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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
 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
 2000 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
- Unaired Pilot ... Becky
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Video short)
The Girl
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
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Sings a song on the soundtrack to Elf (2003). See more »

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

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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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 »


Did her own singing in the movie Elf (2003). See more »


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