Zach Braff is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who rose to fame through his role as J.D. on the medical comedy-drama Scrubs (2001-2010) with Donald Faison and Sarah Chalke. He made his feature film debut in 2002 by directing and starring in the cult classic Garden State, which also starred Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ian Holm. Garden State won him a number of awards. In addition to his acting work, he has directed and produced a number of films, including Wish I Was Here and Going in Style, and also wrote and directed the 2006 romantic comedy The Last Kiss. He has also appeared on the TV shows Cougar Town and Alex, Inc.