Zooey Deschanel


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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 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

New Girl Jess Day
(2011-2018)
(2009)
Trolls Bridget
(2016)
The Happening Alma Moore
(2008)

Filmography

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 2020 Katy Perry: Not the End of the World (Video short)
Wrong Katy Perry
 2020 Trolls World Tour
Bridget (voice)
 2011-2018 New Girl (TV Series)
Jess Day
- The Curse of the Pirate Bride (2018) ... Jess Day
- Engram Pattersky (2018) ... Jess Day
- Mario (2018) ... Jess Day
- Godparents (2018) ... Jess Day
- Where the Road Goes (2018) ... Jess Day
 2017 Trolls Holiday (TV Short)
Bridget (voice)
 2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Jessica Day
- The Night Shift (2016) ... Jessica Day
 2016 Trolls
Bridget (voice)
 2015 Rock the Kasbah
Ronnie
 2015 The Driftless Area
Stella
 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
- Love Is a Many Splintered Thing (2013) ... Mary Spuckler (voice)
- Moonshine River (2012) ... Mary Spuckler (voice)
- Apocalypse Cow (2008) ... Mary Spuckler (voice)
 2012 The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel (Video short)
Zooey Deschanel
 2011 Your Highness
Belladonna
 2011 Our Idiot Brother
Natalie
 2010 She & Him: In the Sun (Video short)
Girl with crush (uncredited)
 2010 She & Him: Thieves (Video short)
Leading Lady (uncredited)
 2010 Havin' a Summah (Video short)
 2010 Drunk History (TV Series short)
Mary Todd Lincoln
- Drunk History Vol. 5: Featuring Will Ferrell (2010) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
 2009 CineMash: Sid and Nancy (Short)
Sid Vicious
 2009 Bones (TV Series)
Margaret Whitesell
- The Goop on the Girl (2009) ... Margaret Whitesell
 2009 Jenny Lewis: Carpetbaggers (Video short)
Zooey Deschanel
 2009 500 Days of Summer
Summer
 2008 Yes Man
Allison
 2008 Gigantic
Happy Lolly
 2008 The Happening
Alma Moore
 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
- Mile Deep and a Foot Wide (2006) ... Kat
 2007 Surf's Up
Lani Aliikai (voice)
 2007 Surf's Up (Video Game)
Lani Aliikai (voice)
 2007 Raving (Short)
Katie
 2007 Flakes
Miss Pussy Katz
 2007 Bridge to Terabithia
Ms. Edmunds
 2007 The Go-Getter
Kate
 2007 The Good Life
Frances
 2006 Live Free or Die
Cheryl
 2006 Failure to Launch
Kit
 2005 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Lady Larken
- Once Upon a Mattress (2005) ... Lady Larken
 2005 Winter Passing
Reese Holden
 2004 Eulogy
Kate Collins
 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
 2003 All the Real Girls
Noel
 2002 Jimmy Fallon: Idiot Boyfriend (Video short)
Samantha (uncredited)
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Jen
- Kissing Cousin (2002) ... Jen
 2002 Sweet Friggin' Daisies (Short)
Zelda
 2002 The New Guy
Nora
 2002 Big Trouble
Jenny Herk
 2002 Abandon
Samantha Harper
 2002 The Good Girl
Cheryl
 2001 Manic
Tracey
 2000 Almost Famous
Anita Miller
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Video short)
The Girl (uncredited)
 1999 Mumford
Nessa Watkins
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Elena
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for Pantene Pro-V volume collection hair care products. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 18 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 28 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

She & Him

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Jacob Pechenik  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Pechenik, Elsie Otter | See more »


Relatives:

Emily Deschanel (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

Feeling like an outsider is part of my nature, and it's what makes me who I am. So I think I'll find a way to make myself feel like an outsider, no matter what situation I'm in. See more »

Trivia:

Is part of indie duo called She & Him with M. Ward. Their debut album is called Volume One. See more »

Trademark:

Long dark hair with bangs See more »

Nickname:

Zo See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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