Zooey Claire Deschanel pronounced as ‘Zoh-ee-Day-Shuh-Nell’ is the Fox channel’s much loved ‘New girl’. Born in Santa Monica, CA in 1980 to a showbiz family, Zooey is a popular multi talented American Actress, model, singer and musician. She is well known for her role in movies like ‘Elf’, ‘500 Days of summer’, ‘The Good Girl’ ,‘Yes Man’ and her latest lead role as Jess in television series ‘New Girl’.
We will now let slip some of the most interesting facts about Zooey and get to know her better!
Birthname: Zooey Claire Deschanel (Named after Zooey Glass from the book Fanny and Zooey)
Nickname: Zo, Zuzu
Birthday: January 17
Ethnicity: French/ Irish (Zooey is a Canadian national)
Religious Belief: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Divorced
Zooey was born in a showbiz family to her father Caleb Deschanel a cinematographer and director and mother Mary Jo Deschanel who was an actress. She has an elder sister Emily Deschanel (36) who is an actress too and is best known for her role in a television series ‘Bones’.
Net Worth of Zooey Deschanel is 15 million $
Face: She has a distinct face shape which is more likely diamond shape.
Hair: Brown with face covering bangs
Shoe size: 8
Body Measurements: 34-24-35
Zooey Deschanel Height and Weight
Height: 5ft 6 / 167 cm
Weight: 55kg/ 121lbs
Career Track :
Zooey debuted with a guest role as a model in a television series ‘Veronica’s Closet’ when she was 17. Her film debut was made in 1999 with a comedy flick ‘Mumford’.
In 2003 Zo got her first lead role in the movie ‘All the Real Girls’. The movie received critical acclamation and bagged Zo her first nomination for Best Actress in Independent Spirited Awards.
- Deschanel currently records under the name ‘She and him’ with singer/ songwriter M. Ward where Ward contributes vocals and instruments to the tracks.
- Zooey has also sung in her a lot of her movies including The New Guy, Elf and Yes Man.
- She has also written and sung the theme song for her current and Fox sitcom popular show The New Girl
First Music Video: The offsprings “She’s Got Issues”.
Here is the list of the movies of Zooey till date. She has played different types of roles in movies. Some of her movies were appreciated by the critics as well.
Mumford, Almost Famous, Big Trouble, Abandon, Frasier, All the real girls, House hunting The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, The American Dad, Live free or die, The good life, Raving, Tin man, 500 Days of summer, Your Highness.
Zooey Deschanel Favorite Things
Zooey’s favorite band is “Beach Boys”. She also likes to prove People Wrong during her free time. The complete information about her favorite things is mentioned below :
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Band – Beach Boys
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Computer Game – Transylvania
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Instrument- Ukulele
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Pass time – To prove people wrong.
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Color – Red
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Movie – The 400 Blows
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Accessory – Oversized Glasses
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Subject – Philosophy
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Apparel – Vintage coats
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Song – “Joanne” by Michael Nesmith
- Zooey Deschanel Favorite Designer – Chloe, Marni
Zooey Deschanel Boyfriends :
Zooey has a long list of Boyfriends. As per the information her first Boyfriend was Matthew Davis. She dated her for around a year and then she started dating Mickey. Presently she is dating Jamie Linden and we hope that this relationship lasts longer.
- Matthew Davis (2000-2001) : He is an American actor.
- Mickey Madden (2001-2002) : He is a part of very famous American pop rock band Maroon 5. It was in the news that the couple is really made for eachother but it did not happen and they finally got separated from each other.
- Hunter Burgan (2002- 2003) : Zooey and Hunter dated for an year and so but the relationship did not last longer.
- Jason Schwartzman (2003- 2005) :– Jason is an American Actor. He was seen at many places with Zooey. The couple dated for around 2 years and finally they got separated.
- Ben Gibbard – Zo tied knot with this American musician of an indie rock band in 2009. They however separated in 2011.
- Jamie Linden – Zo was recently found dating this American screenwriter. Well we just have to wait and watch for how long the couple will be in relationship.
Interesting Facts about Zooey
Here are some of the interesting facts about Zooey which you might have never heard before. These facts include that she is not a vegan, she doesn’t drink and is a college dropout. You can read all interesting facts about Zooey :
- Zooey is not a vegan or vegetarian but was diagnosed with an allergy from eggs, dairy and wheat glutten.
- Zooey doesn’t drink.
- She is a dropout from Northwestern university where she stayed for 7 months.
- Gigi, Singin’ in the Rain, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music are a few old musicals she considers her inspirations.
- Zooey took a 6 years training in Tap dancing.
- She is currently the face of a famous makeup brand, Rimmel London.
- Zoeey Deschanel and Katy Perry are said to have separated at birth due to their strikingly similar looks.