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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). Driven from an early age to become a successful actress, Zooey ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011-2014 New Girl (TV Series)
Jess
- Cruise (2014) ... Jess
- Dance (2014) ... Jess
- Big News (2014) ... Jess
- Mars Landing (2014) ... Jess
- Fired Up (2014) ... Jess
 2005-2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
Dream Girl / French Maid / Candy Striper Stripper
- Independent Movie (2013) ... Dream Girl (voice)
- Stan Knows Best (2005) ... French Maid / Candy Striper Stripper (voice)
 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
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Elena
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Other Works:

TV commercial (voiceover): The Swiffer mop See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

She & Him

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[interview in "In Style" magazine, 9/06] The first album I ever got was "Like a Virgin". It was during the Iran Contra conflict-I thought she was saying, "Like a Persian". See more »

Trivia:

Her paternal grandfather was French. Her ancestry also includes English, German, Irish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), other French roots, Swiss, and Dutch. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Zo See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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Does anyone miss blonde Zooey? Cat_of_the_Canals
I am so disspointed spies-uli
Her voice is annoying..... jgerman619-740-735286
why is there so much hate for her? marvaidadan
Was Zooey ever in a movie where her character... biba_yu
Acting chops... or just a pretty face? visualmusings
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