How is Zach Galifianakis personally

Zach Galifianakis


  • First name Zacharius Knight
  • Name Galifianakis
  • Born October 1, 1969, Wilkesboro, North Carolina / USA
  • Libra zodiac sign
  • Years51
  • 1.73 m
  • Partner Quinn Lundberg (married)
  • KinderSohn (* 2013) Rufus Emmanuela (* 2016)

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Biography of Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis was born and raised in a small, idyllic North Carolina village. After high school, he toyed with the idea of ​​becoming an actor, but decided - for the sake of his parents - to study communication. At the university he never really got connected, instead tried - with little success - in acting. When he just missed his final college exam, he dropped out and went to New York to take acting classes.

From the village to New York to Los Angeles

When he got there, it wasn't his acting ambitions, but rather his humor that drove him. He performed stand-up comedy in hamburger shops, cafés, pubs and universities. In an interview, he looks back on the time: "As soon as I got off the stage, I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do. The next 35 shows were horrible, but that didn't matter. I went to every open mike , watched every show, took on every gig I could get. I had gigs in pubs where I stood on bar stools. Meanwhile, there was hockey games and everyone was just looking at the TV. I was literally trying to go against the TV yelling at to get people's attention. "

He earned his living by cleaning and waiting. After several years on the New York stage, Zach decided in 1997 to go to Los Angeles. Apparently he hadn't really thought it through because when he got to L.A. he had no roof over his head. He asked an auto mechanic to live in a car that needed repairs. Zach actually got a car, drove it around, lived and slept in it. After a few months he was able to Part in an NBC sitcom and several small film roles get hold of. He continued to do stand-up "wherever they let him". His persistence paid off, he slowly made a name for himself on the west coast and in 2002 the accolade for every comedian followed: Zach got his own late night show "Late World With Zach". But appearances were deceptive. The newly minted presenter missed his artistic freedom and separated from the broadcaster after only a few episodes.

Zach's trademark: the beard

About the end of his TV show and the way back to stand-up, Zach says, "If you lose your own show and then do stand-up in a bowling alley, here's what you can do: You can go crazy or get depressed. Or, which is the expected response from people, just walk away. I reacted differently: I grew a beard. "This is how the beard became an important part of his personal history and is now indispensable.

Let's go to Hollywood

After various film appearances and comedy shows, he has hosted the multiple Emmy award-winning since 2008 Fake interview series "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis". Sitting between two ferns, he conducts satirical interviews with (sometimes high-ranking) celebrities. Zach's international breakthrough came in 2009 with the Popular hit "Hangover". In the same year he starred opposite George Clooney in "Up in the Air". In 2014 he showed his skills in the star-studded and Oscar-winning black comedy "Birdman" and 2016 in History strip "Tulip Fever". Since 2016 he has also played the leading role in Comedy series "Baskets" which he also helped to develop and produce.

Zach Galifianakis private

Zach has been with the Founder of a charity Quinn Lundberg married. They had their first child together - a boy whose name has remained a secret to this day - in 2013. The second followed three years later Son of Rufus Emmanuel. Zach owns a farm near his home village in North Carolina where he spends a lot of time. He jokes, "My farm is where I go to think clearly and pretend I know what I'm doing."