Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

  • Real nameZooey Claire Deschanel
  • Date of birthJanuary 17, 1980
  • Age44 years
  • Zodiac signCapricorn
  • BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

Parents and family


Zooey Deschanel husband

Ben Gibbard
(m. 2009-2012)
Jacob Pechenik
(m. 2015-2019)

Zooey Deschanel 2 kids

Elsie Pechenik
with Jacob Pechenik
Charlie Pechenik
with Jacob Pechenik


Zooey Deschanel started her acting career in 1998 with a small part in Veronica’s Closet television series followed by her big screen debut in Mumford in 1999. The performer gained wider recognition in 2003 after starring in All the Real Girls and Elf movies.

Today, Deschanel is most famed for her parts in Eulogy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Yes Man, 500 Days of Summer plus The Happening movies. Moreover, she had the lead role in New Girl television series, which she also produced. Zooey lent her voice for animated movies Surf’s Up and Trolls as well.

However, prior to her acting success, Zooey Deschanel aspired to become a singer. She was a part of a jazz cabaret with her friend Samantha Shelton before forming She & Him indie music band with M. Ward in 2006. Till the date, the duo has recorded 6 albums.

Furthermore, Zooey’s songs sounded in many movies. For instance, she provided soundtracks to Winnie the Pooh, Yes Man and 500 Days of Summer. She is also good at playing keyboards, banjo, percussion plus ukulele.

Zooey Deschanel is the winner of 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Awards along with having nominations for Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and Grammy.

Apart from acting, Deschanel models and advertises different brands, including Chanel, Pantene and Rimmel. In 2011, she co-founded HelloGiggles lifestyle and entertainment site but it was sold later.

In 2009, the celebrity tied knots with music artist Ben Gibbard. However, their marriage was short-lived and was dissolved in 2012. In 2015, Zooey got hitched to producer Jacob Pechenik. They gave birth to two kids together. In 2019, the spouses revealed that they had broken up.

A curious fact: Zooey looks very youthful. Moreover, she is still a little girl inside. The celebrity adores board games and even spent one of her recent birthdays at American Girl store.

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