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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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 2011-2015 New Girl (TV Series)
Jess Day / Jess
- Episode #5.4 (2015) ... Jess Day
- Episode #5.1 (2015) ... Jess Day
- Episode #5.3 (2015) ... Jess
- Clean Break (2015) ... Jess Day
- Panty Gate (2015) ... Jess Day
 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
 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
 2000 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Becky
- Unaired Pilot ... Becky
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Video short)
The Girl
 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 | 14 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:

[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 »

Trivia:

Is part of the cabaret group called 'If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies'. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Zuzu See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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