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In addition to acting, Deschanel is also a talented singer, songwriter and keyboardist, and is one half of the indie folk / indie pop (or as she once described it, "arena folk") duo ''She & Him'' (the other half being singer / guitarist / producer M. Ward), and a couple of her movies include at least one [[TheCastShowoff scene where she sings.]] ''She & Him'' have made four albums to date, titled ''Volume One'' (released March 18, 2008), ''Volume Two'' (released March 23, 2010), ''[[ChristmasSongs A Very She and Him Christmas]]'' (released October 24, 2011), and ''Volume Three'' (released May 13, 2013).

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In addition to acting, Deschanel is also a talented singer, songwriter and keyboardist, and is one half of the indie folk / indie pop (or as she once described it, "arena folk") duo ''She & Him'' (the other half being singer / guitarist / producer M. Ward), and a couple of her movies include at least one [[TheCastShowoff scene where she sings.]] ''She & Him'' have made four six albums, one EP, and thirteen singles to date. Four of the albums to date, titled ''Volume One'' (released March 18, 2008), ''Volume Two'' (released March 23, 2010), ''[[ChristmasSongs A Very She and Him Christmas]]'' (released October 24, 2011), and ''Volume Three'' (released May 13, 2013).
charted in the Billboard 200 (one in the Top 10).



!!Filmography
* ''Film/{{Mumford}}'' (1999) as Nessa Watkins
* ''Film/AlmostFamous'' (2000) as Anita Miller
* ''Film/TheGoodGirl'' (2002) as Cheryl
* ''Literature/BigTrouble'' (2002) as Jenny Herk
* ''Film/TheNewGuy'' (2002) as Nora
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' (2002) as Jen
* ''Film/{{Elf}}'' (2003) as Jovie
* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (2005) as Trillian
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' (2005) as French Maid, Candy Striper Stripper, Dream Girl (voice)
* ''Film/FailureToLaunch'' (2006) as Katherine "Kit"
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' (2006-07) as Kat Wheeler
* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'' (2007) as Miss Julia Edmunds
* ''Film/{{Flakes}}'' (2007) as Miss Pussy Katz
* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord'' (2007) as Dorothy Evans
* ''Series/TinMan'' (2007) as DG
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (2008, 2012-13) as Mary Spuckler (voice)
* ''Film/TheHappening'' (2008) as Alma Moore
* ''Film/YesMan'' (2008) as Allison
* ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'' (2009) as Summer Finn
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' (2009) as Margaret Whitesell
* ''WebVideo/DrunkHistory'' (2010) as Mary Todd Lincoln
* ''Film/OurIdiotBrother'' (2011) as Natalie "Nat" Rochlin
* ''Film/YourHighness'' (2011) as Belladonna
* ''Series/NewGirl'' (2011-18) as Jessica Day
** ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' (2016)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' (2016) as Bridget (voice)
** ''WesternAnimation/TrollsHoliday'' (2017)
** ''WesternAnimation/TrollsWorldTour'' (2020)

!!Discography (as part of ''She & Him'')
* ''Volume One'' (March 18, 2008)
* ''Volume Two'' (March 23, 2010) - Peaked at number 6 in the Billboard 200, her highest-charting album
* ''A Very She & Him Christmas'' (October 24, 2011)
* ''Volume 3'' (May 7, 2013)
* ''Classics'' (December 2, 2014)
* ''Christmas Party'' (October 28, 2016)
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* CelebrityResemblance: She looks a lot like Music/KatyPerry.

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* CelebrityResemblance: She looks a lot like Music/KatyPerry. This is lampshaded when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKKbboquS9s she appeared in the music video]] for Katy's song "Not the End of the World", where the aliens abduct Zooey, mistaking her for Katy.

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*CreatorBacklash: Meta. While it’s almost always the first word people use to describe her, she doesn’t like being called “quirky”. She has said in interviews that it’s a polite way of calling someone weird, and that if she weren’t pretty, people would just call her weird.


Her father Caleb is an award-winning cinematographer (best known for his work on such films as ''Film/BeingThere'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''), and her mother Mary Jo and sister Creator/{{Emily|Deschanel}} are both actresses as well, the former best known for playing Annie Glenn in ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and the latter as ''Series/{{Bones}}''. (Zooey [[RealLifeRelative appeared as Bones' cousin]] in an episode of the latter.) She was married to Music/DeathCabForCutie lead singer/FaceOfTheBand Ben Gibbard from 2009 until 2011. In 2015 she and her current boyfriend and fiancé, film producer Jacob Pechenik, announced they were expecting a baby together. The two got married before the birth of their daughter, Elsie Otter, in July. She gave birth to their son, named Charlie Wolf, in May 2017. Deschenal also has converted to Judaism, Pechenik's religion.

She's the younger sister of Creator/EmilyDeschanel.

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Her father Caleb is an award-winning cinematographer (best known for his work on such films as ''Film/BeingThere'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''), and her mother Mary Jo and sister Creator/{{Emily|Deschanel}} are both actresses as well, the former best known for playing Annie Glenn in ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and the latter as ''Series/{{Bones}}''. (Zooey [[RealLifeRelative appeared as Bones' cousin]] in an episode of the latter.) She was married to Music/DeathCabForCutie lead singer/FaceOfTheBand Ben Gibbard from 2009 until 2011. In 2015 she and her current boyfriend and fiancé, film producer Jacob Pechenik, announced they were expecting a baby together. The two got married before the birth of their daughter, Elsie Otter, in July. She gave birth to their son, named Charlie Wolf, in May 2017. Deschenal also has converted to Judaism, Pechenik's religion.

She's the younger sister of Creator/EmilyDeschanel.
religion. They have since divorced.

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She's the younger sister of Creator/EmilyDeschanel.


* ClarkKent: A number of people get freaked out about how [[https://i.insider.com/5ec434263f73707c96333a09?width=600&format=jpeg&auto=webp utterly unrecongizable]] she looks simply by not having her signature bangs.

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* ClarkKent: ClarkKenting: A number of people get freaked out about how [[https://i.insider.com/5ec434263f73707c96333a09?width=600&format=jpeg&auto=webp utterly unrecongizable]] she looks simply by not having her signature bangs.

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* ClarkKent: A number of people get freaked out about how [[https://i.insider.com/5ec434263f73707c96333a09?width=600&format=jpeg&auto=webp utterly unrecongizable]] she looks simply by not having her signature bangs.


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Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress, and if you're watching one of her performances, chances are she's either a DeadpanSnarker, a ManicPixieDreamGirl, or both.

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Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California) 17, 1980) is an American actress, and if you're watching one of her performances, chances are she's either a DeadpanSnarker, a ManicPixieDreamGirl, or both.


* {{Adorkable}}: She's built her career on this trope. Her ''New Girl'' character is even called this in promotional material. Creator/AbbyElliott's ''SNL'' parody of her overuses the the term, too.


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* EndearinglyDorky: She's built her career on this trope. Her ''New Girl'' character is even referred to as "adorkable" in promotional material. Creator/AbbyElliott's ''SNL'' parody of her overuses the the term, too.


Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17th, 1980) is an American actress, and if you're watching one of her performances, chances are she's either a DeadpanSnarker, a ManicPixieDreamGirl, or both.

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Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17th, 1980) 1980 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress, and if you're watching one of her performances, chances are she's either a DeadpanSnarker, a ManicPixieDreamGirl, or both.


Her father Caleb is an award-winning cinematographer (best known for his work on such films as ''Film/BeingThere'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''), and her mother Mary Jo and sister Creator/{{Emily|Deschanel}} are both actresses as well, the former best known for playing Annie Glenn in ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and the latter as ''Series/{{Bones}}''. (Zooey [[RealLifeRelative appeared as Bones' cousin]] in an episode of the latter.) She was married to Music/DeathCabForCutie lead singer/FaceOfTheBand Ben Gibbard from 2009 until 2011. In 2015 she and her current boyfriend and fiancé, film producer Jacob Pechenik, announced they were expecting a baby together. The two got married before the birth of their daughter, Elsie Otter, in July. She gave birth to their son, named Charlie Wolf, in May 2017. Deschenal also has [[ConvertingForLove converted to Judaism]], Pechenik's religion.

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Her father Caleb is an award-winning cinematographer (best known for his work on such films as ''Film/BeingThere'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''), and her mother Mary Jo and sister Creator/{{Emily|Deschanel}} are both actresses as well, the former best known for playing Annie Glenn in ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and the latter as ''Series/{{Bones}}''. (Zooey [[RealLifeRelative appeared as Bones' cousin]] in an episode of the latter.) She was married to Music/DeathCabForCutie lead singer/FaceOfTheBand Ben Gibbard from 2009 until 2011. In 2015 she and her current boyfriend and fiancé, film producer Jacob Pechenik, announced they were expecting a baby together. The two got married before the birth of their daughter, Elsie Otter, in July. She gave birth to their son, named Charlie Wolf, in May 2017. Deschenal also has [[ConvertingForLove converted to Judaism]], Judaism, Pechenik's religion.


Her father Caleb is an award-winning cinematographer (best known for his work on such films as ''Film/BeingThere'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''), and her mother Mary Jo and sister Creator/{{Emily|Deschanel}} are both actresses as well, the former best known for playing Annie Glenn in ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and the latter as ''Series/{{Bones}}''. (Zooey [[RealLifeRelative appeared as Bones' cousin]] in an episode of the latter.) She was married to Music/DeathCabForCutie lead singer/FaceOfTheBand Ben Gibbard from 2009 until 2011. In 2015 she and her current boyfriend and fiancé, film producer Jacob Pechenik, announced they were expecting a baby together. The two got married before the birth of their daughter, Elsie Otter, in July.

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Her father Caleb is an award-winning cinematographer (best known for his work on such films as ''Film/BeingThere'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''), and her mother Mary Jo and sister Creator/{{Emily|Deschanel}} are both actresses as well, the former best known for playing Annie Glenn in ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and the latter as ''Series/{{Bones}}''. (Zooey [[RealLifeRelative appeared as Bones' cousin]] in an episode of the latter.) She was married to Music/DeathCabForCutie lead singer/FaceOfTheBand Ben Gibbard from 2009 until 2011. In 2015 she and her current boyfriend and fiancé, film producer Jacob Pechenik, announced they were expecting a baby together. The two got married before the birth of their daughter, Elsie Otter, in July.
July. She gave birth to their son, named Charlie Wolf, in May 2017. Deschenal also has [[ConvertingForLove converted to Judaism]], Pechenik's religion.


* AffectionateParody / TakeThatMe: Her guest starring role in the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Independent Movie" had her basically playing a parody of the types of characters she's prone to play. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] outright in the episode itself where Steve actually calls Zooey's character a "ManicPixieDreamGirl."

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* AffectionateParody / TakeThatMe: AdamWesting: Her guest starring role in the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Independent Movie" had her basically playing a parody of the types of characters she's prone to play. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] outright in the episode itself where Steve actually calls Zooey's character a "ManicPixieDreamGirl."


She's acted in such films as ''Film/{{Mumford}}'', ''Film/AlmostFamous'', ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Film/{{Elf}}'', ''Series/TinMan'', ''Film/FailureToLaunch'', ''Film/TheHappening'', ''Film/BridgeToTerabithia'', ''Film/YesMan'', ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'', and ''Film/OurIdiotBrother''. She also has a starring role in the Fox sitcom ''Series/NewGirl''. She has a role on Broadway, [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57432658-10391698/loretta-lynn-picks-zooey-deschanel-to-star-in-coal-miners-daughter-musical/ having been selected by]] country music legend Music/LorettaLynn to portray her in a musical adaptation of the movie ''Film/CoalMinersDaughter''. In 2013 she guest starred in an episode of Fox's ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad,'' playing a parody of the types of characters she's usually typecast as.

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She's acted in such films as ''Film/{{Mumford}}'', ''Film/AlmostFamous'', ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''Film/{{Elf}}'', ''Series/TinMan'', ''Film/FailureToLaunch'', ''Film/TheHappening'', ''Film/BridgeToTerabithia'', ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'', ''Film/YesMan'', ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'', and ''Film/OurIdiotBrother''. She also has had a starring role in the Fox sitcom ''Series/NewGirl''.''Series/NewGirl'' for seven seasons. She has a role on Broadway, [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57432658-10391698/loretta-lynn-picks-zooey-deschanel-to-star-in-coal-miners-daughter-musical/ having been selected by]] country music legend Music/LorettaLynn to portray her in a musical adaptation of the movie ''Film/CoalMinersDaughter''. In 2013 she guest starred in an episode of Fox's ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad,'' playing a parody of the types of characters she's usually typecast as.



Her father Caleb is an award-winning cinematographer (best known for his work on such films as ''Film/BeingThere'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''), and her mother Mary Jo and sister Emily are both actresses as well, the former best known for playing Annie Glenn in ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and the latter as ''Series/{{Bones}}''. (Zooey [[RealLifeRelative appeared as Bones' cousin]] in an episode of the latter.) She was married to Music/DeathCabForCutie lead singer/FaceOfTheBand Ben Gibbard from 2009 until 2011. In 2015 she and her current boyfriend and fiancé, film producer Jacob Pechenik, announced they were expecting a baby together. The two got married before the birth of their daughter, Elsie Otter, in July.

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Her father Caleb is an award-winning cinematographer (best known for his work on such films as ''Film/BeingThere'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''), and her mother Mary Jo and sister Emily Creator/{{Emily|Deschanel}} are both actresses as well, the former best known for playing Annie Glenn in ''Film/TheRightStuff'' and the latter as ''Series/{{Bones}}''. (Zooey [[RealLifeRelative appeared as Bones' cousin]] in an episode of the latter.) She was married to Music/DeathCabForCutie lead singer/FaceOfTheBand Ben Gibbard from 2009 until 2011. In 2015 she and her current boyfriend and fiancé, film producer Jacob Pechenik, announced they were expecting a baby together. The two got married before the birth of their daughter, Elsie Otter, in July.

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