Emily Deschanel

Biography

Emily Erin Deschanel (born October 11, 1976, height 5' 9" (1,75 m)) is an American actress, television producer, and film producer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the Fox police comedy-drama series Bones.

Early life

Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). She is the older sister of actress, model, songwriter, and musician Zooey Deschanel. Her paternal grandfather was French, from Oullins, Rhône; her ancestry also includes Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and other French roots. Deschanel attended Harvard-Westlake and Crossroads School in Los Angeles[6] before graduating from Boston University's Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.

Personal life

Deschanel is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes. She can be seen in an Access Hollywood video at the book launch event of Karen Dawn's Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals, discussing how vegetarian and vegan diets help the environment, and a video on the homepage of the book's website talking about the importance of animal rights. She collaborated with PETA on a video encouraging mothers to raise their children as vegans. Deschanel was raised Roman Catholic, but is no longer a Catholic, and has stated that she is now "more of a spiritual person, if anything" and an agnostic. Deschanel married actor and writer David Hornsby on September 25, 2010 in a small private ceremony in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.Deschanel gave birth to their son, Henry Lamar Hornsby, on September 21, 2011.

Emily Erin Deschanel (born October 11, 1976, height 5' 9" (1,75 m)) is an American actress, television producer, and film producer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the Fox police comedy-drama series Bones.

Early life

Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). She is the older sister of actress, model, songwriter, and musician Zooey Deschanel. Her paternal grandfather was French, from Oullins, Rhône; her ancestry also includes Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and other French roots. Deschanel attended Harvard-Westlake and Crossroads School in Los Angeles[6] before graduating from Boston University's Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.

Personal life

Deschanel is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes. She can be seen in an Access Hollywood video at the book launch event of Karen Dawn's Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals, discussing how vegetarian and vegan diets help the environment, and a video on the homepage of the book's website talking about the importance of animal rights. She collaborated with PETA on a video encouraging mothers to raise their children as vegans. Deschanel was raised Roman Catholic, but is no longer a Catholic, and has stated that she is now "more of a spiritual person, if anything" and an agnostic. Deschanel married actor and writer David Hornsby on September 25, 2010 in a small private ceremony in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.Deschanel gave birth to their son, Henry Lamar Hornsby, on September 21, 2011.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1976-10-11

Place of Birth Los Angeles - California - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Emily Erin Deschanel

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Unity as Herself - Narrator (voice)
2013 Sleepy Hollow(1 episode) as Dr. Temperance Brennan
2011 The Perfect Family as Shannon Cleary
2009 The Cleveland Show(1 episode)
2009 My Sister's Keeper as Dr. Farquad
2006 Glory Road as Mary Haskins
2005 Bones(237 episodes) as Temperance 'Bones' Brennan
2005 Boogeyman as Kate Houghton
2004 Spider-Man 2 as Receptionist
2004 The Alamo as Rosanna Travis
2003 Cold Mountain as Mrs. Morgan
2003 Easy as Laura Harris
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Rose Red(5 episodes) as Pam Asbury
2002 Rose Red as Pam Asbury
2001 Crossing Jordan(1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1999 Providence(3 episodes)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)

Production

2012 How I Became An Elephant … Producer
2005 Bones(192 episodes) … Producer

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