Zooey Claire Deschanel was born on January 17, 1980 is an actress, musician and songwriter. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by his role as troubled young protagonist breaking of William Miller's older sister Anita in 2000, Cameron Crowe's autobiographical film Almost Famous semi. Deschanel soon became known for his indifferent supporting roles in films such as Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and Failure to Launch (2006). She then began to play a leading role in films, including "Yes Man" (2008) and (500) Days of Summer (2009).
For several years beginning in 2001, Deschanel made in the jazz cabaret act if all the stars were pretty babies with actress Samantha Shelton. She plays keyboards, percussion, banjo and ukulele, and has sung in several of his films. Deschanel's debut album Volume One (recorded with M. Ward under the name She & Him) was released on March 18, 2008. Monitoring Volume Two album was released in the U.S. on March 23, 2010.
Zooey Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, is the daughter of cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). She is of French and Irish descent. She was named after Zooey Glass, the male protagonist of JD Salinger's 1961 novel, Franny and Zooey. Her older sister, Emily Deschanel, is also an actress, and stars in the television series Bones.
Under Deschanel lived in Los Angeles, but spent much of his childhood traveling because her father shot films on location, who later said he "hated all the traveling ... I am very happy now that I have been experience, but while I was so miserable to have to leave my friends in Los Angeles and go to places where there was any food I liked or things I was accustomed. "She grew up in Canada, Yugoslavia, England and South Africa.
She attended Crossroads, a private preparatory school in Santa Monica, California, where he befriended co-star Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson. She sang in high school, planning to pursue a career in musical theater. He attended Northwestern University for seven months before dropping out to work as an actress.