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Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Claire Deschanel 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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Jan 17, 1980 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Los Simpson 1989-12-16
Latest Project:
Movie Trolls 2016-10-13
Known For
Poster of New Girl
Poster of Di que sí
Poster of Bones
Poster of Los Simpson
Movie Trolls Bridget (voice) 2016-10-13
Movie La región inmovil Stella 2015-04-18
Movie Rock the Kasbah Ronnie 2015-10-22
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie Ben Lee: Catch My Disease Herself 2012-11-06
Movie Caballeros, princesas y otras bestias Belladonna 2011-04-08
Movie These Amazing Shadows herself 2011-01-22
Movie Nuestro Hermano Idiota Natalie 2011-08-26
Series New Girl Jessica "Jess" Day 2011-09-20
Movie (500) días juntos Summer Finn 2009-07-17
Movie El incidente Alma Moore 2008-06-11
Movie Gigantic Happy 2008-09-09
Movie Di que sí Renee Allison 2008-12-09
Movie The Go-Getter Kate 2007-01-22
Movie The Good Life Frances 2007-01-18
Movie Flakes Miss Pussy Katz 2007-01-01
Movie Un puente hacia Terabithia Ms. Edmunds 2007-02-16
Series Tin Man DG 2007-12-02
Movie Tin Man DG 2007-04-17
Movie El asesinato de Jesse James por el cobarde Robert Ford Dorothy Evans 2007-09-02
Movie Locos por el surf Lani Aliikai 2007-06-08
Movie Raving Katie 2007-04-29
Movie Novia por contrato Kit 2006-03-10
Movie Live Free or Die Cheryl 2006-03-11
Movie Celebrity Mix 2005-01-17
Movie Guía del autoestopista galáctico Trillian 2005-01-15
Series Padre made in USA Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie Érase un colchón Lady Larken 2005-12-18
Series Weeds Kat 2005-08-07
Series Bones Margaret Whitesell 2005-09-12
Movie Winter Passing Reese Holden 2005-09-10
Series Cracking Up Unknown 2004-03-09
Movie Enredos de familia (Eulogy) Kate Collins 2004-10-15
Movie Whatever We Do Nikki 2003-01-16
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Elf Jovie 2003-10-09
Movie House Hunting Christy 2003-05-07
Movie All the Real Girls Noel 2003-08-01
Movie The Good Girl Cheryl 2002-01-12
Series E! Live From the Red Carpet Herself 2002-01-13
Movie La desaparición de Embry Samantha Harper 2002-10-14
Movie El gran lío Jenny Herk 2002-04-05
Movie Los feos también mojan Nora 2002-05-10
Movie Manic Tracy 2001-01-27
Movie Casi famosos Anita Miller 2000-09-15
Movie Mumford. Algo va a cambiar tu vida Nessa Watkins 1999-09-24
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-16