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  • Name: Zooey Deschanel ( Zooey Claire Deschanel )
  • Date of birth: 17 January 1980
  • Age: 37 years
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles
  • Height: 168
  • Activities: American actress and singer
  • Marital status: married

    Zooey Deschanel: biography

    Zoey Claire Deschanel – is the full name of the singing film star of Hollywood was born in January 1989 in the family, strongly linked to the world of cinema. Her father Caleb Deschanel at the time, was nominated for «Oscar». It is known the operator and the Director. And my mother Mary Weir, the actress, whose filmography is such a masterwork as the TV series «twin Peaks».

    Zoe Deschanel is so often pronounced her name with Russian fans – mixed lot of blood. According to her statement, in their family there are French, British, Irish and Swiss. Zoe was raised in the Catholic tradition. She has an older sister Emily, who starred in the acclaimed TV series «Bones.»

    Probably a future star for Zooey Deschanel had been «programmed» since the day she was born. Even the name she was given not just the first thing that I liked, and in honor of the hero of the novel by Jerome Salinger.

    Mostly family Deschanel lived in Los Angeles. But because of the work dad was frequent and long business trips, which were sent after the head of the family, all his family. Zoe hated those crossings, because in his native city remained her friends and favorite places. In the preparatory school Santa Monica Deschanel met future actors and colleagues on filming with Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson. At school she is seriously engaged in singing. She dreamed of a career in musical theatre.

    After high school, Deschanel admitted to the University but did not study there. Shooting a movie did not allow her to be distracted by the learning process.


    A cinematic biography Zooey Deschanel began an episode in the TV series «Veronica’s Salon», released in 1998. Soon the young actress was offered a prominent role in a feature Comedy film «Dr. Mumford».

    In 2000, Zoe got the role in the musical drama Almost famous. About this work – the mix of acting and vocal skill – she had dreamed. In this tape, the girl got the image of a sister of the main character. Critics praised the painting, and Zoe, although the film did not bring the expected box office receipts.

    In the early 2000s, Zooey Deschanel starred in several tapes, but all of her roles were minor and not particularly popular brought. The artist understood that the present fracture and the career leap she needed the key! And it appeared in 2003. For this work, Deschanel refused multiple roles of the second plan. Drama «All the real girls», in which zoey’s got a way 18-year-old Noelle, really brought the artist fame and the first prestigious award – the prize «Independent spirit».

    This successful project was followed closely by second – Comedy «Elf», which has received great ratings from the audience. It was the first film that brought Zooey Deschanel not only fame but also commercial success.

    After these two projects, the artist regularly removed in the rating patterns. Since 2004, she appeared in high-profile film «Crazy funeral», «Living winter», «Love and other troubles» and «Live free or die». In all these movies, Zooey Deschanel played the main characters.

    It is noteworthy that lovely voice of Zooey Deschanel is often used for scoring a variety of projects. It is often kids bands and cartoons.

    From the new film, which starred a famous actress, it should be noted as the most brilliant Thriller «Event» a Comedy «Always speak «Yes» and the melodrama «500 days of summer». For work in the past Zoe was nominated for a Golden globe.

    In recent years, Hollywood star fans of the wonderful film «Brave pepper» and «New.»

    All this time that Zooey Deschanel starred in the movie, she did not forget about his passion for music. Her fans love the actress for her beautiful vocal. Her beautiful singing can be heard in the film «tough guy», «Bridge to Terabithia», «Elf», «Always say Yes», «500 days of summer» and many others.

    Personal life

    Now Hollywood actress is in a second marriage. Her first husband was a singer and musician famous American band «Death Cab for Cutie» Ben Gibbard. Their wedding took place in autumn 2009. But after 2 years the couple parted. Zoe explained the breakup quite streamlined wording – «irreconcilable differences».

    Personal life Zooey Deschanel took 3 years after her divorce from musician. In 2015, the actress got married with producer Jacob Pechenik. In 2015 the same year, in July, Zoe and Jacob was born a charming little girl that the couple named Elsie otter.


    • «Dr. Mumford»
    • «All the real girls»
    • «Crazy funeral»
    • «Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy»
    • «Living winter»
    • «Live free or die»
    • «Dope»
    • «500 days of summer»
    • «The enchanted Kingdom»
    • «The new girl»


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