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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:
63
First Appeared:
Movie Trolls World Tour 2020-03-12
Latest Project:
In the series The Simpsons 1989-12-16
Known For
Poster of The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show
Poster of Ben Lee: Catch My Disease
Poster of These Amazing Shadows
Poster of Veronica's Closet
Filmography
Movie Trolls World Tour Bridget (voice)
Movie The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show Herself
Movie Trolls Holiday Bridget (voice)
Series Carpool Karaoke Herself
Movie Trolls Bridget (voice)
Movie Rock the Kasbah Ronnie
Movie Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event Herself
Movie The Driftless Area Stella
Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jessica "Jess" Day
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice)
Movie Ben Lee: Catch My Disease Herself
Series New Girl Jessica "Jess" Day
Movie Our Idiot Brother Natalie Rochlin
Movie Your Highness Belladonna
Movie These Amazing Shadows herself
Movie (500) Days of Summer Summer Finn
Movie Yes Man Renee Allison
Movie Visions of 'The Happening' Herself
Movie The Happening: Elements of a Scene Herself
Movie The Happening: A Day for Night Herself
Movie Gigantic Happy
Movie The Happening Alma Moore
Series Tin Man DG
Movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Dorothy Evans
Movie Surf's Up Lani Aliikai (voice)
Movie Raving Katie
Movie Bridge to Terabithia Ms. Edmunds
Movie The Go-Getter Kate
Movie The Good Life Frances
Movie Flakes Miss Pussy Katz
Movie Winter Passing Reese Holden
Movie Failure to Launch Kit
Movie Live Free or Die Cheryl
Movie Once Upon A Mattress Lady Larken
Series Bones Margaret Whitesell
Movie Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Herself
Series Weeds Kat
Movie Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Herself
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trillian
Series American Dad! Unknown
Movie Celebrity Mix
Movie Eulogy Kate Collins
Series Cracking Up Unknown
Movie Whatever We Do Nikki
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Herself
Movie It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All Gas Station Girl
Movie All the Real Girls Noel
Movie Elf Jovie
Movie House Hunting Christy
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Herself
Movie The Good Girl Cheryl
Movie Big Trouble Jenny Herk
Movie The New Guy Nora
Movie Abandon Samantha Harper
Movie Manic Tracy
Movie Almost Famous Anita Miller
Movie Mumford Nessa Watkins
Series Veronica's Closet Elena
Series Frasier Jen
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown
Series The Simpsons Mary Spuckler (voice)