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Name: Zooey Deschanel
DOB: 17 January 1980
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Claim to fame: Actress, musician and total cutie
- Both of Zooey’s parents work in the entertainment industry
- Zooey was in the music video for the Offspring's single She Got Issues
- Zooey is allergic to dairy, eggs, wheat gluten
- She went to high school with Kate Hudson
Zooey Deschanel was brought up surrounded by the entertainment industry with her father, Caleb Deschanel, being an award winning cinematographer and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel being an actress in Twin Peaks.
After being pushed towards an acting career Zooey had her first break at the age of 17 playing a model in Veronica’s Closet.
Zooey’s career since this day has kept growing with appearances in hit movies such as Elf, All The Real Girls and (500) Days Of Summer. It is not only acting that Zooey has excelled in though she has also become a great musician and songwriter creating the sound track to the programme New Girl which she stars in. She has won various awards for the hit show, including Best Comedy Actress.
In 2009 Zooey married her long-time partner Ben Gibbard frontman of Death Cab for Cutie, but filed for divorce in December 2011.