob’s Burgers’ (2012-2017), 12 episodes in ‘Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!’ (2013-2014), 22 episodes in ‘Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis’ (2008-present), 24 episodes in ‘Bored to Death’ (2009-2011), 27 episodes in ‘Tru Calling’ (2003-2005), 36 episodes in ‘Late World with Zach’ (2002) and 40 episodes in ‘Baskets’ (2016-2019).

Video Games

Zach Galifianakis lent his voice when he played the role of Ben in the 2009 movie-based video game, ‘G-Force’.

Music Videos

Zach Galifianakis can be seen playing the role of Fiona Apple in Fiona Apple’s 2007 song, ‘Not About Love’. He has appeared as a wizard in My Morning Jacket’s 2012 song, ‘Outta My System’ and has appeared as himself in Kanye West’s ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ in 2007 and The Lonely Island’s ‘Spring Break Anthem’ om 2013.

 

Achievements

Zach Galifianakis has won the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards’ Best Acting Ensemble award and the Screen Actos Guild Awards’ Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award in the year 2015 for his work in ‘Birdman’. Likewise, he has won the MTV Movie and TV Awards’ Best Comedic Performance award for his work in ‘The Hangover’ in the year 2010. Furthermore, he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Streamy Awards for his work in ‘Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis’.

 

Zach GalifianakisNet Worth

As of the year 2020, Zach Galifianakis has an approximate net worth of $30 million.

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