Zooey Deschanel

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Zooey Claire Deschanel
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/17/1980, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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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 (Almost Famous) 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:
  • Mary Jo Deschanel - Mother
  • Jamie Linden - Ex-significant Other
  • Emily Deschanel - Sister
  • Ben Gibbard - Ex-husband
  • Caleb Deschanel - Father
  • Zooey Deschanel Awards:
  • 2012 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
  • 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
  • College:
  • Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

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