43 Facts About Zach Galifianakis

1. Zach Galifianakis told The New York Times that when he first came out to pursue his career in show business, he lived in a car—and it wasn't even his own car.

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2. Zach Galifianakis has admitted to trying to get himself fired from the short-lived drama series Tru Calling by slinging some cruelty at those around him.

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3. In 2009, Zach Galifianakis landed his most famous role to date: He starred alongside Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms in the 2009 hit comedy The Hangover.

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4. In 2008, Zach Galifianakis became widely known for a series of internet shorts for Absolut Vodka; the low-budget films became viral hits.

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5. In 1997, Zach Galifianakis made his television debut as Bobby on the short-lived NBC sitcom Boston Common.

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6. Zach Galifianakis was born on October 1, 1969, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to parents Harry and Mary Galifianakis.

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7. In 2009, Zach Galifianakis handled his most renowned part to date when he featured close by Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms in the 2009 hit drama The Hangover.

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8. Zach Galifianakis graduated from the Wilkes Central High School and studied communication major at  North Carolina State University.

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9. Zach Galifianakis befriended an octogenarian homeless woman who was living in a Santa Monica laundromat for 18 years.

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10. Zach Galifianakis owns a farm in northeastern Alleghany County, North Carolina, and splits his time between the farm and his work.

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11. Zach Galifianakis was once contacted by Nike to do promos for them, but it didn't move forward.

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12. Zach Galifianakis wrote for "Saturday Night Live" for a whole two weeks in 1997.

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13. Zach Galifianakis was acting onscreen for over 13 years before rising to fame with "The Hangover.

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14. Zach Galifianakis spends his off time at his house in the mountains of North Carolina—his home state.

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15. Zach Galifianakis married Quinn Lundberg in August 2012, and the couple has two children.

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16. Zach Galifianakis received a Primetime Emmy Award as a producer of the show at 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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17. Zach Galifianakis befriended a homeless woman in her 80s who was living in a Santa Monica laundromat for 18 years.

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18. Zach Galifianakis said, "My farm is a place that I get to think clearly and pretend to know what I am doing.

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19. Zach Galifianakis received critical praise for his performance in the 2014 film Birdman or, in which he starred with Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

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20. Zach Galifianakis was prominently advertised in subsequent films that featured him in supporting roles, such as G-Force, Youth in Revolt and Up in the Air.

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21. Zach Galifianakis has a series of videos on the Funny or Die website titled Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis where he conducts interviews with popular celebrities between two potted ferns.

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22. Zach Galifianakis guest-starred in the episode of the Comedy Central show The Sarah Silverman Program as Fred the Homeless Guy.

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23. Zach Galifianakis began acting on television, guest-starring in Boston Common and joined Saturday Night Live as a writer but lasted only two weeks.

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24. Zach Galifianakis has a younger sister, Merritt, and an older brother, Greg.

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25. Zach Galifianakis currently stars in the FX series Baskets for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016.

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26. Zach Galifianakis is the host of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis on the Funny or Die website.

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27. Zach Galifianakis is Mr Link: the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast who Sir Lionel discovers.

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28. Zach Galifianakis voices the title creature, with Hugh Jackman as Sir Lionel Frost, an explorer who takes him on a quest to Shangri-La.

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29. Zach Galifianakis debuted his remarkable weight loss as he attended the Birdman screening at the New York Film Festival over the weekend.

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30. Zach Galifianakis is Mr Link: the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast upon whom Sir Lionel's dreams depend.

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31. Zach Galifianakis stars as the voice of Mr Link; Chris Butler wrote and directed.

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32. Zach Galifianakis is a tender-hearted Bigfoot in first trailer for Laika's Missing Link.

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33. Zach Galifianakis is bigfoot, an enormous, 8-foot tall creature in the newest film from Hillsboro-based Laika.

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34. Zach Galifianakis got her an apartment across the street from the laundromat.

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35. Zach Galifianakis owns a farm in Sparta in northeastern Alleghany County, North Carolina, and splits his time between the farm and his work.

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36. On the day of the election, Zach Galifianakis made a video endorsing Clark's campaign.

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37. Zach Galifianakis starred in the HBO series Bored to Death and hosted Saturday Night Live on March 6, 2010 during the show's 35th season, during which he shaved his beard mid-show for a sketch, and closed the show wearing a fake one.

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38. That same year, Zach Galifianakis appeared in a web video series of advertisements for Absolut vodka, along with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creating a parody of the Golden Girls in which one has a deep anger issue, breaking the fourth wall in exasperation and outright violence on the set.

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39. Zach Galifianakis starred in first leading role in the independent film Visioneers which played in select cities in 2008.

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40. In June 2006, Zach Galifianakis released the single "Come On and Get It", a comedic hip-hop dance song which features Apple's vocals.

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41. In 2006, Zach Galifianakis appeared in Fiona Apple's music video for the song "Not About Love", where he is seen lip-synching the lyrics to the song.

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42. Zach Galifianakis played Alan Finger on the Comedy Central show Dog Bites Man, a fake news program that caught people during candid moments thinking they were being interviewed by a real news crew.

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43. Zach Galifianakis attended Wilkes Central High School, and subsequently attended but did not graduate from North Carolina State University, where he was a communication major.

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