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Zooey Deschanel

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.


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Born:
Jan 17, 1980 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
67
First Appeared:
In the series The Simpsons 1989-12-17
Latest Project:
Series Celebrity IOU 2020-04-13
Known For
Poster of Trolls
Poster of (500) Days of Summer
Poster of Bridge to Terabithia
Poster of It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All
Filmography
Series Celebrity IOU Self 2020-04-13
Movie Trolls World Tour Bridget (voice) 2020-03-11
Movie The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show Herself 2019-11-29
Series Carpool Karaoke Herself 2017-08-08
Movie Trolls Holiday Bridget (voice) 2017-11-01
Movie Trolls Bridget (voice) 2016-10-13
Movie The Driftless Area Stella 2015-04-18
Movie Rock the Kasbah Ronnie 2015-10-22
Movie Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event Herself 2015-10-11
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jessica "Jess" Day 2013-09-17
Movie Ben Lee: Catch My Disease Herself 2012-11-06
Movie These Amazing Shadows Self 2011-01-22
Movie Your Highness Belladonna 2011-04-08
Series New Girl Jessica "Jess" Day 2011-09-20
Movie Our Idiot Brother Natalie Rochlin 2011-08-26
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Movie (500) Days of Summer Summer Finn 2009-07-17
Movie CineMash: Sid and Nancy Sid Vicious 2009-08-09
Movie Gigantic Happy 2008-09-09
Movie The Happening Alma Moore 2008-06-11
Movie The Happening: A Day for Night Herself 2008-10-07
Movie The Happening: Elements of a Scene Herself 2008-10-07
Movie Visions of 'The Happening' Herself 2008-10-07
Movie Yes Man Renee Allison 2008-12-09
Movie Bridge to Terabithia Ms. Edmunds 2007-02-15
Movie The Go-Getter Kate 2007-01-22
Movie The Good Life Frances 2007-01-18
Movie Raving Katie 2007-04-29
Movie Flakes Miss Pussy Katz 2007-01-01
Movie Surf's Up Lani Aliikai (voice) 2007-06-08
Series Tin Man DG 2007-12-02
Movie Tin Man DG 2007-12-02
Movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Dorothy Evans 2007-09-07
Movie Winter Passing Reese Holden 2006-02-07
Movie Failure to Launch Kit 2006-03-10
Movie Live Free or Die Cheryl 2006-03-11
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trillian 2005-04-28
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie Celebrity Mix 2005-01-17
Movie Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Herself 2005-07-05
Movie Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Herself 2005-09-05
Series Weeds Kat 2005-08-07
Series Bones Margaret Whitesell 2005-09-13
Movie Once Upon A Mattress Lady Larken 2005-12-18
Series Cracking Up Unknown 2004-03-09
Movie Eulogy Kate Collins 2004-10-15
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Self 2003-02-21
Movie Whatever We Do Nikki 2003-01-16
Movie All the Real Girls Noel 2003-08-01
Movie It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All Gas Station Girl 2003-04-01
Movie Elf Jovie 2003-10-09
Movie House Hunting Christy 2003-05-07
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Herself 2002-01-13
Movie Big Trouble Jenny Herk 2002-04-05
Movie The Good Girl Cheryl 2002-01-12
Movie The New Guy Nora 2002-05-10
Movie Abandon Samantha Harper 2002-10-14
Movie Manic Tracy 2001-01-27
Movie Almost Famous Anita Miller 2000-09-15
Movie Mumford Nessa Watkins 1999-09-24
Series Veronica's Closet Elena 1997-09-25
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Jen 1993-09-16
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series The Simpsons Mary Spuckler (voice) 1989-12-17