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Zooey Deschanel

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.


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Born:
Jan 17, 1980 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the series The Simpsons 1989-12-17
Latest Project:
Movie Trolls 2016-10-13
Known For
Poster of New Girl
Poster of Yes Man
Poster of Bones
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography

Trolls (2016)

Adventure Animation Family
Movie
as Bridget (voice)
6.6 698 votes

The Driftless Area (2015)

Romance Drama Comedy Mystery
Movie
as Stella
5.3 20 votes

Rock the Kasbah (2015)

Comedy Music War
Movie
as Ronnie
5.2 81 votes

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
6.2 3 votes

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

Comedy Crime
Series
as Jessica "Jess" Day
7.2 170 votes

Ben Lee: Catch My Disease (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Herself

These Amazing Shadows (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as herself
7.5 22 votes

New Girl (2011)

Comedy
Series
as Jessica "Jess" Day
6.2 207 votes

Your Highness (2011)

Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Belladonna
5.2 417 votes

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Natalie Rochlin
5.9 304 votes

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Summer Finn
7.3 2250 votes

The Happening (2008)

Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Alma Moore
4.8 755 votes

Yes Man (2008)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Renee Allison
6.3 1381 votes

Gigantic (2008)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Happy
5.9 46 votes

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Adventure Drama Family
Movie
as Ms. Edmunds
6.9 738 votes

The Go-Getter (2007)

Comedy
Movie
as Kate
6.5 23 votes

The Good Life (2007)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Frances
6.9 13 votes

Flakes (2007)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Miss Pussy Katz
5.5 20 votes

Tin Man (2007)

Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as DG
6.8 40 votes

Tin Man (2007)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as DG
8 4 votes

Raving (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Katie
7 2 votes

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Action Drama Western
Movie
as Dorothy Evans
7 629 votes

Surf's Up (2007)

Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Lani Aliikai
5.9 453 votes

Live Free or Die (2006)

Action Comedy Crime
Movie
as Cheryl
5.3 6 votes

Failure to Launch (2006)

Comedy
Movie
as Kit
5.5 322 votes

Winter Passing (2006)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Reese Holden
6.8 20 votes

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Adventure Comedy Family Science Fiction
Movie
as Trillian
6.6 1041 votes

American Dad! (2005)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.5 232 votes

Celebrity Mix (2005)

Comedy
Movie

Weeds (2005)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Kat
7.1 155 votes

Bones (2005)

Crime Drama
Series
as Margaret Whitesell
6.6 259 votes

Once Upon A Mattress (2005)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Lady Larken
5.2 8 votes

Cracking Up (2004)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Eulogy (2004)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Kate Collins
6.1 23 votes

House Hunting (2003)

Movie
as Christy

Whatever We Do (2003)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Nikki
7 1 votes

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.9 13 votes

All the Real Girls (2003)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Noel
5.7 26 votes

Elf (2003)

Romance Comedy Family Fantasy
Movie
as Jovie
6.5 809 votes

E! Live From the Red Carpet (2002)

Talk Reality
Series
as Herself
0.8 3 votes

Big Trouble (2002)

Action Comedy Thriller
Movie
as Jenny Herk
6.2 60 votes

The Good Girl (2002)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Cheryl
6 142 votes

The New Guy (2002)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Nora
5.6 119 votes

Abandon (2002)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Samantha Harper
4.8 34 votes

Manic (2001)

Drama
Movie
as Tracy
7 26 votes

Almost Famous (2000)

Drama Music
Movie
as Anita Miller
7.4 656 votes

Mumford (1999)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Nessa Watkins
5.8 19 votes

Frasier (1993)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.7 131 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.9 32 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 22 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 770 votes