Zooey Deschanel



Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, USA:


Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, model, and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999) and next obtained a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel is known for her deadpan roles in comedy films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008) and 500 Days of Summer (2009). She has ventured into more dramatic territory with Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005), and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). From 2011 to 2018, she played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations. For a few years starting in 2001, Deschanel performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with actress Samantha Shelton. In 2006, Deschanel teamed up with M. Ward to form She & Him, and subsequently released their debut album, Volume One, in 2008. They have since released five albums: Volume Two, in 2010, A Very She & Him Christmas in 2011, Volume 3 in 2013, Classics in 2014, and Christmas Party in 2016. She received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "So Long", which was featured in the 2011 film Winnie the Pooh soundtrack. Besides singing, she plays keyboards, percussion, banjo, and ukulele. Deschanel is also a co-founder of the female-focused website HelloGiggles, which was acquired by Time, Inc. in 2015.

Film Credits

Trolls World Tour (2020)
as Bridget (voice)
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
The Happening: A Day for Night (2008)
as Herself
The Happening: Elements of a Scene (2008)
as Herself
Visions of 'The Happening' (2008)
as Herself
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
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (2005)
as Herself
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