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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
 2005 That Night (Short)
 2005 Mute (Short)
 2004 Old Tricks (Short)
 2004 Spider-Man 2
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
- All the News Fit to Print (2004) ... Michelle
 2004 The Alamo
Rosanna Travis
 2003 Easy
Laura Harris
 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
 2000 It's a Shame About Ray (Short)
 1994 It Could Happen to You
Paint Throwing Fur-Activist
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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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Everything I know about makeup, I've learned from my sister. See more »


Lives in both Los Angeles and New York. See more »

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