Person Details

Birthday: 1980-01-17 23:24:26

Aliases: Zooey Claire Deschanel , Ζόι Ντεσανέλ , Зои Дешанель

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Movie Involvements: 19

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, model, and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999) and next obtained a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel is known for her deadpan roles in comedy films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008) and 500 Days of Summer (2009). She has ventured into more dramatic territory with Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005), and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). From 2011 to 2018, she played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations. For a few years starting in 2001, Deschanel performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with actress Samantha Shelton. In 2006, Deschanel teamed up with M. Ward to form She & Him, and subsequently released their debut album, Volume One, in 2008. They have since released five albums: Volume Two, in 2010, A Very She & Him Christmas in 2011, Volume 3 in 2013, Classics in 2014, and Christmas Party in 2016. She received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "So Long", which was featured in the 2011 film Winnie the Pooh soundtrack. Besides singing, she plays keyboards, percussion, banjo, and ukulele. Deschanel is also a co-founder of the female-focused website HelloGiggles, which was acquired by Time, Inc. in 2015.

Most Famous Work

Bones
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7

Bones

(2005) Margaret Whitesell
Bridge to Terabithia
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7

Bridge to Terabithia

(2007) Ms. Edmunds
The Happening
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5

The Happening

(2008) Alma Moore
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
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7
Almost Famous
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8

Almost Famous

(2000) Anita Miller
Tin Man
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7

Tin Man

(2007) DG
Abandon
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5

Abandon

(2002) Samantha Harper
All the Real Girls
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6

All the Real Girls

(2003) Noel

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Herself
2017 Bridget (voice)
Herself
2016 Bridget (voice)
2015 Ronnie
Herself
Stella
2013 Jessica "Jess" Day
Narrator (voice)
2012 Herself
2011 Jessica "Jess" Day
Natalie Rochlin
Belladonna
herself
2009 Summer Finn
2008 Renee Allison
Herself
Herself
Herself
Happy
Alma Moore
2007 DG
Dorothy Evans
Lani Aliikai (voice)
Katie
Ms. Edmunds
Kate
Frances
Miss Pussy Katz
2006 Cheryl
Kit
Reese Holden
2005 Lady Larken
Margaret Whitesell
Herself
Kat
Herself
Trillian
N/A
N/A
2004 Kate Collins
N/A
2003 Jovie
Noel
Christy
Gas Station Girl
Herself
N/A
Nikki
2002 Samantha Harper
Nora
Jenny Herk
Herself
Cheryl
2001 Tracy
2000 Anita Miller
1999 Nessa Watkins
1997 Elena
1993 Jen
N/A
1992 N/A
1989 Mary Spuckler (voice)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2011 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2011 Co-Executive Producer
Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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