Zooey Deschanel

Biography

Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter.  Deschanel made her film debut in 1999 with Mumford, followed by her breakout role as Anita Miller in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. Deschanel soon became known for her deadpan and "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" supporting roles in numerous film roles. She has portrayed the role of Jessica Day in the Fox comedy series New Girl since 2011.

For a few years starting in 2001, Deschanel performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton.  Besides singing, she plays keyboards, percussion, banjo and ukulele. In 2006, Deschanel teamed up with M. Ward to release their debut album Volume One (recorded under the moniker She & Him) which was released in March 2008, followed by two additional volumes and a Christmas album.  She also often sings in her films.   Also 1999, Deschanel starred as herself in the music video "She's Got Issues" for The Offspring, followed by a judging position for the ninth Independent Music Awards.  She has signed on to represent Rimmel, a cosmetics brand and personally launched HelloGiggles, an entertainment website geared towards women, with producer Sophia Rossi and writer Molly McAleer. In 2012, she was featured in a commercial for the iPhone 4S, and later announced that she would be producing a comedy called Must Be Nice, written by New Girl consulting producer J. J. Philbin.

Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter.  Deschanel made her film debut in 1999 with Mumford, followed by her breakout role as Anita Miller in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. Deschanel soon became known for her deadpan and "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" supporting roles in numerous film roles. She has portrayed the role of Jessica Day in the Fox comedy series New Girl since 2011.

For a few years starting in 2001, Deschanel performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton.  Besides singing, she plays keyboards, percussion, banjo and ukulele. In 2006, Deschanel teamed up with M. Ward to release their debut album Volume One (recorded under the moniker She & Him) which was released in March 2008, followed by two additional volumes and a Christmas album.  She also often sings in her films.   Also 1999, Deschanel starred as herself in the music video "She's Got Issues" for The Offspring, followed by a judging position for the ninth Independent Music Awards.  She has signed on to represent Rimmel, a cosmetics brand and personally launched HelloGiggles, an entertainment website geared towards women, with producer Sophia Rossi and writer Molly McAleer. In 2012, she was featured in a commercial for the iPhone 4S, and later announced that she would be producing a comedy called Must Be Nice, written by New Girl consulting producer J. J. Philbin.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1980-01-17

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://zooey-deschanel.com/

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Trolls as Bridget (voice)
2015 Rock the Kasbah as Ronnie
2015 The Driftless Area as Stella
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine(1 episode) as Jessica "Jess" Day
2013 Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy as Herself - Narrator
2012 Ben Lee: Catch My Disease as Herself
2011 New Girl(120 episodes) as Jessica "Jess" Day
2011 Our Idiot Brother as Natalie
2011 Your Highness as Belladonna
2011 These Amazing Shadows as herself
2009 (500) Days of Summer as Summer Finn
2008 Yes Man as Renee Allison
2008 Gigantic as Happy
2008 The Happening as Alma Moore
2007 Tin Man(3 episodes) as DG
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as Dorothy Evans
2007 Surf's Up as Lani Aliikai
2007 Raving as Katie
2007 Tin Man as DG
2007 Bridge to Terabithia as Ms. Edmunds
2007 The Go-Getter as Kate
2007 The Good Life as Frances
2007 Flakes as Miss Pussy Katz
2006 Live Free or Die as Cheryl
2006 Failure to Launch as Kit
2005 Once Upon A Mattress as Lady Larken
2005 Bones(1 episode) as Margaret Whitesell
2005 Winter Passing as Reese Holden
2005 Weeds(5 episodes) as Kat
2005 American Dad!(1 episode)
2005 Celebrity Mix
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Trillian
2004 Eulogy as Kate Collins
2004 Cracking Up(1 episode)
2003 Elf as Jovie
2003 All the Real Girls as Noel
2003 House Hunting as Christy
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
2003 Whatever We Do as Nikki
2002 Abandon as Samantha Harper
2002 The New Guy as Nora
2002 Big Trouble as Jenny Herk
2002 Live From the Red Carpet(1 episode) as Herself
2002 The Good Girl as Cheryl
2001 Manic as Tracy
2000 Almost Famous as Anita Miller
1999 Mumford as Nessa Watkins
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons(2 episodes)

Production

2011 New Girl(72 episodes) … Producer
2011 New Girl(44 episodes) … Co-Executive Producer

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