Zooey Deschanel

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
67% The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show Actor 2019
No Score Yet Trolls Holiday Actor 2017
76% Trolls Bridget $153.7M 2016
8% 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
70% Our Idiot Brother Natalie $24.7M 2011
27% Your Highness Belladonna $21.7M 2011
No Score Yet Do It Again Actor 2010
85% 500 Days of Summer Summer Finn $32.2M 2009
36% Gigantic Harriet 'Happy' Lolly 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
46% Yes Man Allison $97.7M 2008
18% The Happening Alma Moore $64.6M 2008
42% The Go-Getter Kate 2008
22% Flakes Miss Pussy Katz 2007
77% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Dorothy Evans $4M 2007
79% 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
42% 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
34% Eulogy Kate Collins $42.3K 2004
84% Elf Jovie $173.5M 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
82% 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
57% 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 Jess Jess Day Producer 2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Jess Day 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2016
2014
2013
2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2016
2014
2013
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
2008
2005
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010-2018
Appearing 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2013
2012
85% 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
2005-2019
Judge 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2011
90% Bones
2005-2017
Margaret Whitesell 2009
No Score Yet Top Chef Masters
2009-2013
Appearing 2009
No Score Yet Tin Man
2007
DG 2007
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Kat 2007
2006
2005
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Jen 2002
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
1998
67% Gone Mental with Lior
2020
Guest

QUOTES FROM Zooey Deschanel CHARACTERS

Anita Miller says: Listen to Tommy with a candle burning and you will see your entire future.

Noel says: Nobody said we had to be perfect.

Tom says: You're ridiculous. Your favorite Beatle is Ringo.

Summer Finn says: Damn right! Ringo's the best.

Tom says: Look, we don't have to put a label on it. That's fine. I get it. But, you know, I just... I need some consistency.

Tom says: Look, we don't have to put a label on it. That's fine. I get it. But, you know, I just, I need some consistency.

Summer Finn says: I know.

Tom says: I need to know that you're not gonna wake up in the morning and feel differently.

Summer Finn says: And I can't give you that. Nobody can.

Summer Finn says: You weren't wrong, Tom. You were just wrong about me.

Jovie says: What were you doing in the women's locker room this morning?

Buddy says: I heard you singing.

Jovie says: What about the fact that I was naked in the shower?

Buddy says: I didn't know you were naked.

Summer Finn says: Save the serious time for tomorrow.

Noel says: I wish I didn't hurt with every thought of you.

Noel says: Last night, I had a dream that you planted a garden on a trampoline and I was so happy that I invented peanut butter.

Tom says: There's a lot of different stuff you could do..?

Tom says: There's a lot of different stuff you could do?

Summer Finn says: ... Show me.

Summer Finn says: Show me.

Jess Aarons says: That's what Leslie Burke says. She told me to keep my mind wide open.

Ms. Edmonds says: Leslie Burke is right. Mind like yours wide open, you could create a whole new world.

Allison says: Carl Allen:(hyperactive) I never had a Red Bull before, but last night I had had a Red Bull, now I really Like Red Bull. Allison: Yeah, you seem a little hyper. Carl Allen: Hey! After we jog, we should GET a Red Bull! Allison: Yeah, that'd be- Carl Allen: (cutting her off) Red Bull. Red Bull.

Carl Allen says: [hyperactive] I never had a Red Bull before, but last night I had had a Red Bull, now I really Like Red Bull.

Allison says: Yeah, you seem a little hyper.

Carl Allen says: Hey! After we jog, we should GET a Red Bull!

Allison says: Yeah, that'd be-

Carl Allen says: [cutting her off] Red Bull. Red Bull.

Tom says: What happens if you fall in love?

Summer Finn says: Well, you don't believe that, do you?

Tom says: It's love. It's not Santa Clause.

Lani Aliikai says: Alright, well this is the third time you've been unconscious this week. I just don't think it's very good for your brain.

Alma Moore says: We ate tiramisu together. That was it. I told you that would be it.

Tom says: That was my nickname in college, Perfectly Adequate and Handsome

Tom says: That was my nickname in college, Perfectly Adequate and Handsome.

Summer Finn says: They used to call me anal girl...

Tom says: *spits up drink*

Summer Finn says: I was very neat, and, organised

Summer Finn says: I was very neat, and, organized.

Tom says: We don't have to put a label on it, I just need to know you're not going to wake up in the morning and feel differently.

Summer Finn says: I can't give you that Tom, no one can.

Alma Moore says: It makes you kill yourself. Just when you thought there couldn't be any more evil that can be invented.

Pussy Katz says: Well then play me a song!

Neal Downs says: Well then bring me a guitar!

Summer Finn says: ...And I just kept thinking, Tom was right.

Tom says: [smiles] No.

Summer Finn says: [laughs] Yeah, I did. I did.

Summer Finn says: [serious] It just wasn't me that you were right about.

Tom says: What happened? Why - why didn't they work out?

Summer Finn says: What always happens. Life.

Tom says: Nobody loves Ringo Starr.

Summer Finn says: That's what I love about him.

Gimbels Manager says: Six-inch ribbon curls, honey.

Jovie says: That's impossible.

Gimbels Manager says: SIX... inches.

Jovie says: [Sighs]

Jovie says: [sighs]

Jovie says: I CAN sing, I just choose not to.

Anita Miller says: Feck you!

Tom says: That's actually my nick name in the college, they called me 'perfectly adequate' hansen

Tom says: That's actually my nick name in the college, they called me 'perfectly adequate' Hansen.

Summer Finn says: They used to called me anal girl

Tom says: (shock and choked)

Tom says: [shock and choked]

Summer Finn says: I was very neat and organized

Summer Finn says: I was very neat and organized.

Summer Finn says: There's no such thing as love, it's a fantasy.

Summer Finn says: There's no such thing as love, it's fantasy.

Summer Finn says: We're like Sid and Nancy here.

Summer Finn says: We've been like Sid and Nancy for months now.

Tom says: Sid stabbed Nancy...I hardly think I'm Sid Viscious...

Tom says: Summer, Sid stabbed Nancy, seven times with a kitchen knife, I mean we have some disagreements but I hardly think I'm Sid Vicious.

Summer Finn says: No...I'M Sid, Tom.

Summer Finn says: No I'm Sid.

Tom says: Oh, so I'm Nancy...

Summer Finn says: Let's just eat and we'll talk about it later. Mmm, that is good, I'm really glad we did this. I love these pancakes... what?

Summer Finn says: Tom, don't go! You're still my best friend!

Buddy says: Sounds like somebody needs to sing a Christmas Carol.

Jovie says: No way.

Buddy says: The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.

Jovie says: Thanks, but I don't sing.

Buddy says: Oh, well, it's just like talking, except longer and louder, and you move your voice up and down.

Kit says: What the hell kinda of Devil bird chirps at night

Kit says: What the hell kind of devil bird chirps at night.

Allison says: Have you met my friend Ian? He's a computer hacker. He helped me erase your MySpace page, and your band's MySpace page, and your FaceBook page. Happy networking asshole!

Allison says: The world's a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it.

Alma Moore says: It makes you kill yourself. Just when you thought there couldn't be any more evil that can be invented.

Alma Moore says: Can you believe how crappy people are?

Summer Finn says: Summer: I woke up one morning and I just knew.

Tom says: Tom: Knew what?

Summer Finn says: Summer: What I was never sure of with you