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Zooey Deschanel is a Actor American born on 17 january 1980 at Los Angeles (USA)

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel
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Birth name Zooey Claire Deschanel
Nationality USA
Birth 17 january 1980 (38 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Zooey Claire Deschanel (/ˈzoʊ.iː deɪʃəˈnɛl/; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, model, and producer. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in 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 comedy roles in films such as 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). She also received acclaim for her dramatic turns in films Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005) and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). She has played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl since 2011, for which she has received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations. USA Today described her performance as "Given a role tailored to launch her from respected indie actor to certified TV star, Deschanel soars, combining well-honed skills with a natural charm."

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, under the name She & Him which was released in March 2008. Their follow-up album Volume Two was released in the U.S. 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 Winnie the Pooh soundtrack.

Deschanel is also co-founder of female-focused website HelloGiggles.

Biography

In December 2008, Deschanel became engaged to musician Ben Gibbard, lead vocalist for Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service. They married on September 19, 2009, near Seattle, Washington. On November 1, 2011, they announced their separation. Deschanel subsequently filed for divorce on December 27, 2011, citing "irreconcilable differences." The divorce was finalized on December 12, 2012.

Deschanel is allergic to eggs, dairy, and wheat gluten. She used to be a vegan which, according to a March 2010 interview with Health magazine, she had to give up because her food sensitivities made it too difficult for her to stay healthy on a vegan diet. A year prior to giving up her vegan diet, she was featured on episode eight of season one of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, in which the chefs participating in the competition were challenged to cater a vegan lunch party for her family and friends using no eggs, dairy, soy or gluten.

In mid-2014, she began dating producer Jacob Pechenik. Deschanel confirmed she and Pechenik were engaged in January 2015, and gave birth to a baby girl in July, named Elsie Otter. The two were married before the baby's birth. The pregnancy was not written into the plot of New Girl.

Best films

Trolls (2016)
(Actress)
Yes Man (2008)
(Actress)
Elf (2003)
(Actress)
The Happening (2008)
(Actress)
Surf's Up (2007)
(Actress)
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
(Actress)

Usually with

Danny McBride
Danny McBride
(3 films)
Kyle Gass
Kyle Gass
(4 films)
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Zooey Deschanel (35 films)

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Actress

Trolls
Trolls (2016)
, 1h32
Directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn, Anand Tucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Grace Moretz, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake, Christine Baranski
Roles Bridget (voice)
Rating65% 3.2526853.2526853.2526853.2526853.252685
Princess Poppy and Branch venture "far beyond the only world they have ever known", and their quest will test their strength and reveal their true colors.
Rock the Kasbah, 1h40
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Bruce Willis, Danny McBride, Kate Hudson, Scott Caan, Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel
Roles Ronnie
Rating54% 2.7493352.7493352.7493352.7493352.749335
Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), a has-been rock manager takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his U.S. passport, he discovers a young Afghan girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan's version of American Idol.
The Driftless Area
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, Ciarán Hinds, John Hawkes
Roles Stella
Rating53% 2.6528852.6528852.6528852.6528852.652885
The film tells the story of a young man by the name of Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin) who falls in love with a mysterious woman named Stella (Zooey Deschanel) and finds himself in a game out of cat and mouse with a somewhat idiotic but nonetheless capable and violent criminal named Shane (John Hawkes) in a story that is equal parts about fate, love, coming-of-age, and life in a small-town.
Our Idiot Brother, 1h30
Directed by Jesse Peretz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Natalie Rochlin
Rating63% 3.199113.199113.199113.199113.19911
Ned Rochlin (Paul Rudd) is a biodynamic farmer living with his girlfriend, Janet (Kathryn Hahn). While selling produce at a local market, Ned sells marijuana to a uniformed police officer due to the officer's claim that he had a stressful week, which made Ned feel sympathetic after initially being skeptical. Ned is then arrested on a charge of selling drugs.
Your Highness, 1h45
Directed by David Gordon Green
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Buddy films
Actors James Franco, Natalie Portman, Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel, Rasmus Hardiker, Michael Clarke Duncan
Roles Belladonna
Rating54% 2.749362.749362.749362.749362.74936
Thadeous and Fabious are sons of King Tallious in the Kingdom of Mourne. They are warriors: Fabious is dashing and skilled and Thadeous is lazy and ineffectual. While celebrating his latest victory over the evil sorcerer, Leezar, who has been ravaging Tallious's kingdom, Fabious introduces the virgin Belladonna whom he has freed from a tower and wishes to marry. Though his brother makes him the best man, Thadeous skips the wedding after overhearing Fabious's Knights Elite, led by Boremont, talk about him negatively. The wedding is then crashed by Leezar, who reveals himself to be the one who placed Belladonna in the tower. Leezar re-kidnaps her and flees. Returning to the castle with his servant Courtney, Thadeous is given an ultimatum: join Fabious on his quest to rescue Belladonna or be banished from Mourne.
Winnie the Pooh, 1h9
Directed by Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Bud Luckey, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Huell Howser
Roles chanteuse soliste
Rating72% 3.6455153.6455153.6455153.6455153.645515
The film is based on three stories found in the Milne books. Two stories are from Winnie-the-Pooh: "In Which Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds One" and "In Which Piglet Meets a Heffalump". The other story is found in The House at Pooh Corner: "In Which Rabbit Has a Busy Day and We Learn What Christopher Robin Does in the Mornings". Some elements, such as the gang thinking that Christopher Robin has been captured by a monster, are based on events from the film Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin.
500 Days of Summer, 1h35
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Gray Gubler, Clark Gregg
Roles Summer Finn
Rating76% 3.847173.847173.847173.847173.84717
The film is presented in a nonlinear narrative, as it jumps from various days within the 500-day span of Tom and Summer's relationship, indicated by an animation that includes the day's number; the following summary is a linear version of the events of the film.
Gigantic
Gigantic (2008)
, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, Edward Asnere, Jane Alexander, John Goodman, Leven Rambin
Roles Happy
Rating60% 3.0487953.0487953.0487953.0487953.048795
Un vendeur de matelas trouve son intention d'adopter un bébé chinois augmentée par l'arrivée d'une jeune femme, qui vient en son lieu de travail, s'endort sur un des lits, et commence à affecter sa vie en se réveillant.
The Happening, 1h26
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes Films about education, Environmental films, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Spencer Breslin, Ashlyn Sanchez
Roles Alma Moore
Rating50% 2.5000652.5000652.5000652.5000652.500065
In New York City's Central Park, people begin committing mass suicide. Initially believed to be caused by a bio-terrorist attack using an airborne neurotoxin, the behavior quickly spreads across the northeastern United States. Elliot Moore, a high school science teacher in Philadelphia, hears about the attacks and decides to go to Harrisburg by train with his wife, Alma. They are accompanied by his friend Julian and Julian's eight-year-old daughter Jess. Julian's wife is stuck in Philadelphia but is expected to meet them in Harrisburg. The train loses all radio contact en route and stops at a small town. They receive word that Philadelphia has been attacked by the toxin and Julian's wife was not able to get on the train to Harrisburg. Julian decides to go look for her, leaving his daughter with the Moores while he hitches a ride. However, the town has already been hit by the toxin. Succumbing to it, the driver and Julian both commit suicide.
Yes Man
Yes Man (2008)
, 1h44
Directed by Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins, Danny Masterson, Maile Flanagan
Roles Renee Allison
Rating67% 3.3985053.3985053.3985053.3985053.398505
Bank loan officer Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) has become withdrawn since his divorce from ex-wife Stephanie. He has an increasingly negative outlook on his life and routinely ignores his friends Pete (Bradley Cooper) and Rooney (Danny Masterson). An old colleague suggests that he goes to a motivational "Yes!" seminar with him, which encourages its attendants to seize the opportunity to say "Yes!". Carl attends and meets inspirational guru Terrence Bundley (Terence Stamp). Bundley publicly forces a reluctant Carl to promise to answer "Yes!" to every opportunity, request, or invitation that presents itself.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2h39
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Assassinat, Films about families, Jesse James, Gangster films
Actors Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Shepard, Jeremy Lee Renner, Ted Levine
Roles Dorothy Evans
Rating74% 3.748083.748083.748083.748083.74808
Young, starstruck Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) seeks out Jesse James (Brad Pitt) when the James gang is planning a train robbery in Blue Cut, Missouri, making unsuccessful attempts to join the gang with the help of his older brother Charley (Sam Rockwell), already a member. The train turns out to be carrying only a fraction of the money originally thought, and Frank James (Sam Shepard) tells Charley Ford that this robbery would be the last the James brothers would commit, and that the gang "gave up their nightridin' for good." Jesse returns home to Kansas City, bringing the Fords, Dick Liddil (Paul Schneider) and his cousin, Wood Hite (Jeremy Renner). Jesse sends Charley, Wood and Dick away, but insists that Bob stay. He wanted the younger man just for his help in moving furniture to a new home in St. Joseph. Bob becomes more admiring of James before being sent back to his sister's farmhouse, where he rejoins his brother Charley, Hite, and Liddil.
Flakes
Flakes (2007)
, 1h24
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Aaron Stanford, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd, Ryan Donowho, Frank Wood, Keir O'Donnell
Roles Miss Pussy Katz
Rating59% 2.9981152.9981152.9981152.9981152.998115
Struggling musician Neal Downs (Aaron Stanford) works as manager of a little New Orleans eatery called Flakes, owned by an old hippie, Willie B (Christopher Lloyd), that serves nothing but cold cereal to its loyal clientele. When a rival franchise opens up across the street, Neal's girlfriend, the self-named Pussy Katz (Zooey Deschanel), applies for a job at the new establishment as a means of getting back at Neal for refusing to hire her at his place.
The Go-Getter, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone, Maura Lynn Tierney, Giuseppe Andrews, William Lee Scott
Roles Kate
Rating66% 3.347893.347893.347893.347893.34789
One ordinary day, 19-year-old Mercer White (Lou Taylor Pucci) steals a Volvo station wagon from a car wash, and leaves Eugene, Oregon to find his estranged half-brother Arlen, who is unaware that their mother has recently died. Soon after leaving, a cell phone in the car rings, and Mercer finds himself talking to the owner of the car, Kate (Zooey Deschanel), who lends him her car on the condition that he calls regularly to describe his trip to her.
The Good Life, 1h30
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Mark Webber, Zooey Deschanel, Drea de Matteo, Harry Dean Stanton, Bill Paxton, Chris Klein
Roles Frances
Rating64% 3.2491153.2491153.2491153.2491153.249115
A movie about the travails of Jason (Mark Webber), a young gas station attendant and movie projectionist living in Nebraska. His encounters with various social difficulties and with Frances (Zooey Deschanel), a beautiful and enigmatic young woman leads to dramatic changes and decisions in his life.