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Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel was born in California, the older daughter of legendary cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Her younger sister is Zooey Deschanel. Due to her parents' work, she traveled extensively as a child. She was educated in Los Angeles at Harvard-Westlake and Crossroads Schools. Deschanel went on to study at Boston... See full bio »

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 2014 Drunk History (TV Series)
Babe Didrikson
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series)
Emily Deschanel
 2010-2011 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Emily Deschanel / Julia Roberts
- Hot Cocoa Bang Bang (2011) ... Emily Deschanel (voice)
- Cleveland Live! (2010) ... Julia Roberts (voice)
 2009 Tit for Tat (TV Series)
- The Booby Scare (2009) ... Emily
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
- All the News Fit to Print (2004) ... Michelle
 2003 The Dan Show (TV Movie)
 2002 Providence (TV Series)
Annie Franks / Annie Frank
- The Eleventh Hour (2002) ... Annie Franks
- Cloak & Dagger (2002) ... Annie Frank
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Cassie Germaine
- Surveillance (2002) ... Cassie Germaine
 2002 Rose Red (TV Mini-Series)
Pam Asbury
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Pam Asbury
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Pam Asbury
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Pam Asbury
 2001 The Heart Department (TV Movie)
Maude Allyn
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Interact Theater's Production of "The Three Sisters"

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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[on relationships with David Boreanaz during her directing] He's so supportive of me. He's the first person to say how much he supported me directing and he's been really lovely that way. I really have a great partner. I think it'll be great. He'll give me a hard time, but I wouldn't expect anything less of him. See more »


Interview magazine named her one of "6 Actors to Watch" in their annual "Young Hollywood" issue. See more »

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