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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 7 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Elf Jovie
500 Days of Summer
Yes Man
Yes Man Allison
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Almost Famous Anita Miller


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 2011-2016 New Girl (TV Series)
Jess Day
- James Wonder (2016) ... Jess Day
- Jaipur Aviv (2016) ... Jess Day
- Homecoming (2016) ... Jess Day
- Hubbedy Bubby (2016) ... Jess Day
 2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Jess Day
- The Night Shift (2016) ... Jess Day
 2016 Trolls
Bridget (voice)
 2015 Rock the Kasbah
 2008-2013 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mary Spuckler
- Moonshine River (2012) ... Mary Spuckler (voice)
- Apocalypse Cow (2008) ... Mary Spuckler (voice)
 2012 The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel (Video short)
Zooey Deschanel
 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)
 2007 The Go-Getter
 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 (uncredited)
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
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TV commercial (voiceover): The Swiffer mop See more »

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5 Interviews | 16 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 28 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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I'm blessed with a lot of energy and stamina. I can't stand sitting still. I went to a spa once with my mom and I was like, "Get me out of here!'" See more »


Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and takes medication for it. See more »


Frequently plays socially awkward, energetic and sweet-natured characters See more »


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Yes Man Zooey versus Elf Zooey. nick_reynolds2011
Why is she not making any new movies? sinisaz79
why is there so much hate for her? marvaidadan
Her voice is annoying..... jgerman619-740-735286
I am so disspointed spies-uli
Beautiful eyes nyr14rw
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