January 17, 1980
41 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
34-24-35 in | 87-61-89 cm
55 kg | 121 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Zooey Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on January 17, 1980, is an American actress.
Young Zooey Deschanel first started performing as a singer during her high school years and at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts.
She got her television debut in NBC sitcom Veronica's Closet (1998), in episode "Veronica's Fun and Pirates Are Crazy", in role as Elena.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama movie Mumford (1999) in role as Nessa Watkins.
Her breakthrough performance came as Noel in romantic drama movie All the Real Girls (2003), for which she was nominated for a Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.
She voiced Bridget in animated musical comedy film Trolls World Tour (2020).
Manic (2001) drama opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) science fiction comedy with Sam Rockwell
Elf (2003) fantasy comedy with Will Ferrell
The Good Girl (2002) black comedy drama with Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal
Winter Passing (2005) comedy drama with Will Ferrell and Ed Harris
Failure to Launch (2006) romantic comedy opposite Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker
500 Days of Summer (2009) romantic comedy drama opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Chloë Grace Moretz
The Happening (2008) psychological horror thriller with Mark Wahlberg and John Leguizamo
Yes Man (2008) comedy opposite Jim Carrey and Bradley Cooper
Your Highness (2011) fantasy adventure with James Franco and Natalie Portman
Rock the Kasbah (2015) music comedy with Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson
Our Idiot Brother (2011) comedy drama with Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and three Golden Globe Awards for her role as Jessica Day on Fox sitcom New Girl (2011–2018).
She played Kat Wheeler in Showtime dark comedy drama television series Weeds (2006–2007).
She portrayed Lady Larken in musical comedy television film The Wonderful World of Disney: Once Upon a Mattress (2005).
She voiced Mary Spuckler in 3 episodes of animated sitcom The Simpsons (2008–2013).
Graduated from Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica.
Has Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish and French ancestry.
Has an older sister, actress Emily Deschanel.
She is a talented singer and also plays the piano, percussion, banjo and ukulele.
She performed in the jazz cabaret act "If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies" with actress Samantha Shelton around Los Angeles.
Zooey and M. Ward formed a musical duo "She & Him" in 2006, they released albums:
Volume One (2008)
Volume Two, (2010)
A Very She & Him Christmas (2011)
Volume 3 (2013)
Christmas Party (2016)
She co-founded an entertainment website HelloGiggles in 2011.
Fan of Ella Fitzgerald.
Big fan of actress Parker Posey.
Friends with Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson.
Good friends with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
She voiced Bridget in animated musical comedy film Trolls (2016).
She dated Jamie Linden (2012-2014), Jason Schwartzman (2003-2005), Hunter Burgan (2002-2003) and Matthew Davis (2000-2001).
She was married to:
Ben Gibbard (2009-2012)
Jacob Pechenik (2015-2019), they have a daughter and a son.
She started dating Jonathan Silver Scott in 2019.