Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

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    • January 17th, 1980
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.

Starring Zooey Deschanel on Plex


Acting (35 Credits)

2020Trolls World Tour as Bridget (voice)
2017Trolls Holiday as Bridget (voice)
2016Trolls as Bridget (voice)
2015Rock the Kasbah as Ronnie
2015The Driftless Area as Stella
2011Our Idiot Brother as Natalie Rochlin
2011Your Highness as Belladonna
2011New Girl as Jessica "Jess" Day
2009500 Days of Summer as Summer Finn
2008Gigantic as HappyWatch Free
2008The Happening as Alma Moore
2008Yes Man as Renee Allison
2007The Go-Getter as Kate
2007Flakes as Miss Pussy Katz
2007The Good Life as Frances
2007Tin Man as DG
2007Surf's Up as Lani Aliikai (voice)
2007Bridge to Terabithia as Ms. Edmunds
2007The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as Dorothy Evans
2007Tin Man as DG
2006Failure to Launch as Kit
2006Live Free or Die as Cheryl
2005Winter Passing as Reese Holden
2005The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Trillian
2005Once Upon A Mattress as Lady Larken
2004Eulogy as Kate Collins
2003All the Real Girls as Noel
2003Elf as Jovie
2002The Good Girl as Cheryl
2002The New Guy as Nora
2002Abandon as Samantha Harper
2002Big Trouble as Jenny Herk
2001Manic as Tracy
2000Almost Famous as Anita Miller
1999Mumford as Nessa Watkins

Herself (1 Credits)



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