Zooey Deschanel Biography

Birthday: 1980-01-17
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California USA
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir) is an actress who starred in "Twin Peaks" (1990). Driven from an early age to become a successful actress, Zooey got her big break aged 17 playing a model in TV sitcom "Veronica's Closet" (1997). She got her first film role the following year in Mumford (1999), which prompted her to quit university to pursue acting full-time. Mostly thanks to a role in Cameron Crowe's popular biopic, Almost Famous (2000), Zooey's rise to fame has been steadily increasing as the 21st century wears on. Her distinctive acting style found her critical acclaim in 2003 when she was voted Best Actress at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival for her role in David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls (2003). She also gained a Best Female Lead nomination (for All the Real Girls (2003)) at the following year's Independent Spirit Awards, but lost out to Charlize Theron. Zooey has appeared in such films as (500) Days of Summer, Our Idiot Brother, Yes Man (opposite Jim Carrey), Elf (opposite Will Farrell), Your Highness, The Happening (opposite Mark Wahlberg), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and is the star of the FOX sitcom New Girl. Zooey is often compared to golden era Hollywood starlets and is also a talented singer. She has said in interviews that she believes her singing ability was pivotal in gaining the role of Jovie in Elf (2003). She also sang (and acted) in the Disney-produced musical, Once Upon a Mattress (2005) (TV).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Making the Video 1999 Documentary
Good Girl Cheryl 2002 Comedy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trillian 2005 Adventure
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Trillian 2005 Adventure
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Trillian 2005 Adventure
Tin Man DG 2005 - 2007 Adventure
Gigantic Happy Lolly 2010 Drama
Remembrance Week Herself - Narrator 2010 Family
Mumford & Sons Nessa Watkins 2013 Family
New Girl Jess 2013 - 2014 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Mumford Nessa Watkins 1999 Comedy, Drama
Almost Famous Anita Miller 2000 Drama, Music
The New Guy Nora 2002 Comedy
The Good Girl Cheryl 2002 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Abandon Samantha Harper 2002 Drama, Music, Mystery
Elf Jovie 2003 0, 0
It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All Gas Station Girl 2003
Manic Tracy 2003 Drama
All the Real Girls Noel 2003 Drama, Romance
Eulogy Kate Collins 2005 Comedy, Drama
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Tricia McMillan/Trillian 2005
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trillian 2005 Adventure, Comedy
Live Free or Die Cheryl 2006
Failure to Launch Kit 2006 Comedy, Romance
Live Free or Die Cheryl 2006 Comedy, Crime
Winter Passing 2006 Comedy, Drama
Raving 2007
The Good Life Frances 2007
Bridge to Terabithia Ms. Edmunds 2007 0, 0, 0, 0
Surf's Up Lani Aliikai 2007 Drama, 0
The Go-Getter Kate 2008
500 Days of Summer Summer Finn 2008
Yes Man Allison 2008
Gigantic Harriet Lolly 2008
The Happening Alma Moore 2008 Sci Fi, Thriller
(500) Days of Summer Summer Finn 2009 0, Biography
Our Idiot Brother Natalie 2011 0
House Hunting 2013 Game Show
The Driftless Area Stella 2015 Drama