Birth Name: Zooey Claire Deschanel
Date of Birth: January 17, 1980
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Father: Caleb Deschanel, director and Oscar-nominated cinematographer. Photo
Mother: Mary Jo Deschanel, actress.
Sister: Emily Deschanel, actress. Photo
Status: Zooey is currently single.
Education: Attended Crossroads, a Performing Arts High School in Santa Monica and spent six months studying theater at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Movie: The 400 Blows
Favorite Musicians: Journey, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald
Interests: Jazz singing, Philosophy, Fashion, and Photography.
Interesting Fact: Zooey is named after the male character from J.D. Salinger's wonderful Franny and Zooey.
Interesting Fact: She plays the piano and the ukulele.
Interesting Fact: She went to school with Almost Famous co-star Kate Hudson.
Interesting Fact: Elijah Wood is a fan of Zooey's.
Interesting Fact: She has dated Mickey Madden from the band Maroon 5, Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Matthew Davis (Legally Blonde), Chris Kattan (SNL), Danhi Harrison (George's son), and Hunter Bergan from the band AFI.
Interesting Fact: She collects oversized sunglasses and vintage coats.
Interesting Fact: She turned down a part in the indie Bully to star in Big Trouble.
Interesting Fact: She has performed with the comedy group Manifest Destinyfest.
Interesting Fact: She and actress pal Samantha Shelton (Marley's sister) make up the band If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies. They perform original cabaret acts around LA.
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