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Zachary Knight Galifianakis
Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
Stand-Up Comedian, Actor and Writer.
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Zachary Knight Galifianakis (born October 1, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, and writer who came to prominence with his Comedy Central Presents special in 2001 and presented his own show called Late World with Zach on VH1 the following year. He has also starred in films, such as The Hangover trilogy (2009–2013), Due Date (2010), The Campaign (2012), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Masterminds (2016), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
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Harry Galifianakis (Was A Heating Oil Vendor.)
Mary Frances (née Cashion) (Ran A Community Center For The Arts.)
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Zachary Knight "Zach" Galifianakis (/ˌɡælɨfəˈnækɨs/ GAL-i-fə-NAK-iss; born October 1, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian and actor known for his film and television appearances including his own Comedy Central Presents special. He has garnered attention for his role as Alan Garner in The Hangover trilogy, directed by Todd Phillips and in the road trip comedy Due Date.
Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. His mother, Mary Frances (née Cashion), ran a community center for the arts, and his father, Harry Galifianakis, was a heating oil vendor. Harry's parents Michael "Mike" Galifianakis and Sophia Kastrinakis emigrated from Crete, Greece, and Galifianakis was baptized in his father's Greek Orthodox faith. His mother is of English, Scottish, Welsh, French, and Irish descent. He has two siblings: a younger sister, Merritt, and an older brother, Greg. His cousin is Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis. His uncle, a politician, is also named Nick Galifianakis.
Galifianakis attended Wilkes Central High School, and subsequently attended but did not graduate from North Carolina State University, where he was a communications major.
Wilkes Central High School, Moravian Falls, North Carolina, United States
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States (Communication And Film Major Circa 1987, Did Not Graduate.)
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Alternative comedy, Observational Comedy, Musical Comedy, One-Liners, Deadpan, Black Comedy, Insult Comedy
Surreal Humor, Physical Comedy
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