Zooey Deschanel is an actress and musician currently starring on FOX's hit comedy series New Girl. Playing the title role Jess Day, Deschanel proves that a woman can be quirky, cute, feminine and still be strong and intelligent. In 2012, she earned an Emmy Award nomination for the show.
Raised by parents who followed their dreams in the movie industry, Deschanel grew up with the support to pursue an acting career. Always comfortable on stage, she began driving herself to auditions as soon as she got her driver's license.
Since landing her first role in a feature film, Mumford, Deschanel has gone on to star in big-budget movies including 2004's Elf and has also become a darling of hit independent films like the (500) Days of Summer.
Deschanel is one half of music duo She & Him. The group released their first self-titled album in 2008 and two years later, She & Him, Volume 2 came out.