Zooey Deschanel
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Zooey Deschanel is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and model who often appears in films as an awkward, charming character. The roles which she executes so well seems to have endeared her to some of the big shots in the movie industry.

As such, Zooey has increasingly starred in prominent parts which have enabled her to be a part of several big budget movies as well as a star in her own sitcom. Zooey Deschanel is famous in her own right and for fans who cannot get enough of her, here are some more details.

Zooey Deschanel’s Bio (Age)

Zooey Deschanel was born as Zooey Claire Deschanel on the 17th of January, 1980. She was born in Los Angeles and went to the Crossroads School for Arts an Sciences in Santa Monica, California. It was there that she became friends with stars like Kate Hudson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Zooey had initially thought to become a Broadway singer as that would have combined her love of music and acting. She also went to the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts before finally enrolling herself in Northwestern University where she soon dropped out after spending only nine months.

Her television debut came in 1998 with a guest spot on a show named Veronica’s Closet. It was, however, not her first career boost. That particular honor goes to her supporting role in the dramatic comedy Mumford (1999). She also delivered another highly praised performance in the 2000 film by Cameron Crowe, Almost Famous.

In 2004, Zooey Deschanel was cast in a small role in the movie Elf which became a box office hit. It was a movie that helped showcase her talent in music to the world. The actress had two non-hits after that but then starred alongside Gordon-Levitt in the anti-romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer (2009). It earned the two stars critical praise and Zooey Deschanel returned to comedy appearing in such films as Your Highness (2011), The Driftless Area (2016), and doing voice work for Trolls (2016).

In 2011, Zooey Deschanel played various television roles, starring in the sitcom The New Girl which debuted in the fall and quickly garnered a huge audience. In it, she acts the part of Jess, a cute and goofy woman who moves in with three single men following a split from her boyfriend. The show got Zooey Deschanel numerous award nominations and in 2012, she shared the Critics’ Choice Award for best comedy series actress with Amy Poehler.

Zooey Deschanel has also had some success as a recording artist. She got together with M. Ward, another singer cum songwriter like her in 2006 and they worked together to produce the soundtrack of Deschanel’s 2007 film The Go-Getter. Following that experience of working together, they formed a musical group that they dubbed She & Him. She & Him released their debut self-titled project in 2008 and in 2010, She & Him Volume 2 was released.

Zooey Deschanel may also get to explore her musical talent more as she has been cast to play the part of country singer Loretta Lynn in a musical that will be based on Loretta Lynn’s autobiography – Coal Miner’s Daughter.

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Her Sister

Zooey Deschanel was one of those people born into the life that they eventually choose. Her father is Caleb Deschanel, an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel is also an actress.

Zooey’s sister Emily Deschanel also towed the part of acting, she starred in the Fox Crime Comedy series Bones. The creative family traveled around the world as their father’s career pulled him to different places to work on different films.

Zooey Deschanel Husband and Kids

Zooey Deschanel has been twice married and once divorced. She initially got hitched to singer Ben Gibbard, the lead vocalist for Death Cab for Cutie on the 19th of September 2009 near Seattle, Washington. The two announced their separation on the 1st of November 2011 and on the 27th of December 2011, Zooey Deschanel filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce got finalized on the 12th of December 2012.

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Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik (image source)

In January 2015, Zooey Deschanel signaled her willingness to try her hand at the marriage thing again when she announced her engagement to producer Jacob Pechenik. The couple got married secretly in June 2015. In July 2015, they had their first child, a daughter whom they named Elsie Otter and in May 2017, they had a son whom they named Charlie Wolf.

Height, Weight, and Body Measurements 

Zooey Deschanel stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) and weighs 55 kg (121 lb). She stays in shape through ballet based toning classes. The entertainer also regularly involves herself with tap dancing which is good cardio exercise. Add those to her occasional running, hiking, and biking – little wonder she is in such a great shape.