Zooey Deschanel

17 Jan 1980


Zooey Claire Deschane is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. Deschanel made her film debut in 1999 with 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 and "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" supporting roles in numerous film roles. She has portrayed the role of Jessica Day in the Fox comedy series New Girl since 2011.

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 (recorded under the moniker She & Him) which was released in March 2008, followed by two additional volumes and a Christmas album. She also often sings in her films.
Also 1999, Deschanel starred as herself in the music video "She's Got Issues" for The Offspring, followed by a judging position for the ninth Independent Music Awards. She has signed on to represent Rimmel, a cosmetics brand and personally launched HelloGiggles, an entertainment website geared towards women, with producer Sophia Rossi and writer Molly McAleer. In 2012, she was featured in a commercial for the iPhone 4S, and later announced that she would be producing a comedy called Must Be Nice, written by New Girl consulting producer J. J. Philbin.


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Filmography (28 titles)

Genre: Music
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Animation
Role: Actor (as Bridget (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Rock the Kasbah
Genre: Comedy, Music, War
Role: Actor (as Ronnie)
(movie, 2015)
···The Driftless Area
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Stella)
(movie, 2011)
···Our Idiot Brother
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Natalie)
(movie, 2011)
···Your Highness
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Belladonna)
(movie, 2009)
···(500) Days of Summer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Summer Finn)
(movie, 2009)
···(500) Days of Summer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Summer Finn)
(movie, 2008)
···Yes Man
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Renee Allison)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Happy)
(movie, 2008)
6.5The Happening
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Alma Moore)
(movie, 2007)
···Tin Man
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as DG)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Dorothy Evans)
(movie, 2007)
···Surf's Up
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Lani Aliikai)
(movie, 2007)
···Bridge to Terabithia
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Ms. Edmunds)
(movie, 2007)
···The Go-Getter
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kate)
(movie, 2007)
···The Good Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Frances)
(movie, 2006)
···Failure to Launch
Genre: Comedy, Romance
By: Tom Dey
Role: Actor (as Kit)
(movie, 2005)
···Winter Passing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Reese Holden)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Trillian)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kate Collins)
(movie, 2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Jovie)
(movie, 2003)
···All the Real Girls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Noel)
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Samantha Harper)
(movie, 2002)
···The New Guy
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Nora)
(movie, 2002)
···Big Trouble
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jenny Herk)
(movie, 2002)
···The Good Girl
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cheryl)
(movie, 2000)
···Almost Famous
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Anita Miller)