Zooey Deschanel Biography

Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress and singer-songwriter. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in 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 comedy and roles in films such as The Good Girl, The New Guy, Elf, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Failure to Launch, Bridge to Terabithia, Yes Man, and Days of Summer. She has portrayed the role of Jessica Day on the Fox comedy series New Girl since 2011, for which she has 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 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, under the name She & Him which was released in March 2008. Their follow-up album Volume Two was released in the U.S. in March 2010, with their Christmas album A Very She & Him Christmas being released in 2011 and Volume 3 in 2013. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Zooey Deschanel
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Musician, Model, Singer-songwriter, Television producer, Voice Actor
Ethnicity:
French American, Irish American
Date of Birth:
January 17, 1980 (42)
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Marriages
  • 2009-09-19
    "500 Days of Summer" actress Zooey Deschanel (29) weds "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (33) in Seattle, Washington
Divorces
  • 2011-12-27
    "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences
Zooey Deschanel Timeline
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