Zooey Claire Deschanel (Los Angeles17 January 1980) is an American actress and singer.


Deschanel is the daughter of film director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Weir. Her sister Emily is also an actress.

Deschanel broke in 1999 in the movie Mumford. They then played supporting roles in films such as Almost Famous (2000), Big Trouble and The Good Girl (both from2002). In 2003 she got a lead role in the film All the Real Girls. Since then she plays bigger roles, such as in The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy (2005), The Happening, and Yes Man (both from 2008). In the American television series Weeds , she played a small role as the eccentric friend of Nancy's brother-in-law Andy Botwin. Also she played the second cousin of Temperance Brennan in the crime series Bones .

In 2009 married Deschanel with musician Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service). Together with m. Ward is the rock band She & Him. In november 2011, it was announced that Gibbard and Deschanel got divorced after two years of marriage. [1]

Since 2011 she has the lead role in the sitcom New Girl .


Filmography as an actress
Year Title Role Comments
2011 New Girl Jess Day Television Series
2011 Your Highness Isabelle
2011 Our Idiot Brother Natalie
2009 (500) Days of Summer Summer
2008 Gigantic Harriet ' Happy ' Lolly
2008 Yes Man Allison
2008 The Happening Alma Moore
2008 Gospel according to Janis Janis Joplin
2008 Escape from Paris French chef
2007 Tin Man DG
2007 Barry Munday Jennifer
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Miss Edmunds
2007 Flakes Miss Pussy Katz
2007 Raving Unknown
2007 The Good Life Frances
2007 Simply Halston Liza Minnelli
2007 Surf's Up Lani
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Dorothy Evans
2007 The Go-Getter Kate
2006 Live Free or Die Cheryl
2006 Failure to Launch Kit
2005 Once Upon a Mattress Kristina Larken television film
2005 Winter Passing Reese Holden
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy Trillian
2004 Eulogy Kate Collins
2003 Eleven Jovie
2003 House Hunting Christy
2003 All the Real Girls Noel
2003 Whatever We Do Nikki
2002 Abandon Samantha Harper
2002 Sweet Friggin' Daisies Zelda
2002 The New Guy Nora
2002 Big Trouble Jenny Herk
2002 The Good Girl Cheryl
2001 Manic Tracy
2000 Almost Famous Anita Miller
1999 Mumford Nessa Watkins

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