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Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal grandfather was French, and her other roots ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011-2016 New Girl (TV Series)
Jess Day / Jess
- Episode #5.3 (2016) ... Jess
- Episode #5.4 (2015) ... Jess Day
- Episode #5.1 (2015) ... Jess Day
- Clean Break (2015) ... Jess Day
- Panty Gate (2015) ... Jess Day
 2015 Rock the Kasbah
 2008-2013 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mary Spuckler
- Moonshine River (2012) ... Mary Spuckler (voice)
- Apocalypse Cow (2008) ... Mary Spuckler (voice)
 2010 Havin' a Summah (Video short)
 2008 Yes Man
 2007 Tin Man (TV Mini-Series)
- Tin Man (2007) ... DG
- Search for the Emerald (2007) ... DG
- Into the Storm (2007) ... DG
 2006-2007 Weeds (TV Series)
- Doing the Backstroke (2007) ... Kat
- Pittsburgh (2006) ... Kat
- Yeah, Like Tomatoes (2006) ... Kat
 2007 Surf's Up
Lani Aliikai (voice)
 2007 Surf's Up (Video Game)
Lani Aliikai (voice)
 2007 Raving (Short)
 2005 Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie)
Lady Larken
 2004 Cracking Up (TV Series)
- Birds Do It (2004) ... Heidi
 2003 Elf
 2003 House Hunting (Short)
 2003 Whatever We Do (Short)
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
- Kissing Cousin (2002) ... Jen
 2002 Sweet Friggin' Daisies (Short)
 2002 The New Guy
 2001 Manic
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Video short)
The Girl
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
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Other Works:

(5/29/09) Singer on Elvis Costello's "Spectacle" album. See more »

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5 Interviews | 14 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 28 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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She & Him


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[on playing the sexually-charged "Natalie" in Our Idiot Brother (2011)] I like characters who are complex, so I follow those roles. I love independent cinema. I feel very close to that world because it's about art. And I say no to a lot of work because it looks boring. I'd rather work really hard on a great movie that few people see than a crap movie everyone sees. See more »


Named for the male character in J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey". See more »


Her big blue eyes. See more »


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