Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

  • Birthday: 1980-01-17
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also know as: Zooey Claire Deschanel

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.

Filmography

Winter Passing

2006

As Reese Holden

Gigantic

2008

As Happy

House Hunting

2003

As Christy

Yes Man

2008

As Renee Allison

The Good Life

2007

As Frances

The Happening

2008

As Alma Moore

Flakes

2007

As Miss Pussy Katz

The Go-Getter

2007

As Kate

All the Real Girls

2003

As Noel

(500) Days of Summer

2009

As Summer Finn

The Driftless Area

2015

As Stella

Raving

2007

As Katie

Rock the Kasbah

2015

As Ronnie

Almost Famous

2000

As Anita Miller

The New Guy

2002

As Nora

Failure to Launch

2006

As Kit

Surf's Up

2007

As Lani Aliikai (voice)

The Good Girl

2002

As Cheryl

Manic

2001

As Tracy

Eulogy

2004

As Kate Collins

Our Idiot Brother

2011

As Natalie

Trolls

2016

As Bridget (voice)

Trolls Holiday

2017

As Bridget (voice)

CineMash: Sid and Nancy

2009

As Sid Vicious

Dreamin’ Wild

0000

As Nancy

Bridge to Terabithia

2007

As Ms. Edmunds

Abandon

2002

As Samantha Harper

Your Highness

2011

As Belladonna

Once Upon A Mattress

2005

As Lady Larken

Whatever We Do

2003

As Nikki

Live Free or Die

2006

As Cheryl

Mumford

1999

As Nessa Watkins

Elf

2003

As Jovie

Big Trouble

2002

As Jenny Herk

Trolls World Tour

2020

As Bridget (voice)

FOX 25th Anniversary Special

2012

As Self (voice)

Production

Winnie the Pooh

2011

As Original Music Composer

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