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Zooey Deschanel

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 include English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch.Driven from an early age to become a successful actress, Zooey got her big break, at age 17, playing a model in the TV sitcom, Veronica's Closet (1997). She got her first film role, the following year, in Mumford (1999), which prompted her to quit university to pursue acting full-time. Mostly thanks to a role in Cameron Crowe's popular biopic, Almost Famous (2000), Zooey's rise to fame has been steadily increasing as the 21st century wears on. Her distinctive acting style found her critical acclaim in 2003, when she was voted Best Actress at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival for her role in David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls (2003). She also gained a Best Female Lead nomination (for All the Real Girls (2003)) at the following year's Independent Spirit Awards, but lost out to Charlize Theron.Zooey has appeared in such films as (500) Days of Summer (2009), Our Idiot Brother (2011), Yes Man (2008) (opposite Jim Carrey), Elf (2003) (opposite Will Farrell), Your Highness (2011), The Happening (2008) (opposite Mark Wahlberg), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and is the star of the FOX sitcom, New Girl (2011).Zooey is often compared to golden era Hollywood starlets and is also a talented singer. She has said in interviews that she believes her singing ability was pivotal in gaining the role of "Jovie" in Elf (2003). She also sang (and acted) in the Disney-produced musical, Once Upon a Mattress (2005).


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Born:
Jan 17, 1980 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
23
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 26 nominations.

Known For
Poster of New Girl
Poster of The Sarah Silverman Program.
Poster of Bones
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
New Girl Jess Day 146 episodes, 2011-2018 2011-09-20
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown 2010-03-05
Top Chef Masters Unknown 2009-06-10
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Sarah Silverman Program. Unknown 2007-02-01
Drunk History Unknown 2007-12-23
So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Weeds Unknown 2005-08-07
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
House Unknown 2004-11-16
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11