- Zach Braff became a household name after starring in the sitcom ‘Scrubs’
- He also works as a writer/director, with 2004’s ‘Garden State’ being his first film
- The star dated Florence Pugh, whom he directed in 2023’s ‘A Good Person’
Zach Braff has carved himself an incredible career in Hollywood, finding success as an actor, director and writer. First finding a legion of fans by playing the hilariously neurotic J.D. on the the sitcom Scrubs, Zach would parlay his fame into writing and directing 2004’s Garden State, with himself and Natalie Portman in the lead roles. While he continued to slay in Tinseltown, he also managed to earn a pilot license, start a podcast with Scrubs costar Donald Faison and date a bevy of beautiful women! From musicians to models to acting ingenues, let’s take a look at all the ladies who stole Zach’s heart, below!
Fresh off her romance with tennis star Andy Roddick, Mandy Moore started a romance with Zach in 2004. The two seemed like a perfect match, keeping their relationship quiet at first and then going all in once it was public: Zach invited Mandy to do a guest appearance on Scrubs, while Mandy wrote songs about him on her album Wild Hope.
“It’s just nice to be with anyone who’s supportive of what you do and proud of you and respects you and respects your work,” Mandy said of the couple to Cosmopolitan in 2006. “I feel lucky to be with someone who’s like that. I guess he understands how hectic it gets and why I’m so tired after work.”
Shortly after Mandy spoke with the outlet, she and Zach broke up. In the aftermath, Mandy said, “We weren’t like a big ‘going out’ couple. But when the relationship ended, it was ‘a bummer.’” per People. She added that the breakup was the icing on a “the really bad cake. The burned cake.” Zach, in turn, said he was swearing off famous women after the split. “I don’t want to date the super-famous girls,” he said on The Howard Stern Show in 2014. “Remember, I did that once before when I dated Mandy Moore and it was not a good, I didn’t like it.”
First appear at Zach Braff’s Girlfriend History: From Mandy Moore to Florence Hugh, Here’s Who He’s Dated