Zooey DeschanelBirthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Birthday: January 17
Zooey Deschanel stars as the quirky “Jess Day” on FOX’s, New Girl, a role that earned her a TV Guide Award for “Favorite Actress.” She’s also known for her portrayal of “Natalie Rochlin” in Our Idiot Brother, as “Summer” in 500 Days of Summer, “Allison” in Yes Man, and as William Miller’s older sister in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. Deschanel is the daughter of Academy Award nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (The Passion of the Christ) and Twin Peaks actress Mary Jo Deschanel. The actress is also a singer/songwriter who has sung in many of her roles, including “Jovie” in Elf. She has also performed with actress Samantha Shelton (Monarch Cove) in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies and with M. Ward under the moniker She & Him.
Zooey Deschanel, as Jess Day
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