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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 November 1994Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameZoey Francis Thompson Deutch
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch was born in Los Angeles, California. She comes from a showbiz family of musicians and actors, going back two generations, as the daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch), the granddaughter of music supervisor Murray Deutch, and the great-niece of actor Robert Walden. Her sister is actress Madelyn Deutch. Zoey was raised in her father's Jewish religion, and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Deutch knew acting was in the genes when she would play out scenes with her dolls, and weep for the Barbie that was down on her luck. This kind of dedication showed up a few years later, when she began landing comedic and dramatic roles in both film and television, at the ripe old age of fifteen.

Zoey was a serious dancer, as a child, excelling in ballet, competitive jazz, and tap. She was a double major in both theatre and visual arts at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, while simultaneously studying at the Young Actors Space, with Patrick Day.

Her first leading role was in the indie flick, Mayor Cupcake (2011), where she played real-life mom Lea Thompson's daughter - a small town girl, with big time political aspirations. Shortly thereafter, Zoey was cast in the Disney Channel's The Suite Life on Deck (2008) series; where she played Zach's love interest "Maya", and charmed dedicated fans of the show all over the world. She guest-starred on two hit shows, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011) and NCIS (2003), which lead to her landing the role of "Willow Turner" in the coveted Marc Cherry pilot, Hallelujah (2011).

Though the show was not picked up, Zoey bounced back immediately after she was cast as Sarah Michelle Gellar's troubled stepdaughter, "Juliet Martin", in the CW's Ringer (2011). The show became one of the network's biggest flops, ending after just one season, but it allowed Zoey to spread her wings in a part that required a lot of conflict and complexity from a 16-year-old. Now, she is promoting her work on the highly-anticipated movie, Beautiful Creatures (2013), adapted from the beloved teen book series. Zoey stars alongside Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons as "Emily Asher" - a popular high schooler, who covers her hurt and humanity with her southern belle sass.

Next up, Zoey will be seen recurring on ABC Family's series, Switched at Birth (2011). And soon, Zoey will move on to shoot her biggest project to date. She was cast as the lead in the new film franchise, based on the six-volume Richelle Mead young adult novel series, Vampire Academy (2014): Blood Sisters. Although the movie received mostly negative reviews, the entire series was once on The New York Times best-seller young adult list back in 2007. Zoey portrayed 17-year-old "Rose Hathaway", a young woman who shares a special bond with vampire princess and best friend "Lissa" (Lucy Fry). The books are all written from Rose's perspective. Mean Girls (2004)' Mark Waters directed the film, and Heathers (1988)' Daniel Waters wrote the script.

Zoey is a big supporter of the "Corazon De Vida Orphanage" in Tijuana, and has performed for "The Alzheimer's Association", "What A Pair" and "Race to Erase" MS benefits. When she's not working, you can find her posing for Instagram photos with the love of her life: an orange Maine Coon cat named "Stinky Pete", and/or taping photo booth videos for her sister as her Ukrainian alter ego.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MLC PR

Trivia (9)

She attended Oakwood School, as well as The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where she majored in Theatre.
Has been a dancer for her whole life, having studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop and more.
Younger sister of Madelyn Deutch.
Daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch.
Grew up in Los Angeles, CA.
Cousin of Elizabeth Goodrich.
Grew up with many pets around the house, including 6 dogs, a cat, an African Grey parrot, several horses, and a pond full of koi fish.
Her father is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. Her mother has English, Scots-Irish, German, and distant Dutch, ancestry.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on her role in Beautiful Creatures (2013)] First off, I had to do a lot of research, because I personally am Jewish, I was bat mitzvahed, so I had no idea. She's evangelical and religiously extreme, so I went to a lot of evangelical churches and talked to a lot of people. I tried to understand that perspective. In no way did I judge it, because I couldn't judge it, obviously, because if you judge the character and the character's viewpoints and feelings and community, that's what religion is - a community - then it's not going to feel real to your or the audience. And with the people I met, no, it didn't seem forced or exaggerated.

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