Curious about Zach Galifianakis’ height, movies, and wife? Read on to find out everything you want to know about the comedic actor.
Who is Zach Galifianakis?
Zach is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He’s best known for playing the Alan in The Hangover movies. Alan’s man-baby antics cemented Galifianakis as a comedy legend.
His popular Funny or Die web series, Between Two Ferns, has been optioned into a Netflix film. In the series, Zach awkwardly interviews people like Brad Pitt, Barack Obama, and Natalie Portman.
Prior to his career success, he attended North Carolina State University, but he didn’t graduate.
In the early 2000s, Galifianakis had a show on VH1 called Late World with Zach. From 2003-2005, he was on the drama Tru Calling. While working on a handful of television projects, Zach also performed stand-up comedy.
His stand-up eventually led to a recurring role as “Frisbee” on Comedy Central’s Reno 911 (2005-2007). But again, it was The Hangover (2009) that made Zach Galifianakis a breakout star.
How tall is Zach Galifianakis?
According to our sources, Zach Galifianakis is 5’7″ or 170cm tall. At five-foot-seven, he’s the same height as Jonah Hill and Tom Cruise.
He weighs approximately 190 pounds or 86kg.
Compared to the average American male, Zach is two inches shorter and ten pounds lighter.
What is Zach Galifinakis’ ethnicity?
Born on October 1, 1969, in North Carolina, Zach was introduced to the arts early. His mother, Mary Frances Galifianakis, was the owner of a community art center. She’s Scottish.
His father, Harry Galifianakis, was a heating oil vendor. As their surname suggests, he is Greek. In fact, Harry’s parents were emigrants from Crete, Greece.
Along with his siblings, Zach was baptized Greek Orthodox. Zach has a younger sister named Merritt. He also has an older brother named Greg.
The family seems pretty tight. Cameras caught Zach and Merritt taking his newborn son for a walk around L.A. back in 2013. Unlike their famous brother, Zach’s siblings aren’t in the spotlight. There’s very little public information about either of them.
What movies has he starred in?
While he’s best known for his role in The Hangover films (2009-2013), Galifianakis has other popular projects.
His talk show, Between Two Ferns, earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. In 2017, he was also nominated for an Emmy for his acting in the FX comedy Baskets (2016-2019).
Of course, the Emmy Awards aren’t the only time you may have seen Zach on the red carpet. He has starred in a lot of critically-acclaimed films, including Up in the Air (2009), Birdman (2014), and Queen Mimi (2015).
In the documentary, Queen Mimi, it’s revealed that Zach bought an apartment for a homeless octogenarian woman. The woman, Marie Haist, had been living in a Santa Monica laundromat for nearly 20 years. Clearly, Zach has a heart of gold.
Like many of our favorite modest actors, Galifianakis lends his voice to animated projects too. He voiced Felix/ Chet on Bob’s Burgers (2012-2017). He played the Joker in The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
Most recently, Zach took his show on the road, literally. He traveled with his crew across the country to conduct a series of celebrity interviews for Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019).
Who is Zach Galifianakis’ wife?
Yes, Zach Galifianakis married his wife, Quinn Lundberg in 2012. The two were a couple long before they tied the knot. Some sources claim they were high school sweethearts. However, they’re pretty private about their personal life, so we don’t know too many details about their marriage.
One thing we know for sure? She’s definitely taller than him.
Lundberg was a professional dancer and ballerina before co-founding the charity Growing Voices. The organization focuses on sustainability initiatives in developing nations.
Together, Lundberg and Galifianakis have two children.
Does he have any kids?
Yes, he has two young children with his wife, Quinn Lundberg. She gave birth to their son on September 7, 2013. Zach missed his movie premiere for Are You Here to attend the birth. In November of 2016, Lundberg delivered their second son.
Here he is chatting with Conan O’Brien about having a redheaded son. Similar to his marriage though, he keeps his children shielded from Hollywood.
With Zach’s Hollywood career, Quinn’s philanthropic work, and two kids under 7, they certainly stay busy.
What’s Zach Galifianakis’ net worth?
As of 2019, Galifianakis is worth an estimated $20 million. Since becoming a household name back in 2009, the actor continues to be in high demand.
What do you think about Zach’s road to success? He knows how to make us laugh. That’s for sure.
Mark Alan Effinger says
One of my very favorite comics. And a pretty badass pianist as well.