Zooey Deschanel

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Zooey Deschanel

Deschanel at a premiere for (500) Days of Summer in 2009
Born Zooey Claire Deschanel
January 17, 1980 (1980-01-17) (age 35)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Crossroads School
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Years active 1998–present
Spouse Ben Gibbard
(m. 2009–2012, divorced)
Relatives Emily Deschanel (sister)

Zooey Claire Deschanel (/ˈz. dʃəˈnɛl/ ZOH-ee day-shə-NEL; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter.

Early life[change | change source]

Zooey Deschanel was born in Los Angeles in 1980. She is the younger daughter of Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). Her paternal grandfather was French, from Oullins, Rhône. Her ancestry also includes Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and other French roots.[1][2]

Acting career[change | change source]

She starred in movie (500) Days of Summer and plays the central character in TV series New Girl. She also produces the show.

Singing career[change | change source]

She and M. Ward are music duo She & Him. They have released four studio albums.

Personal life[change | change source]

She married musician Ben Gibbard on September 19, 2009. The couple are separated; she filed for divorce on December 27, 2011. It was finalized on December 12, 2012.

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