Zach Braff is an American actor. He is also a filmmaker. In the 2000s, he became best known for starring as J. D. on the television series Scrubs. His performance here earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. During this period, he made his directorial debut in the movie Garden State, for which he also starred in opposite Natalie Portman. His work in the movie earned him widespread acclaim. In the 2010s, he starred in the films The High Cost of Living and In Dubious Battle. He also starred in and directed the film Wish I Was Here. As of 2018, he plays the lead in the new series Alex, Inc.