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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 & 32 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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 2011-2017 New Girl (TV Series)
Jess Day
- San Diego (2017) ... Jess Day
- Misery (2017) ... Jess Day
- Socalyalcon VI (2017) ... Jess Day
- Young Adult (2017) ... Jess Day
 2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Jessica Day
 2016 Trolls
Bridget (voice)
 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)
 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 The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (Video)
The Girl (segment "She's Got Issues")
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appears and sings in title "In the Sun" from "CD Volume Two" from She & Him (Merge Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 17 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 28 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

She & Him

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Wrote a screenplay titled "Circus Girl" with friend Jackson Nash. "Circus Girl" involves a witch, evil flying red balloons and a giant diamond. Zooey plans to star in the film as the nerdy main character. See more »

Trademark:

Long dark hair with bangs See more »

Nickname:

Zuzu See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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