Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress and musician.
She was born in Los Angeles, California, the younger daughter of Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel and sister of Emily Deschanel.
She starred in movie (500) Days of Summer and plays the central character in TV series New Girl. She also produces the show.
She and M. Ward are music duo She & Him. They have released four studio albums.
She married musician Ben Gibbard on September 19, 2009. The couple are separated; she filed for divorce on December 27, 2011.