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Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing his last college class by one point. Zach got his ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Appeared in the Fiona Apple music video, "Not About Love". See more »

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6 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on the first R-rated movie he saw in a theater] - Hot Dog... The Movie (1984). I went with my friend but I told my mom I was gonna to go see Yentl (1983). She knew what we did. She picked us up at the theater afterwards and was like, "How was 'Yentl?'" She wanted a full report. I was like, "Well, you know mom, they're really not our people..." See more »


He is of Greek descent on his father's side. His mother's ancestry is English, Scottish, Welsh, French Huguenot, and Irish. See more »


Often plays strange, socially awkward characters. See more »

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Is Zach really gay? pouncemo
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Already talking about Hangover III ....are you kidding me? CoreyMatthews
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