Zooey Deschanel

Highest Rated: 89% Almost Famous (2000)
Lowest Rated: 7% The New Guy (2002)
Birthday: Jan 17, 1980
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

CREDIT
75% Trolls Bridget 2016
8% Rock the Kasbah Ronnie 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
69% Our Idiot Brother Natalie 2011
28% Your Highness Belladonna 2011
No Score Yet Do It Again Actor 2010
85% 500 Days of Summer Summer Finn 2009
36% Gigantic Harriet 'Happy' Lolly 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
46% Yes Man Allison 2008
18% The Happening Alma Moore 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 2007
79% Surf's Up Lani Aliikai 2007
85% Bridge to Terabithia Ms. Edmonds 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 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 2005
32% Eulogy Kate Collins 2004
83% Elf Jovie 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 2002
82% The Good Girl Cheryl 2002
7% The New Guy Nora 2002
48% Big Trouble Jenny Herk 2002
89% Almost Famous Anita Miller 2000
56% Mumford Nessa 1999

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Director Producer Jess Jess Day
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Jess Day
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 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
84% 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
90% Bones
2005-2017
Margaret Whitesell
  • 2009
No Score Yet Tin Man
2007
DG
  • 2007
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Kat
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Jen
  • 2002

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