Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Actress + Musician + Singer-songwriter
Born Jan 17, 1980

'Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as young protagonist William Miller's rebellious older sister Anita in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Zooey Deschanel.


1980 Birth Deschanel was born January 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. … Read More


1999 19 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1999, she made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her role as Anita Miller in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. … Read More


2002 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 2002, The New York Times reported that Deschanel was "one of Hollywood's most sought-after young stars," and the Los Angeles Times wrote in early 2003 that Deschanel had become a recognizable type, due to "her deadpan, sardonic and scene-stealing film performances" as the protagonist's best friend. … Read More
2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 25 Years Old In 2005, she played Trillian in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams' science fiction novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and starred as Reese Holden in Winter Passing, with supporting role from Will Ferrell.
2006 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Then Deschanel played Sarah Jessica Parker's neurotic roommate in Failure to Launch (2006) and had a recurring role in four episodes of the Showtime television series Weeds from 2006 to 2007 where she played Kat, Andy Botwin's quirky ex-girlfriend.
2007 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Deschanel appeared in two children's films that were Bridge to Terabithia, in which she played Jesse's quirky music teacher, and the animated film Surf's Up where she voiced Lani Aliikai, a penguin.
Ward to release their debut album Volume One, under the name She & Him which was released in March 2008. … Read More
2009 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Deschanel co-starred in the title role in the romantic comedy-drama (500) Days of Summer, opposite her Manic co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt which was about the development and demise of a relationship. … Read More


In 2010, a pilot was made for HBO titled I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, where she played the title role of Pamela Des Barres, but it was passed by the network. … Read More
A Very She & Him Christmas was announced on Pitchfork.com in September 2011. … Read More
In 2012, she was featured in a commercial for the iPhone 4S (Siri).
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