Zach Galifianakis is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Before making it big in Hollywood, he appeared in small independent films and television series. He first came into prominence by starring in his own Comedy Central Presents episode in the year 2001. However, he became a household name after playing the Alan Garner role in the 2009 hit comedy film ‘The Hangover’. He bagged the ‘Best Comedic Performance’ award at the MTV Movie Awards for his brilliant performance in the film. In that same year, he played a huge role in the CGI-heavy movie called G-Force.
Later that year he also appeared in ‘Up in the Air’ and ‘Youth in Revolt’. The following year, he acted as one of the title characters in the movie ‘Dinner for Schmucks’. Then he starred in a string of movies that include ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’, ‘Due Date’ and ‘The Campaign’. Zach Galifianakis also voiced the character ‘Humpty Dumpty’ in the movie ‘Puss in Boots’. He reprised his role both the sequels of ‘The Hangover’, ‘The Hangover Part II’ and ‘The Hangover Part III’. In the year 2014, he made an appearance in the film, ‘Birdman’, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2016, he acted in two comedy movies named ‘Masterminds’ and ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’.
Currently he hosts the talk show Between ‘Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis’, which comes on the Funny or Die website. He has interviewed a number of noted celebrities such as Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Justin Bieber to name a few. He even had the former US President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at his show. Galifianakis is famous for his bizarre way of conducting interviews. Being the producer at the show, he got the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Zach Galifianakis Biography and Family –
Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina to Mary Frances and Harry Galifianakis. His mother was the owner of a community arts center and his father was a heating oil vendor. While his mother is of Scottish and English descent, his paternal grandparents were immigrants from Greece. Galifianakis was baptized in his childhood in a Greek orthodox church. He has two siblings, one elder brother called Greg and a younger sister called Merritt. He is the nephew of a former politician named Nick Galifianakis.
He tied the knot with Quinn Lundberg, a charity founder, in August, 2012. They have two sons together. The first one was born in 2013 and the second one was born in November, 2016.
Zach Galifianakis Total Net Worth in 2017 – $15-20 Million
The current net worth of Zach Galifianakis is approximately $15 Million to $20 million dollars.
Galifianakis did his schooling from Wilkes Central High School. Later he attended the North Carolina State University, where he studied communication. However, he failed to get his graduation degree. He then moved to New York City.
Business Model –
Apart from acting in movies, Zach Galifianakis is the host of the award winning talk show named Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, which airs on the Funny or Die website. He also produces and writes the dark comedy series Baskets on FX.
Galifianakis owns an 833 sq ft house in Los Angeles, California. He is seen riding a Vespa LX125 which costs around $1,200. He is also the owner of a farm in north-eastern Alleghany County, North Carolina.
Latest news –
Zach Galifianakis and his wife Quinn Lundberg became parents for the second time to a baby boy in November 2016, who is reportedly called Emmanuel Lundberg.
The Lego Batman Movie, where he gave voice to the Joker has earned pretty good profit at the box office. It is also one of the biggest releases of 2017.
Zach Galifianakis is certainly one of the most talented and versatile actors of Hollywood. Since the huge success of ‘The Hangover’, he never had to look back. Moreover, his humble personality and helpful nature has made him a favorite among the crowd. His journey from a struggling stand-up comedian to a prominent name in Hollywood is truly awe-inspiring.