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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 Les Simpson 1989-12-17
Latest Project:
Movie Trolls 2016-11-04
Known For
Poster of Once Upon A Mattress
Poster of Celebrity Mix
Poster of Folles funérailles
Movie Trolls Bridget 2016-11-04
Movie Les Trolls Bridget (voice) 2016-10-13
Movie Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event Herself 2015-10-01
Movie Destins croisés Stella 2015-04-18
Movie Rock the Kasbah Ronnie 2015-10-22
Movie Rock the Kasbah Ronnie 2015-10-23
Movie The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Presenter 2014-08-25
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie 2012 Writers Guild Awards Herself - Host 2012-02-19
Movie The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical 2012-01-15
Movie Teen Choice Awards 2012 Herself 2012-07-22
Movie Ben Lee: Catch My Disease Herself 2012-11-06
Movie The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel Zooey Deschanel 2012-09-01
Movie Emmys Red Carpet Live Herself 2012-09-23
Movie The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series 2012-09-23
Movie Your Highness Belladonna 2011-04-08
Movie Teen Choice 2011 Herself 2011-08-07
Movie These Amazing Shadows herself 2011-01-22
Movie Votre Majesté Belladonna 2011-04-08
Series New Girl Jessica "Jess" Day 2011-09-20
Series New Girl Jess Day 2011-09-20
Movie Our Idiot Brother Natalie Rochlin 2011-08-26
Movie Havin' a Summah None 2010-06-29
Movie Jenny Lewis: Carpetbaggers Herself - Backing Vocals 2009-06-16
Movie Gigantic Happy Lolly 2009-06-19
Movie 500 Days of Summer Summer 2009-08-07
Movie (500) jours ensemble Summer Finn 2009-07-17
Movie Phénomènes Alma Moore 2008-06-11
Movie The Happening Alma Moore 2008-06-13
Movie Yes Man Renee Allison 2008-12-09
Movie Gigantic Happy 2008-09-09
Movie Yes Man Allison 2008-12-19
Movie Le Secret de Térabithia Ms. Edmunds 2007-02-16
Movie The Go-Getter Kate 2007-01-22
Movie The Go-Getter Kate 2007-01-22
Movie The Good Life Frances 2007-01-20
Movie Flakes Miss Pussy Katz 2007-03-10
Movie Flakes Miss Pussy Katz 2007-01-01
Movie The Good Life Frances 2007-01-18
Movie Bridge to Terabithia Ms. Edmunds 2007-02-16
Series Deux princesses pour un royaume DG 2007-12-02
Movie Tin Man DG 2007-04-17
Series Tin Man DG 2007-12-02
Movie L'assassinat de Jesse James par le lâche Robert Ford Dorothy Evans 2007-09-02
Movie Raving Katie 2007-04-29
Movie Surf's Up Lani Aliikai 2007-06-08
Movie Les Rois de la glisse Lani Aliikai 2007-06-08
Movie Failure to Launch Kit 2006-03-10
Movie Playboy à Saisir Kit 2006-03-10
Movie Winter Passing Reese Holden 2006-02-07
Movie Live Free or Die Cheryl 2006-03-11
Movie Live Free or Die Cheryl 2006-03-11
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie H2G2 : Le guide du voyageur galactique Trillian 2005-01-15
Movie Celebrity Mix 2005-01-17
Movie Once Upon A Mattress Lady Larken 2005-12-18
Series Weeds Kat 2005-08-07
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trillian 2005-04-29
Movie Folles funérailles Kate Collins 2004-10-15
Movie House Hunting Christy 2003-05-07
Movie Manic Tracey 2003-05-23
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Whatever We Do Nikki 2003-01-16
Movie All the Real Girls Noel 2003-08-01
Movie All the Real Girls Noel 2003-08-01
Movie Elf Jovie 2003-11-07
Movie Elfe Jovie 2003-10-09
Movie Big Trouble Jenny Herk 2002-04-05
Movie The Good Girl Cheryl 2002-01-12
Movie Big trouble Jenny Herk 2002-04-05
Series E! Live From the Red Carpet Herself 2002-01-13
Movie Abandon Samantha Harper 2002-10-14
Movie The New Guy Nora 2002-05-10
Movie The Good Girl Cheryl 2002-08-30
Movie Le Nouveau Nora 2002-05-10
Movie Manic Tracy 2001-01-27
Movie Presque Célèbre Anita Miller 2000-09-15
Movie Almost Famous Anita Miller 2000-09-22
Series Making the Video Herself 1999-07-11
Movie Mumford Nessa Watkins 1999-09-24
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Les Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17