Biography of Zach GalifianakisZachary Galifianakis is a vivid and charismatic comedian, popular actor, talented screenwriter and producer. We know him as Alan from The Hangover whom we remember for his effervescent sense of humor, eccentric actions and slightly careless appearance.
Childhood of Zach GalifianakisZach (Zachary) Galifianakis was born into an educated but ordinary Greek-Irish family. Apart from him, the family has two other children - his brother, Greg, and his sister, Merritt. Zachary's mother worked in an arts center, and his father was a heating oil vendor.
Acting Career of Zach Galifianakis. The Highs and LowsThe first three years in New York were quite challenging for Zach Galifianakis: cheap rented apartment, neighbors (alcoholics and drug addicts), badly paid job and no perspectives.
Disappointed in life, Zach started to look for any job that could at least somehow satisfy his ambitions and cover his needs. That's how he ended up on Times Square where he gave small stand-up shows next to a fast food shop. It helped him to gain at least some audience, make some extra money and have some burgers for free. But even such plebeian (in his parents' view) work bore its fruits in the future. He became good at improvising and later used this skill for creating new plots.
The year 1999 marked the beginning of Zack's professional acting career. He started with secondary roles in films and TV shows. He portrayed a courier in The King and I, a pathetic guy in the picture Flushed, and Bill in the comedy Heartbreakers. However, Zach Galifianakis became famous mainly as a comedian, an alternative comedian in particular, and not an actor. In 2001, he started to produce his own show on Comedy Central by inviting little-known comedians from humor underground.
Zach Galifianakis and The HangoverInterestingly, but a year before he played in the comedy about adventures of a groom and his friends in Las Vegas that instantly became the cult comedy, he appeared in the picture with a similar plot What Happens in Vegas. In that film, the actor portrayed one of the supporting characters. This time, he got a chance to play one of the lead characters.
Private Life of Zach Galifianakis. A Handsome Bearded ManDespite his natural charm and charisma, the actor has never considered himself a womanizer. On the contrary, the short and well-nourished man always felt a little uncomfortable in a company of young beauties. That's why he didn't pick an actress to be his wife but an ordinary (but pretty cute) employee of a charity fund, Quinn Lundberg, who was 12 years younger than him. Even though he became very popular and successful in his prime, he remained faithful to his spouse.
In 2013, Quinn gave birth to a son, so the actor had to miss the premiere of the third part of The Hangover. In December of 2016, he became a father for the second time. A name of a newborn son is Rufus Emmanuel Lundberg. Currently, Zach and his family live in North Carolina.