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Zooey Deschanel

Highest Rated:   89% Almost Famous (2000)
Lowest Rated:   7% The New Guy (2002)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
The daughter of cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel, Zooey Deschanel made her film debut as the conflicted, rebellious patient of a small-town psychologist in Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford (1999). Prior to her debut, Deschanel -- who spent much of her childhood on location with her parents -- acted in a number of stage productions and made her professional debut on an episode of the sitcom Veronica's Closet. A year after making her film debut in Mumford, the young actress appeared in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous as the sister of an aspiring rock journalist who becomes caught up in the parallel universe of '70s rock. After turning up in the Dogma 95-style Manic in 2001, Deschanel would join the strong cast of director Barry Sonnenfeld's long-delayed comedy Big Trouble before re-teaming with that film's D.J. Qualls for the loser-turned-smooth operator teen comedy The New Guy in (2002). After following up with a role in the equally ill-recieved teen-thriller Abandon the same year, Deschanel earned positive nods for her role as the virginal teen who falls for a reformed womanizer in critical darling David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls. Though her next few film roles remained relatively low-key, the latter half of 2003 found the emerging young actress appearing in both the independent black comedy Eulogy and wide-release Will Ferrel family comedy Elf.In 2005 she scored a part in the big-screen adaptation of the popular sci-fi book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In 2006 she was cast in the romantic comedy Failure to Launch. In 2007 she scored a small-screen success as Dorothy in the reimagining of Wizard of Oz known as Tin Man. In 2008 she was the lead actress in the derided thriller The Happening, but had a huge critical success the next year in the indie comedy (500) Days of Summer. In 2011 she was one of the sisters in the comedy Our Idiot Brother, and had another hit on the small-screen as the lead in the FOX sitcom New Girl.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
74% Trolls
  • Bridget
$153.7M 2016
9% Rock the Kasbah
  • Ronnie
$2M 2015
No Score Yet The Driftless Area
  • Stella
2015
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Catch My Disease (Ben Lee: Catch My Disease)
  • Actor
2012
68% Our Idiot Brother
  • Natalie
$24.6M 2011
27% Your Highness
  • Belladonna
$21.6M 2011
No Score Yet Do It Again
  • Actor
2010
85% 500 Days of Summer
  • Summer Finn
$32.2M 2009
37% Gigantic
  • Harriet 'Happy' Lolly
2009
No Score Yet Poliwood
  • Actor
2009
46% Yes Man
  • Allison
$97.7M 2008
18% The Happening
  • Alma Moore
$64.5M 2008
42% The Go-Getter
  • Kate
2008
22% Flakes
  • Miss Pussy Katz
2007
76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Dorothy Evans
$4M 2007
78% Surf's Up
  • Lani Aliikai
$58.9M 2007
85% Bridge to Terabithia
  • Ms. Edmonds
$82.3M 2007
20% The Good Life
  • Frances
2007
No Score Yet Raving
  • Actor
2007
40% Live Free or Die
  • Cheryl
2006
24% Failure to Launch
  • Kit
$88.7M 2006
40% Winter Passing
  • Reese Holden
2006
No Score Yet Once Upon a Mattress
  • Lady Larken
2005
60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Trish McMillan/Trillian
$51.1M 2005
32% Eulogy
  • Kate Collins
$42.3k 2004
84% Elf
  • Jovie
$173.4M 2003
67% Manic
  • Tracy
2003
71% All the Real Girls
  • Noel
2003
No Score Yet House Hunting
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Whatever We Do
  • Actor
2003
16% Abandon
  • Samantha Harper
$10.7M 2002
81% The Good Girl
  • Cheryl
$13.8M 2002
7% The New Guy
  • Nora
$29M 2002
48% Big Trouble
  • Jenny Herk
2002
89% Almost Famous
  • Anita Miller
$31.8M 2000
56% Mumford
  • Nessa
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% New Girl
2011
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Jess Jess Day
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Jess Day
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2005
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2002
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • 2012
No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance
2005
  • Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Margaret Whitesell
  • 2009
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Kat
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Jen
  • 2002

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