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Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel


Date of Birth:
Jan 17, 1980

Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Actress, Model, Singer, Songwriter

Caleb Deschanel (father), Mary Jo Deschanel (mother)

Ben Gibbard (m. 2009; Div. 2012), Jacob Pechenik (m. 2015)


Years active:

Pop, Folk, Jazz

Vocals, Piano, Ukulele

Zooey Deschanel - Summary Details

Zooey Claire Deschanel (; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999) and next obtained a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel is known for her deadpan comedy roles in films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer (2009). She has ventured into more dramatic territory with Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005), and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). From 2011 to 2018, she played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations.

For a few years starting in 2001, Deschanel performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with actress Samantha Shelton. In 2006, Deschanel teamed up with M. Ward to form She & Him, and subsequently released their debut album, Volume One, in 2008. They have since released five albums: Volume Two, in 2010, A Very She & Him Christmas in 2011, Volume 3 in 2013, Classics in 2014, and Christmas Party in 2016. She received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "So Long", which was featured in the 2011 film Winnie the Pooh soundtrack. Besides singing, she plays keyboards, percussion, banjo, and ukulele.

Deschanel is also a co-founder of the female-focused website HelloGiggles, which was acquired by Time, Inc. in 2015.

Zooey Deschanel Articles on

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The Happening

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When three generations of a deliciously dysfunctional family gather to bury the family patriarch, the beloved granddaughter of the deceased is given the task of...

Winnie The Pooh DVD

Take a trip down memory lane; sharing with your family the fun and whimsy of Hundred Acre Wood, as Walt Disney Studios proudly reunites the iconic Pooh characters and...

Yes Man Review

Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) is dedicated to his boring life, he has worked at the same company in the same job for five years and spent most night watching movies and...

Surf's Up for a good cause

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500 Days of Summer

This is a story of boy meets girl, begins the wry, probing narrator of 500 Days of Summer, and with that the film takes off at breakneck speed into a funny,...

Yes Man DVD

Jim Carrey stars as Carl Allen, a divorce who is depressed, withdrawn and scared of taking risks. Unleashing the power of "YES" begins to transform Carl's life in...

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