Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel



Zooey Claire Deschanel (/ˈzi ˌdʃəˈnɛl/; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999), followed by a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel became known for her deadpan comedy roles in the films 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).[1][2][3] She also did dramatic turns in the films Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005) and Bridge to Terabithia (2007).[4][5] Since 2011, she has played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which she has 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.[6] Besides singing, she plays keyboards, percussion, banjo, and ukulele.[7] In 2006, Deschanel teamed up with M. Ward to release a debut album, Volume One, under the name She & Him in March 2008. They released a follow-up album, Volume Two, in March 2010, with their Christmas album A Very She & Him Christmas being released in 2011, Volume 3 in 2013, and Classics in 2014. She also received Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media nomination for her song "So Long", which featured in the Winnie the Pooh soundtrack.

Deschanel is also a co-founder of the female-focused website HelloGiggles, which was acquired by Time, Inc. in 2015.[8]



500 Days of Summer
500 Days of Summer (stylized as (500) Days of Summer) is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc Webb from a screenplay written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 American revisionist Western film written and directed by Andrew Dominik.
Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American fantasy drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L.
The Go-Getter
The Go-Getter is a 2007 American independent road film directed and written by Martin Hynes.

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'New Girl' Comes Back To Put A Coda On A Successful Run
  –  April 10, 2018
A confession: I was not a fan of New Girl when it premiered. Fox leaned hard on its description of Zooey Deschanel's character, Jess, as "adorkable," which is too twee even for network promotional materials. She was presented as inept and ill-equipped to ...
Zooey Deschanel Responds To #MeToo, Talks End of 'New Girl' and More: Exclusive
  –  April 10, 2018
We may never learn the rules to True American, but the final season of Zooey Deschanel's hit Fox series New Girl promises to answer some fan questions, like what happens between Deschanel 's character Jessica Day and her boyfriend, Nick Miller ...
Zooey Deschanel says she doesn't want Nick and Jess to end up together, and that sound you hear is our hearts shattering
  –  April 10, 2018
After being one of the most popular will-they/won’t-they couples on television for years now, it seems like New Girl‘s Nick and Jess are finally in a good place. For years, fans have watched as the pair agonized over their feelings for one another ...
'New Girl' Premiere Sneak Peek: The Gang Gets This Farewell Party Started (VIDEO)
  –  April 10, 2018
Tonight, Fox's New Girl begins her farewell season—which star Zooey Deschanel considers "a bonus season," since the cast had no idea if they were being renewed before wrapping last year—and it's only fitting that much of Season 7's first episode goes ...
New Girl's Final Season Time Jump Finds Everyone in the Same Place
  –  April 10, 2018
If New Girl had ended after its sixth season, the show's legacy likely would have been a positive one despite the inconsistency that plagued the series as it aged and Zooey Deschanel's leading lady went from adorkable to mostly just annoying. The ...
Zooey Deschanel explains Prince’s ‘New Girl’ cameo
  –  April 10, 2018
Zooey Deschanel has explained how Prince came to appear in an episode of New Girl. The Fox sitcom’s final season kicks off tonight (April 10), with season seven consisting of eight episodes in total. Late music icon Prince appeared in episode 14 of the ...
‘New Girl’ Returns, Up to Its Old Tricks
  –  April 10, 2018
The Zooey Deschanel-led comedy “New Girl” returns for an abbreviated seventh season this week, an eight-episode victory lap for a show that’s been running in goofball, sweetheart circles since it premiered. There’s something admirable about a show ...
‘New Girl’ Star Zooey Deschanel on Filming Series’ Ending: ‘We Were Ready’
  –  April 10, 2018
The seventh and final season of “New Girl” debuts Tuesday night. While fans are already mourning the end of the popular Fox comedy series, star Zooey Deschanel said filming the end of the show was not a sad occasion. “It felt like we were ready for ...
Why 'New Girl' Star Zooey Deschanel Doesn't Want Nick & Jess To End Up Together In The Finale
  –  April 10, 2018
One of the most recognizable tenets of romantic comedies is the classic will-they-won't-they dynamic of a fan-favorite couple. Watching a relationship ping-pong between on-again and off-again only to end up together by the very end of a movie or television ...
Tuesday, April 10: The Large Life and Times of Wrestling Legend Andre the Giant
  –  April 10, 2018
The final season kicks off with a three-year time jump: Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) are dating and returning home from a tour promoting Nick’s YA book; Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is a stay-at-home helicopter dad while his wife Cece ...
Zooey Deschanel admitted her daughter doesn't like her singing, and LOL
  –  April 10, 2018
We thought everyone was a fan of She & Him, but it seems like Zooey Deschanel has a little critic in the house who isn’t into her mom’s group. During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Deschanel said that her daughter, Elsie Otter, just doesn’t ...
Zooey Deschanel Explains How Prince Asked 2 B On New Girl
  –  April 10, 2018
Zooey Deschanel was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to promote the imminent final season of New Girl, and she unsurprisingly shared quite a few music-related anecdotes. Chief among them was the tale of how Prince ended up on New Girl’s big post-Super ...
How Zooey Deschanel’s ‘New Girl’ character avoided the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope
  –  April 10, 2018
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope demonstrates our culture’s compulsive need to categorize people. Coined by critic Nathan Rabin, it initially referred to an eccentric female character whose sole purpose is to teach a brooding man to appreciate life ...
‘New Girl’ Showrunner Pitches Us the Show’s Most Sellable Spinoff as the Final Season Begins
  –  April 9, 2018
But before the seventh installment’s first episode even airs, we’re already thinking ahead to how we can get one more new thing out of the Zooey Deschanel comedy once it wraps. Yeah, we’re talking a new series. Because we’re not ready to let go of ...
What would you ask Zooey Deschanel?
  –  April 9, 2018
Larry King will be sitting down with Zooey Deschanel - What do you want to know? Submit your questions in the form below for a chance to have your question asked on 'Larry King Now' And be sure to sign up for show updates to find out if Larry King asks ...
Zooey Deschanel prepares to say goodbye to 'New Girl'
  –  April 9, 2018
LOS ANGELES – When the “New Girl” cast reflects back on the show’s seven years on the air, they won’t be able to point to Emmys or blockbuster ratings. But they can brag about a certain visitor. “You can have whatever opinion you want about our ...
Zooey Deschanel Reveals Prince Loved New Girl
  –  April 9, 2018
Zooey talks about the last season of New Girl and reveals what it was like finding out that Prince loved the show and wanted to be on it.
Zooey Deschanel talks saying goodbye to 'New Girl,' what's next
  –  April 4, 2018
PASADENA, Calif – Zooey Deschanel has been playing “New Girl” Jess for seven years, but the role hasn’t gotten old. For the upcoming seventh and final season, Deschanel said the role of Jess evolved as the series time-hopped forward three years ...
Zooey Deschanel, Kelsey Grammar and Rebel Wilson among the cast to sing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ live-to-film at the Hollywood Bowl
  –  March 25, 2018
Spring won’t be long once the announcements of all the Hollywood Bowl shows start to land, and on Monday we got a good one: the casting for the celebrity singers who will perform when the Disney animated version of “Beauty and the Beast” screens at ...
20 Secrets No One Knew About Emily And Zooey Deschanel
  –  March 24, 2018
Emily and Zooey Deschanel just might be Hollywood’s quirkiest celebrity siblings. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The saucer-eyed sisters were born and raised in L.A. by showbiz parents Caleb (the cinematographer for Passion of the Christ ...
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Live Concert Casts Zooey Deschanel as Belle
  –  March 13, 2018
Disney’s live-action adaptation of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast was a huge hit last year, but it didn’t satisfy all the fans out there. Some were particularly disappointed with the obviously enhanced vocal work of Harry Potter franchise ...
Zooey Deschanel is your new Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast' live concert
  –  March 13, 2018
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Knocking off one more celebrity from your Disney princess wishlist, Zooey Deschanel is ...
Zooey Deschanel to Blame for Not Getting Film Role, Judge Rules
  –  February 10, 2018
A judge on Friday dealt a blow to Zooey Deschanel, stating in a tentative ruling that she — and not her agency and former manager — was primarily to blame for her not getting a film role in 2013. Deschanel had sued her former manager, Sarah Jackson of ...
Zooey Deschanel Is Making Changes in Manhattan Beach
  –  January 31, 2018
Zooey Deschanel is ending her run on New Girl this year, and the actress is making arrangements for life post-Jess. That is, at least when it comes to her living situation, as Deschanel has purchased a new home in the Manhattan Beach neighborhood of Los ...


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