Zooey Deschanel Biography: Husband, Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Movies & TV Shows, Height, Instagram, Awards

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Zooey Claire Deschanel is a talented American actress and musician who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry.

She burst onto the scene with her film debut in Mumford and gained recognition for her role in Cameron Crowe’s critically acclaimed movie Almost Famous.

With her charming personality and impressive acting skills, she continues to captivate audiences with every performance.


  • Full Name: Zooey Claire Deschanel
  • Stage Name: Zooey Deschanel
  • Born: January 17, 1980
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Nationality: America
  • Occupation: actress and singer
  • Height: 1.65m
  • Parents: Caleb Deschanel, Mary Jo Deschanel.
  • Siblings: Emily Deschanel, Zooey Deschanel
  • Spouse: Ben Gibbard, Jacob Pechenik
  • Children: Elsie Otter Pechenik, Charlie Wolf Pechenik.
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $25 million

Early Life And Education

Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter.

She was born on January 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, and was raised by her parents, Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel.

She has two siblings, Emily and Zooey, who are also in the entertainment industry. Deschanel attended Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, California, and briefly studied at Northwestern University before dropping out to pursue her acting career.


Deschanel’s acting career took off after her film debut in the 1999 comedy “Mumford.” She gained widespread attention for her supporting role in Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” (2000).

From there, she continued to showcase her versatility by taking on both comedic and dramatic roles in films such as “The Good Girl” (2002), “All the Real Girls” (2003), and “Elf” (2003).

Deschanel has also been recognized for her fashion sense and has been featured on numerous best-dressed lists.

She has also advocated for animal rights and has worked with organizations such as Farm Sanctuary and PETA.

In recent years, she has expanded her acting career to include dramatic roles in TV shows such as “New Girl” and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (2007).

Deschanel continues to be a versatile and talented actress, musician, and activist in the entertainment industry.

After gaining recognition for her roles in independent films such as “All the Real Girls” (2003) and “500 Days of Summer” (2009), Zooey Deschanel’s career took off with her role in the hit television series “New Girl.

However, she has continued pursuing diverse projects, including hosting a food show and taking voice-acting roles.

Deschanel’s versatility and talent have allowed her to succeed in film and television, and she continues to be a beloved and respected figure in the entertainment industry.

Awards and Nominations

  • Emmy Awards: 2012: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (New Girl) – Nominated
  • Golden Globe Awards: 2012, 2013, 2014: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (New Girl) – Nominated
  • Grammy Awards: 2012: Best Song Written for Visual Media (“So Long” from Winnie the Pooh) – Nominated
  • Independent Spirit Awards: 2004: Best Female Lead (Elf) – Nominated
  • Satellite Awards: 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015: Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical (500 Days of Summer, New Girl) – Nominated
  • 2012: TV Guide Award for Favorite Actress (New Girl) – Won
  • 2012: OFTA Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (New Girl) – Won

Social Media

  • Instagram: @zooeydeschanel

Personal Life

Zooey Deschanel, 44, first married musician Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie, from 2009 to 2012, but their marriage did not result in any children.

However, in 2015, Deschanel married film producer Jacob Pechenik, and they have since welcomed two children together, Elsie Otter Pechenik and Charlie Wolf Pechenik.



  • 1999: Mumford as Nessa Watkins
  • 2000: Almost Famous as Anita Miller
  • 2001: Manic as Tracy
  • 2002: The Good Girl as Cheryl
  • 2002: Big Trouble as Jenny Herk
  • 2002: The New Guy as Nora
  • 2002: Abandon as Samantha Harper
  • 2003: Elf as Jovie
  • 2003: All the Real Girls as Noel
  • 2004: Eulogy as Alice
  • 2005: Winter Passing as Sherry
  • 2005: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as Trillian
  • 2006: Failure to Launch as Kit
  • 2007: Bridge to Terabithia as Kim Perkins
  • 2007: The Go-Getter as Kate Jung
  • 2008: Yes Man as Allison
  • 2008: The Happening as Alma Moore
  • 2009: (500) Days of Summer as Summer Finn
  • 2011: Our Idiot Brother as Miranda
  • 2011: Your Highness as Belladonna
  • 2015: Rock the Kasbah as Ronnie
  • 2015: The Driftless Area as Stella

Television Series:

  • 1998: Veronica’s Closet as Elena (1 episode)
  • 2002: Frasier as Jen (1 episode)
  • 2004: Cracking Up as Heidi (1 episode)
  • 2005-2013: American Dad! as Various Voices (6 episodes)
  • 2006-2007: Weeds as Kat (4 episodes)
  • 2008-2013: The Simpsons as Mary Spuckler (3 episodes)
  • 2009: Bones as Margaret Whitesell (1 episode)
  • 2010: Drunk History as Mary Todd Lincoln (1 episode)
  • 2011-2018: New Girl as Jessica Day (132 episodes)

Net Worth

Zooey Deschanel has had a successful career in the entertainment industry, appearing in films, television shows, and music videos.

She has also been recognized for her talents as a model and has a dedicated fan base. Her net worth of $25 million is a testament to her hard work and dedication to her craft over the years.

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