Zach Braff

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated sitcom star and indie actor-writer-director Zach Braff first gained fame from his small-screen breakout role as J.D. on NBC's "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-08) before coming out of nowhere to win critical acclaim for his big-screen directorial debut on "Garden State" (2004). In addition to writing, directing and acting in his own film, Braff moved on to leading roles on "The Last Kiss" (2006) and "The Ex" (2007). Adept at being both in front of and behind the camera, Braff's comedy chops and everyman quality was often likened to an "Annie Hall"-era Woody Allen or a young Tom Hanks.