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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 »

Known For

Elf
Elf Jovie
(2003)
500 Days of Summer
(2009)
Yes Man
Yes Man Allison
(2008)
Almost Famous
Almost Famous Anita Miller
(2000)

Filmography

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 2016 Trolls (completed)
Bridget (voice)
 2011-2016 New Girl (TV Series)
Jess Day / Jess
- Landing Gear (2016) ... Jess Day
- Wedding Eve (2016) ... Jess Day
- Return to Sender (2016) ... Jess Day
- Dress (2016) ... Jess
- A Chill Day In (2016) ... Jess Day
 2015 Rock the Kasbah
Ronnie
 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
Allison
 2007 Tin Man (TV Mini-Series)
DG
- Tin Man (2007) ... DG
- Search for the Emerald (2007) ... DG
- Into the Storm (2007) ... DG
 2006-2007 Weeds (TV Series)
Kat
- 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)
Katie
 2007 The Go-Getter
Kate
 2005 Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie)
Lady Larken
 2004 Cracking Up (TV Series)
Heidi
- Birds Do It (2004) ... Heidi
 2003 Elf
Jovie
 2003 House Hunting (Short)
Christy
 2003 Whatever We Do (Short)
Nikki
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Jen
- Kissing Cousin (2002) ... Jen
 2002 Sweet Friggin' Daisies (Short)
Zelda
 2002 The New Guy
Nora
 2001 Manic
Tracey
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Video short)
The Girl (uncredited)
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Elena
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Other Works:

She acted in William Inge's play, "Come Back, Little Sheba," in Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, California, with Piper Laurie, Pat Harrington Jr., Brian Callan, Marsha Kramer, Charlie Dell, Jordan Belfi, Mark Bradford Hill, David Spielberg, and Stephen Reynolds... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

She & Him

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I started out doing theater, and I did a lot of school plays, theater summer camp, and all that. And then I did a play with a theater company when I was seventeen, and then I got representation, and then I just started audition for stuff. And then I got some things, and I got more things, and people started giving me jobs, and, you know... it's good. See more »

Trivia:

Was in a relationship with scriptwriter Jamie Linden from June 2012 to August 2014. See more »

Trademark:

Her big blue eyes. See more »

Nickname:

Zuzu See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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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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