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Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Zooey Claire Deschanel

Birth Date :

January 17, 1980

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California

Spouse :

Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie frontman, 19-Sep-09 - 12-Dec-12), Jacob Pechenik (producer, since 21-Jun-15)

Claim to fame :

As Anita Miller in "Almost Famous" (2000)


When 70s culture came back in style during the 21st century, it swept over many particular aspects including showbiz. Motion pictures and movie themes traveled back to the classy era and so there was a demand for seventies look stars. While Hollywood had a low stock of the particular sort, Zooey Deschanel came in the right place at the right time. Possessing an oldies look rather than having the contemporary teen appearance, she spent no trouble changing it. Indeed, she just felt comfortable about the fact “I love old music, old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes, and basically I'm an old-fashioned gal.” So it said, the distinction had become a benefit. By the time she was in her twenties, she had achieved a lot in her short life.

Born on January 17, 1980 to the couple Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel, she had an older sister, Emily Deschanel. The family was a round up entertainment industry components. Caleb had been an Oscar nominated cinematographer while Mary Jo was an occasional actress. Naturally, Emily and Zooey tagged along their parents' trail to pursue similar career. Emily made a good start by gaining a small role in “It Could Happen to You” (1994) starring Nicolas Cage and so did Zooey whose brief appearance could be seen four years later in hilarious series “Veronica's Closet” (1997) starring Kirstie Alley. The originally brunette actress' debut in film would be as troubled young woman, Nessa Watkins, in “Mumford” (1999). Next, she quitted from Northwestern University after six months study because she gained a part as a hippie as well as Patrick Fugit's older sister in Cameron Crowe's “Almost Famous” (2000). This film was huge as it won the 2001 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. It also brought Crowe an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen in 2001, and granted Kate Hudson a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture also in 2001. Indirectly, it also lifted up the names of the two fresh bloods, Fugit and Zooey.

Latest News

Zooey Deschanel Gives Birth to Baby Girl, Secretly Marries Jacob Pechenik

August 04, 2015 01:47:15 GMT

is a new mom and wife. The "" star has given birth to her first child, a daughter, with her fiance Jacob Pechenik. Her representative confirmed the happy news on Monday afternoon, August 3.

Zooey Deschanel Doesn't Worry About Her Weight Too Much

May 06, 2015 03:47:54 GMT

Pregnant has her own perspective when it comes to her weight, claiming she doesn't worry much about it. Besides, she doesn't feel any pressure to shed the pregnancy pounds as quick as possible after giving birth to the baby she is carrying.

Pregnant Zooey Deschanel Engaged to Jacob Pechenik

January 21, 2015 19:55:49 GMT

Mom-to-be is set to marry her baby daddy Jacob Pechenik, Us Weekly learns. The "" actress gets engaged to her producer boyfriend just a week after news broke out that they're expecting their first child together.

Zooey Deschanel Expecting First Child With Beau Jacob Pechenik

January 13, 2015 17:59:03 GMT

is preparing for motherhood. The singer is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Jacob Pechenik. "Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," the mom-to-be told PEOPLE.

Zooey Deschanel Sparks Split Rumors From Jamie Linden After Cozying Up With New Guy

August 05, 2014 06:16:58 GMT

allegedly has split from boyfriend of two years, Jamie Linden. The split rumors first sparked after Zooey was spotted cozying up with producer Jacob Pechenik on the set of her upcoming movie, "" two weeks ago.

Lana Del Rey, Zooey Deschanel Working With Brian Wilson for His New Album

July 21, 2014 05:57:28 GMT

is planning a new album and he has enlisted a number of A-listers for it. According to Rolling Stone, , and are among those who have been working with the musician at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood.

Selena Gomez Shares Photo of Her Hanging Out With Zooey Deschanel

March 20, 2014 06:25:06 GMT

has uploaded a snap of her and hanging out together. The "" star took to Instagram on Wednesday, March 19 to share the black-and-white photo which apparently was taken in a photo booth at Soho House in West Hollywood. "Ladies being ladies. Ladies night," Gomez captioned the cute photo.

Prince Collaborates With Zooey Deschanel for New Track 'FALLINLOVE2NITE'

March 15, 2014 04:44:15 GMT

A few weeks ago, made a guest appearance on "". On the show, he played ping-pong, made pancakes and gave 's character Jess some advice about love before performing a collaborative track with the actress.

Zooey Deschanel and The Simpsons Featured in Super Bowl Promo

January 28, 2014 07:21:45 GMT

"" may get sidelined by Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday, but that doesn't mean that the family is not excited about the game. Homer and his family members are featured in a new Super Bowl promo with an animated .

Zooey Deschanel Gets Apology After Misidentified as Boston Bomber During TV Coverage

April 25, 2013 01:46:02 GMT

has received a formal apology after being mistakenly identified as one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects during FOX's coverage of the incident. On Tuesday, April 23, Kala J. Patterson, president of Caption Solutions which is based in Lawrence, Kansas, said in a statement that they "deeply regret" the mistake and "sincerely apologize for this error."

Zooey Deschanel Tweets After Boston Bombing Suspect Mistakenly Captioned With Her Name

April 20, 2013 04:18:41 GMT

Laugh was unlikely found among the range of emotions, relief, desire for justice, gratitude towards law enforcement, shared by the whole country in the light of the arrest of the 2nd suspect in Boston Bombings. However, an amusing caption error by FOX affiliate managed to draw some chuckles.

Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Finalize Their Divorce

December 18, 2012 03:45:12 GMT

, 32, and Ben Gibbard, 36, have split in the eyes of the law. Their marriage has legally been dissolved a year after they announced their separation. The judgment does not mention financial details of the breakup, but notes that their union cannot be repaired by counseling or mediation.

Nicole Kidman, Claire Danes, Don Cheadle and More React to Emmy Nominations

July 20, 2012 01:56:26 GMT

Thursday, July 20 was a special day for those whose works were acknowledged by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Being mentioned among the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, the likes of , , and have shared about their feelings.

Richard Zanuck Remembered by Rob Lowe, Zooey Deschanel and Steven Spielberg

July 14, 2012 04:53:46 GMT

, and Steven Spielberg were among the celebrities who were quick to send condolence and words of tribute in the wake of Richard D. Zanuck's passing. The movie producer died of a heart attack at his home in Beverly Hills on Friday, July 13.

Zooey Deschanel and Hayden Panettiere Dazzling on Red Carpet of ESPY Awards

July 12, 2012 04:52:12 GMT

A lot of big stars glittered the red carpet of this year's Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards on July 11 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. and were among the female guests who dazzled with their fashionable looks.

Justin Bieber Dishes on His Next Single, to Release Ode to His Mom on Mother's Day

May 04, 2012 05:48:30 GMT

Now that his music video for his single "Boyfriend" is released, is preparing for his next offering while still continuing to promote the lead single. Talking to MTV's host Sway Calloway during the premiere of the video, the Canadian teen teases the next single will be better.

Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel to Support One Episode of 'The Simpsons'

May 04, 2012 04:54:29 GMT

Not less than five renowned actresses will lend their voices in one upcoming episode of "". , , , and will join forces to support the animated comedy and reprise their roles as Bart's old flames.

Lady GaGa Beats Justin Bieber as First Person to Get 20 Million Followers on Twitter

March 07, 2012 03:54:44 GMT

proves that she deserves to be called the Queen of Twitter. Less than two years after taking over the most-followed person on the social networking site from , the Mother Monster broke another record as she beat to be the first person to pass 20 million followers.

Zooey Deschanel Praises Lindsay Lohan's 'SNL' Hosting Gig

March 07, 2012 03:49:43 GMT

Though most critics panned 's performance in the latest episode of "", she at least got backing her up. Met recently at PaleyFest, the Jessica Day of "" even praised her fellow "SNL" host.

'The Vow' Opens as Box Office Champion on Record-Breaking Weekend

February 13, 2012 01:43:25 GMT

"" successfully tops North American box office on a record-breaking weekend. In its debut week, the romantic movie starring and rakes in $41.2 million, which marks the biggest non-holiday February weekend ever. The result is rising more than 30% compared to the same weekend in 2011.

'SNL': Zooey Deschanel Parodies 'The Artist', Show Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012 01:40:18 GMT

brought her "adorkable" "" persona to "" on February 11. Hosting the latest episode of the variety show, she sang a song about a guy who forgets Valentine's Day while playing an ukulele in the monologue.

Zooey Deschanel, Joel McHale to Co-Host 2012 WGA Awards

January 25, 2012 18:56:58 GMT

The funny girl and boy from television have been hired to lead the Writers Guild of America Awards on Sunday, February 19. of "" and of "" will co-host the event held at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium for the West Coast.

Zooey Deschanel: Being Called 'It Girl' Makes Me Laugh

January 18, 2012 04:03:49 GMT

might have struck small-screen gold with her Jessica Day role on "", but she is wary of being hailed the next "It Girl". In an interview for the February issue of Allure, the Golden Globes-nominated actress even admitted that she finds the labeling funny.

Zooey Deschanel, Channing Tatum Hooked for 'SNL' Debut

January 11, 2012 17:41:50 GMT

The next episodes of "" will present artists who will be making their debuts. , , and have all signed up to make their first appearances on the show in February.

Zooey Deschanel Asks to Terminate Ben Gibbard's Right to Spousal Support in Divorce Papers

January 05, 2012 01:46:53 GMT

Two months after announcing their separation, has sought to officially end her marriage to Ben Gibbard. The 31-year-old beauty filed for divorce from the frontman in L.A. County Superior Court on December 27, 2011, various reports say.

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Make Adorable Duet of 'New Year' Song

December 30, 2011 02:20:21 GMT

and team up for a cute duet to wish their fans a Happy New Year. The "" co-stars croon a rendition of classic holiday tune "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?". The actress who dons a white dress with a tiara is seen strumming an ukulele, while the actor who wears a suit is playing guitar.

Chris Brown Enjoys a Good Party in 'Strip' Music Video

December 16, 2011 03:07:03 GMT

throws a fabulous party in a music video for his new single "Strip". Baring his six-pack body, the R&B singer hangs out with eye-candy women who are dressed to impress in flimsy bikinis. He shamelessly ogles them while addressing his fans at home through his flirty lyrics.

Zooey Deschanel, Johnny Galecki and More TV Stars React to Golden Globe Nominations

December 16, 2011 02:33:48 GMT

, and were some of the stars who received good news on early Thursday, December 15 when the 2012 Golden Globe Award nominations were announced. Playing the bubbly Jess on "", Deschanel saw her best musical or comedy actress nomination as "a huge vote of confidence for nerdy girls everywhere."

Jessica Biel Elegant in Black, Zooey Deschanel Lovely in Vintage at GQ's Men of the Year Party

November 19, 2011 05:22:08 GMT

It was the night to honor the men in Hollywood, but the ladies turned out to be the ones stealing the attention. On Thursday, November 17 night, and were among those looking stunning when hitting the black carpet set outside the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles for GQ's 16th annual Men of the Year gala.

Zooey Deschanel Splits From Ben Gibbard After Two Years of Marriage

November 02, 2011 01:18:17 GMT

Another day, another celebrity's marriage comes to an end. Just a day after filed a divorce from , a representative for comes out with a confirmation that the "" star has separated from her frontman husband, Ben Gibbard.

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