Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress of French and Irish descent. She is the daugher of cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Her sister Emily Deschanel is also an actress.
Noted for her unconventional beauty and a chameleon-like ability to change personas to suit a given role, Deschanel has steadily expanded her Hollywood profile, appearing first in Mumford (1999) and most recently as Trillian in the movie adaptation of Douglas Adams's science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005).
Deschanel has appeared on the talk show circuit (including Jay Leno and Letterman) and presented film industry awards. Her TV portfolio also includes Frasier and various MTV clips including Offspring's video "She's Got Issues".
|2006||Failure to Launch||Filming|
|2006||Flakes||Miss Pussy Katz||Post-production|
|2006||Live Free or Die||Cheryl||Post-production|
|2005||Once Upon a Mattress||Lady Larkin|
|2005||Winter Passing||Reese Holden|
|2005||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Trillian|
|2003||It's Better to be Wanted for Murder Than Not to be Wanted at All||Gas station girl|
|2003||All the Real Girls||Noel|
|2003||Whatever We Do||Nikki|
|2002||Sweet Friggin' Daisies||Zelda|
|2002||The New Guy||Nora|
|2002||Big Trouble||Jenny Herk|
|2002||The Good Girl||Cheryl|
|2000||Almost Famous||Anita Miller|