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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 »

"Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" Wins WGA Award

Congratulations to the writing team behind Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street," winner of the 2016 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Children's Script.

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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)
Emily
- The Booby Scare (2009) ... Emily
 2005 That Night (Short)
Annie
 2005 Mute (Short)
Claire
 2004 Old Tricks (Short)
Woman
 2004 Spider-Man 2
Receptionist
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Michelle
- All the News Fit to Print (2004) ... Michelle
 2004 The Alamo
Rosanna Travis
 2003 Easy
Laura Harris
 2003 The Dan Show (TV Movie)
Sam
 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
 2000 It's a Shame About Ray (Short)
Maggie
 1994 It Could Happen to You
Paint Throwing Fur-Activist
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Other Works:

Interact Theater's Production of "The Three Sisters"

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm a vegan, but you can be really unhealthy as a vegan, too. Vegan just means that you don't use animal products, so you don't wear leather, you don't wear wool, and you don't eat animal products. But you can eat french fries and stuff like that all day long. See more »

Trivia:

Older sister of Zooey Deschanel. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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