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Zach Galifianakis

Zacharius Knight "Zach" Galifianakis (born October 1, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for his numerous film and television appearances including his own Comedy Central Presents special. While initially more of an "underground" comedian, he has garnered mainstream attention for his role in the Todd Phillips-directed comedy film The Hangover. Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. His mother, Mary Francis (née Cashion), ran a community center for the arts, and his father, Harry Galifianakis, was a heating oil vendor. Galifianakis' grandfather emigrated from Crete, Greece. Galifianakis was baptized in his father's Greek Orthodox faith. He has two siblings, a younger sister, Merritt, and an older brother, Greg. His uncle, Nick Galifianakis, was a congressman from North Carolina between 1967 and 1973. Galifianakis attended Wilkes Central High School, and subsequently North Carolina State University.

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Zach Galifianakis -- My 'Hangover' Date's 87 and Not Homeless (Anymore)

Zach Galifianakis
'Hangover' Date Is 87 & Not Homeless (Anymore)

Stu: So, uh, are you sure you're qualified to be taking care of that baby?Alan: What are you talking about? I've found a baby before.Stu: You found a baby before? Where?Alan: Coffee Bean. Zach… READ MORE >

Zach Galifianakis -- Is That a Black Eye?!

Zach Galifianakis
Is That a Black Eye?!

Zach Galifianakis ... who hurt you? The "Hangover" star rolled up to Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend sporting what appears to be a bruise on his right eye. We called Zach's rep multiple times… READ MORE >

- 643 days ago
'Lost' Creator to January Jones: You Suck at Acting!

'Lost' Creator to January Jones:
You Suck at Acting!

Another Hollywood bigshot is ripping January Jones in public -- this time, "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof went after the actress for "sucking" at her role in the new X-Men flick. Lindelof went… READ MORE >

- 1049 days ago
Zach vs. Ed: Who'd You Rather?

Zach vs. Ed
Who'd You Rather?

"Hangover Part II" buds Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms got chummy at the film's premiere in L.A. this week.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1058 days ago
Zach Galifianakis SLAMS January Jones

Zach Galifianakis
SLAMS January Jones

It's safe to say Zach Galifianakis is NOT the father of January Jones' mystery baby -- because Zach says the "Mad Men" star was so rude to him the first time they met -- he CUSSED HER OUT. Zach… READ MORE >

- 1063 days ago
Bill Clinton Films Cameo for 'The Hangover 2'

Bill Clinton
Films Cameo For 'The Hangover 2'

Mel Gibson was persona non grata on "The Hangover 2" set ... but not so with Former President Bill Clinton, whom TMZ has now confirmed just shot a cameo. Bubba was spotted on the set in Thailand… READ MORE >

- 1252 days ago
'Hangover 2' -- Crazy Secret Pics from the Set

'Hangover 2'
Crazy Secret Pics From the Set

Here's the deal -- TMZ has obtained some pretty badass photos from the set of "Hangover 2." They were shot last night in Thailand ... and they're hilarious ... but they could spoil a thing or two… READ MORE >

- 1256 days ago
'Hangover 2' Pics -- Face Tattoos and Buzz Cuts

'Hangover 2' Pics -- Face Tattoos and Buzz Cuts

You made a wise choice ...Here are the pics from the Thailand set of "Hangover 2" -- showing Ed Helms with a Mike Tyson-esque face tattoo and Zach Galifianakis with a shaved head. * MORE SPOILER… READ MORE >

- 1256 days ago
Galifianakis and Cooper -- Weathering the Storm

Galifianakis and Cooper
Weathering the Storm

Days after  Mel Gibson was axed from "The Hangover 2" thanks to cast pressure -- co-stars Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis teamed up for a for a different reason ... to party in… READ MORE >

- 1273 days ago
Hypocrisy On 'The Hangover 2' Set

Hypocrisy
On 'The Hangover 2' Set

Looks like it was your garden-variety peer pressure that torpedoed Mel Gibson's cameo on "The Hangover 2."Multiple sources connected with the production tell TMZ ... director Todd Phillips cast… READ MORE >

- 1276 days ago

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