Everyone has a warped vision of Hollywood and what success in Hollywood is like. Ted Casablanca, when asked what he thinks of studio heads] They put all this money into these huge movies, and then no one goes to see them . [6/25/07, on his My Blog] I'm not sure when or why the tabloid angle on me was decided that I am a cad.
[on his My Blog] [25 June 2007] [on his mother's conversion to Judaism] Well, my mom converted - she was Protestant - so she doesn't have any of the stereotypical attributes of a Jewish mother. I got all the benefits of having an amazing Jewish mom without having any of the annoying things. I think - not to push this on anyone - that this is the life we have.
There is no afterlife and there's no cloud that we get to sit on and read the paper.
When I fold that into the search for my own spirituality, I want to seize the day.
Zach Braff was born and raised in South Orange, New Jersey, to Anne Hutchinson (Maynard), a clinical psychologist, and Harold Irwin Braff, a trial attorney.
His father is from a Jewish family (from Russia and Austria), while Zach's mother, who is from a Yankee family with deep roots in New England, converted to Judaism. He just completed directing the New Line/ Warner Bros.
Zach attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, and also graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in film. feature "Going In Style" starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. Zach's father, Harold Irwin "Hal" Braff, is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from a family from Austria and Russia).
Zach's mother, born Anne Hutchinson Maynard, is from a family of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry (Anne converted to Judaism).
Through his mother's line, Zach is a ninth cousin of politician Mitt Romney.
Zach and Mitt are both descendants of Francis Nurse (c. [on working with Woody Allen] That was a very surreal experience: I had studied the script right down to the punctuation marks, and then he would say, "We're not going to say what's on the page, and you don't really have to, either. Not just because she is beautiful, because obviously she is, but she is a wonderful actress who hasn't had a chance in a long time to show the world how talented she is.
1619-1695), and of his wife, Rebecca Nurse (1621-1692), a woman who was hanged in the Salem, Massachusetts, witch trials, after being falsely accused of practicing witchcraft. Everyone has an idea that they think would be a great movie. Then, everyone in town passes on my little movie, and it does really well.
Ironically, his first TV role was in an after school special called CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984) (Episode: My Summer as a Girl), in which he poses as a girl to get a summer job. Everyone has a cousin who they think you should work with. My mother's a psychologist, my stepfather's a psychologist, my stepmother is a therapist and my dad's a lawyer. I don't know anyone who doesn't know someone on some form of prescription medicine.