Fun Facts About Zooey Deschanel
She attended high school at Crossroads in L.A.; famous classmates include Kate Hudson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
She attended Northwestern for 7 months. She enjoys jazz, philosophy, fashion, and photography.
She plays the piano and the baritone ukulele.
She was part of a cabaret group called "If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies."
She is named after Zooey in J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey."
She sings in an indie pop duo called "She & Him" — they sing the theme song for her new TV series, "The New Girl."
Her father, Caleb, is an Oscar-winning cinematographer, and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, is an actress.
Her sister is the famous Emily Deschanel, the star of "Bones."
Her first on-screen role was on an episode of NBC's "Veronica's Closet," just days before her 18th birthday.
She was born and raised in Los Angeles.
She has been married for two years to Ben Gibbard, lead singer of "Deathcab for Cutie."