About Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis, full name Zachary Knight Galifianakis, is an American actor, stand-up comedian and pianist, known for a range of television and movie appearances, including his own special on Comedy Central Presents. Zach started his professional career in the mid-1990s, when he landed a role on television series Boston Common, and gained prominence in the early 2000s. Since then Galifianakis has featured on the number of prominent movies, television series and shows, such as Heartbreakers, Out Cold, late World with Zach, Tru Calling, Into the Wild, What Happens in Las Vegas, Super High Me, The Hangover, Bored to Death, Dinner for Schmucks, Due Date, Saturday Night Live and The Campaign. As for 2013, Zach Galifianakis net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Zach was born in North Carolina, in a family of Mary Frances and Harry Galifianakis. His mother ran a centre for arts, while his father worked as a heating oil vendor. Galifianakis ancestors from his father’s family line immigrated to the United States from Greece (hence his exotic and hardly pronounceable family name). He was the middle child in a family and has two siblings, Gregg and Merritt.
Zach is not the only famous man in his family. Nick Galifianakis, his uncle, was a prominent American politician, who served as a congressman for 6 years. Despite his personal achievements and the jobs done in the public sphere, Nick’s fortune never came close to Zach Galifianakis net worth. Zachary’s cousin, Nicholas Galifianakis, is a cartoonist, currently working for the Washington Post.
The career in entertainment business, which eventually boosted Zach Galifianakis net worth to millions of dollars, started in 1996. That year he was cats for the role of Deuce on situation comedy series Boston Common. Following this, Zach joined the team of writers on Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, he was kicked out after just a couple of weeks. The young comedian was not going to give up easily and soon his efforts started giving results. In the early 2000s Galifianakis landed his first major role in a movie. In the cult comedy film Out Could, which reached the cinemas in 2001, Zach portrayed Luke, one of the snowboarding bodies living in Alaska. Following this the actor has featured in the vast number of TV series and comedy movies, but none of them has brought Zach a wider critical acclamation.
Galifianakis received his first prestigious award for the performance in Hangover. In this comedy he portrayed one of the three friends, who go to Las Vegas to celebrate a bachelor party. This role garnered Zach MTV Movie Award for Best Comedian Performance and earned him two prestigious nominations: one for Houston Film Critics Society Award for the Best Supporting Actor and one for MTV Movie Award for the Best Breakthrough Performance.