Happy (belated) birthday to Zach Braff and Paul Rudd

Yesterday, April 6, was the birthday of two of our favorite Jewish celebrities – Zach Braff and Paul Rudd.

Unbelievably, the seemingly ageless Rudd turned 45. Currently filming “Ant-Man,” the sylphlike star is clearly entering middle age with grace and style. Check out his youthful abandon in this legendary lip-sync-off with Jimmy Fallon:


Maybe he can teach Zach Braff, now 39 and last seen shepherding his film “Wish I Was Here” through Sundance, some lessons about how to weather the transition from boy wonder to comedy leading man. It seems like Braff could use some tips: “Wish I Was Here” is reputedly about “a struggling actor, father and husband who at 35 is still trying to find his identity and a purpose for his life.”

We wish them the best as they step lightly through the decades. Just as long as they both keep their sense of humor … and don’t transition into corny uncle jokes.

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Talia Lavin is JTA’s editorial assistant. She was a Fulbright scholar in Ukraine. Her poetry and nonfiction writing have been published in Tuesday Magazine, the Gamut, The Birch, Tablet, The Starry Night Review and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter at @chick_in_kiev.