Zooey Deschanel Biography

Gender:
Female

A Golden Globe nominated actress as well as a Grammy nominated musician, ZOOEY DESCHANEL is currently the star of the hit Fox series, "New Girl" for which she also serves as a producer. Her many film credits include (500) Days of Summer opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt; Almost Famous opposite Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand; All the Real Girls, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Lead Actress; The Good Girl with Jennifer Aniston; Eulogy with Debra Winger and Ray Romano; and Elf, opposite Will Ferrell. She made her feature film debut in 1999 in Lawrence Kasdan's ensemble drama Mumford.

In addition to Zooey's work on-screen, she has also earned rave reviews and popular acclaim for her collaboration with M. Ward in their band, She & Him. Their album, Volume 2 debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 and was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2010. In 2011, She & Him released A Very She & Him Christmas, an album of holiday classics. Their three albums boast 21 original songs written by Zooey. Additionally the band has sold out tours in the US, UK and Europe. Zooey earned a Grammy nomination for her original song, "So Long," written for Walt Disney's Winnie the Pooh, for which she also sang the classic Sherman Brothers' theme song.

Other film credits include Failure to Launch, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Bridge to Terabithia, Our Idiot Brother, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Live Free or Die, Gigantic, Flakes, The Go-Getter, The Good Life, Winter Passing, The Happening, Abandon, Big Trouble, Your Highness, as well as the addition to the hit Sci-Fi Channel Emmy Award nominated mini-series "Tin Man."