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Born:
October 1, 1969 Wilkesboro, North Carolina, US.

Comedian, Actor, and Writer

Zacharius Knight Galifianakis attended North Carolina State University, pursuing a degree in Communication and Film. He failed a course before graduation and left for New York City in 1992.

Personal life

Galifianakis (Greek: Ζαχαρίας Γαλυφιανάκης) was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. His mother, Mary Frances, ran a community center for the arts, and his father, Harry Galifianakis, was an oil heating vendor who immigrated from Greece at the age of three. Galifianakis was raised in his father's Greek Orthodox faith, but now says he "isn't sure" on the subject of religion.

He is a graduate of Wilkes Central High School, and he attended North Carolina State University, pursuing a degree in Communication and Film. He failed a course by one point before graduation and left for New York City in 1992.

In 2008, Zach appeared in a web video series of advertisements for Absolut vodka, along with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, playing a character who shouts in an aggravated manner in a light-hearted setting. He also just completed the pilot Speed Freaks for Comedy Central.

Zach Galifianakis was featured in Fiona Apple's music video for the song "Not About Love", numerous televison roles, Comedy Central and starred in the hit comedies Hangover (2009), Youth in Revolt, Dinner for Schmucks, It's Kind of a Funny Story and Due Date (2010).

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