Zooey Deschanel



Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, USA:


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.

Film Credits

The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show (2019)
as Herself
Trolls Holiday (2017)
as Bridget (voice)
Trolls (2016)
as Bridget (voice)
Rock the Kasbah (2015)
as Ronnie
Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event (2015)
as Herself
The Driftless Area (2015)
as Stella
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)
as Narrator (voice)
Ben Lee: Catch My Disease (2012)
as Herself
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
as Natalie Rochlin
Your Highness (2011)
as Belladonna
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
as herself
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
as Summer Finn
Yes Man (2008)
as Renee Allison
Gigantic (2008)
as Happy
The Happening (2008)
as Alma Moore
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
as Dorothy Evans
Surf's Up (2007)
as Lani Aliikai (voice)
Raving (2007)
as Katie
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
as Ms. Edmunds
The Go-Getter (2007)
as Kate
The Good Life (2007)
as Frances
Flakes (2007)
as Miss Pussy Katz
Live Free or Die (2006)
as Cheryl
Failure to Launch (2006)
as Kit
Winter Passing (2006)
as Reese Holden
Once Upon A Mattress (2005)
as Lady Larken
Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (2005)
as Herself
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
as Trillian
Celebrity Mix (2005)
Eulogy (2004)
as Kate Collins
Elf (2003)
as Jovie
All the Real Girls (2003)
as Noel
House Hunting (2003)
as Christy
It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All (2003)
as Gas Station Girl
Whatever We Do (2003)
as Nikki
Abandon (2002)
as Samantha Harper
The New Guy (2002)
as Nora
Big Trouble (2002)
as Jenny Herk
The Good Girl (2002)
as Cheryl
Manic (2001)
as Tracy
Almost Famous (2000)
as Anita Miller
Mumford (1999)
as Nessa Watkins