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American actress, musician, model, and singer-songwriter

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Zooey Claire Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as young protagonist William Miller's troubled older sister Anita in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. Deschanel soon became known for her deadpan supporting roles in films such as Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and Failure to Launch (2006). She then began playing lead roles in films, including Yes Man (2008) and (500) Days of Summer (2009).

Zooey Deschanel Info

Birth nameZooey Claire Deschanel
Date of BirthJanuary 17, 1980
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationsActress, model, singer-songwriter, musician
Spouse (s)Ben Gibbard (2009–present)
Years active1998–present
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 Emily's four years older, which is a very vulnerable amount of years. Because when I was 3, she was 7, and she was already evil. She basically just used the plot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers to terrify me - and a very over-the-top performance, might I add, 
— Zooey Deschanel was terrified of her sister Emily Deschanel as a kid / March 29, 2012
 It's so hard. And can I say something? I thought she did a really good job. Everyone reads off cue cards. There were some people saying 'She read off cue cards!' Everyone - the cast members, the host - everyone reads off cue cards. That's how it's done, because they change the script right before, so you have to read off cue cards. 
— Zooey Deschanel saying Lindsay Lohan did a good job hosting Saturday Night Live show / March 07, 2012
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 This will definitely be a highlight of my life. For sure, the bucket list. 
— Zooey Deschanel saying hosting SNL will be a highlight of her life / February 10, 2012
 One time I was actually at the Grammys and a girl came up to me and asked for my autograph. And then she was like... 'What??' I was like, 'Oh, I know who you're looking for. She's over there.' 
— Zooey Deschanel saying she gets mistaken for Katy Perry / September 01, 2011
 MYSTERY SOLVED: now we know who the "half a man" is in "two and a half men."...HINT: it's not the kid!!!! 
— Zooey Deschanel in a twitter tweet, about Charlie Sheen's rant on Two and Half Men show / February 26, 2011

 Every actor’s known for being good at certain types of role. I think maybe for a little while, it was OK. I didn’t necessarily want to do that all the time; it gets a little bit boring. There are other things I can do well but I feel like I’ve been very lucky to have been able to play all the different roles that I have. 
— Zooey Deschanel hates playing best friend in movies / February 12, 2011
 I’m not going to use a singing take that I don’t like… but when you’re acting you’re totally at the mercy of someone else. They can cut you together to make your timing totally different. They can cut two takes and manipulate you, which is an incredible thing in many ways because they can make you look better, or they can make you look worse. In the end, I do not have control over what’s on screen which is very terrifying. 
— Zooey Deschanel hates playing best friend in movies / February 12, 2011
 I hadn’t been on vacation for many years, but last year, I had the good fortune to go to Maui in Hawaii, twice. I’d like to go back there again as I’m a creature of habit, 
— Zooey Deschanel / September 06, 2010
 I just adore Los Angeles. New York has great restaurants and it’s fun to walk around there, but I’m from Los Angeles and all of my friends are here — it’s such a beautiful place, 
— Zooey Deschanel loves spending time in Los Angeles and New York / September 06, 2010
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