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Zooey Deschanel
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Named for the male character in J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey".

Daughter of Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel.

Went to high school with her Almost Famous (2000) co-star Kate Hudson.

Sister of actress Emily Deschanel.

Graduated from Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica.

She spent several summers at camp upstate New York at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. She was also featured in the video for The Offspring's song "She's Got Issues" and the accompanying MTV documentary "Making the Video." She also plays ukulele for the band If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies.

Attended Northwestern University.

Wrote a screenplay titled "Circus Girl" with friend Jackson Nash. Circus Girl involves a witch, evil flying red ballons, and a giant diamond. Zooey plans to star in the film as the nerdy main character.

Is a big fan of actress Parker Posey.

Plays the piano and the ukulele.

Interests include jazz singing, philosophy, fashion, and photography.

Zooey Deschanel stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Almost Famous 2000 at Branford Hoyst with Cheri (Sneak Preview) 2000-09-16 *** 1/2
Big Trouble 2002 w/ Suzy at Branford Hoyts 2002-04-12 ** 1/2
The Good Girl 2002 w/ Suzy at Middletown Destina 2002-09-02 ***
Elf 2003 w/ Family on DVD 2004-12-04 **
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 family on DVD 2005-10-01 ***
Failure To Launch 2006 family on DVD 2006-08-25 ***
Live Free or Die 2006 Suzy 2008-09-28 ** 1/2
Bridge to Terabithia 2007 family on DVD 2007-07-06 ***
Surf's Up 2007 family on DVD 2007-11-25 **
Yes Man 2008 Suzy & Hanna 2012-03-16 ** 1/2
(500) Days of Summer 2009 Family 2009-11-26 ** 1/2
Your Highness 2011 2011-08-09 ** 1/2
Our Idiot Brother 2011 Suzy 2012-01-06 **