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Zooey Claire Deschanel
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Zooey Deschanel Fast Facts:
Named for one of the two title characters in J.D. Salinger's
Franny and Zooey
Was raised in a showbiz family, but her parents didn't allow her to pursue an acting career until she was old enough for a driver's license.
First acting role came at age 16, when she played Little Red Riding Hood in Interact Theatre Company's production of
Into the Woods
Attended high school with future costars Kate Hudson
) and Jake Gyllenhaal
(The Good Girl)
Played ukulele and sang in a cabaret band called If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies.
Formed indie-music duo She and Him with M. Ward in 2006.
Cofounder of Hello Giggles, an entertainment Web site geared toward women.
Zooey Deschanel Relationships:
Caleb Deschanel - Father
Emily Deschanel - Sister
Ben Gibbard - Ex-husband
Jamie Linden - Ex-significant Other
Mary Jo Deschanel - Mother
Jacob Pechenik - Significant Other
Zooey Deschanel Awards:
2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States
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