Zooey Deschanel

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A multi-talented American  singer, songwriter, actress Zooey Deschanel born in Santa Monica CA on January 17, 1980. As belonging to a showbiz related family she was driven to be a successful star right from her early age. Her father Caleb Deschanel is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer, most notably for The Passion of the Christ and her mother, Mary Jo Deschane, is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks and she is a younger sibling to Emily Deschanel famous for her television series Bones .

In 1997 as a compassionate young teenage she first gave a guest appearance in a television sitcom Veronica’s Closet later in 1999 she starred in her first debut comedy film Mumford’s produced by Lawrence Kasadan’s. Playing several small roles, later in 2000 she did her second debut film Almost Famous which was Cameron Crow’s semi auto-biography. The film received a great critical attention and got positive response.

Deschanel appeared in a couple of drama series and films playing supporting acts. In 2001 Manic she played a role in, with Don Cheadle and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2002 Big Trouble with Tim Allen and Rene Russo and Abandon alongside Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt and Melanie Lynskey following this she starred in The good Girl alongside with Katy Holmes and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Later that year the tides of Zooey Deschanels’s fame rose higher as she became one of the most out-sought young Hollywood star. In 2003 after turning down many supporting act offers she appeared as a lead role for the first time in All The Real Girls, the movie received good critical response and she got nominated for an independent spirit award for best actress.

Zooey Deschanel with her unique deadpan expressions was soon after casted in Elf, a comedy movie alongside with Will Ferrell which became a hit on the box office. In 2005 she starred in Douglas Adam’s science fiction novel adapted movie The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy.   She was again starred with Will Ferrell in Winter passing as a supporting role.

In 2006 she was supposed to play as Janis Joplin for which she had been preparing for three years but unfortunately the shoot was cancelled against which she protested. She has also done two remarkable children’s Films Bridge to Terabithia in which she played a very timid and kind music teacher’s role. In Surf’s up she voiced an animated penguin named Lani Aliikai. She has also narrated a children’s book Player’s in Pigtail’s.

In 2008 she voiced the role of Mary in the famous animated series The Simpsons later the year she starred in another comedy film Yes Man opposite to Jim Carrey. Because of her flexible acting skills she has aced every face she has played so far and has done justice to all the role’s she has played alongside with the best Hollywood performers.

In 2009 she did a romantic- drama comedy movie with Joseph Gordon Levitt for the second time after maniac in (500) Days of Summer. The movie got nominated for the best Motion comedy picture in Golden Globe Awards.

Up till now her movies have become one of the most anticipated flicks. In 2011 she appeared in a fantasy comedy film alongside Natalie Portman and James Franco in Your Highness , Since September 2011 Zooey Deschanel has been playing  a title character of Fox sitcom New Girl the show has been recipient to Emmy and Golden Globe nomination.

Although Zo0ey’s musical career is not very prominent but her tracks have been featured in several movies like in 2011 Disney’s release Winnie The Pooh soundtrack and  she writes and sings the songs for her current television show New Girl.


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