Zooey Deschanel Ethnicity, Race, Religion and Nationality

Zooey Claire Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1980. The owner of a mixed blood of Irish (her mother) and French (her grandfather) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Zooey was born as the youngest of two siblings and all members of the Deschanel family have a profession in the Hollywood film industry.

Zooey Deschanel Ethnicity, Race, Religion and Nationality
Zooey Deschanel

Zooey’s father, Caleb Deschanel is a film director and cinematographer. and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, is a film actress. Zooey’s sister, Emily Deschanel, is also a film actress who until 2009 still starred in the BONES series. As a child, Zooey often moved from one city to another like New York and London.

Zooey’s name was taken from a character named Zooey Glass in the story of Franny and Zooey, a novel about the family by J. D. Salinger in 1961.

Zooey’s desire to act began as a child when Zooey saw a child in an advertisement. Zooey’s father did not allow her to act until she had a SIM and was able to drive herself to the auditions she wanted.


Zooey’s career in the big screen began in 1999 when she starred in Mumford dramas and was asked to portray the character Vanessa Watkins, a depressed girl about her body shape who wanted to be slim and sexy.

She became famous when playing in ALL THE REAL GIRLS (2003), ELF (2003), WINTER PASSING (2005), FAILURE TO LAUNCH (2006), and BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA (2007).

Not only in the world of film, but Zooey also penetrated the world of music. On March 18, 2008, Zooey released their first debut VOLUME ONE together with American musician, M. Ward. They both named themselves She & Him.

The debut of Zooey and M. Ward’s album entitled VOLUME ONE contains 13 songs and is under the record company Merge Records with M. Ward himself who is the producer of the album’s recordings.

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