Zooey Deschanel Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


14th April 2016

Quote: "To expect someone to look like her pre-baby self immediately is odd. Because you just grew a human and then birthed that human. There's a lot that needs to go back to where it was. All your organs move around, for chrissakes (sic)!" New mum Zooey Deschanel is not a fan of women who bounce back to their pre-baby weight so soon after giving birth.


20th October 2015

Fact: Actress Zooey Deschanel and her producer husband Jacob Pechenik have named their three-month-old daughter Elsie Otter.


6th September 2015

Tweet: "My infant daughter is going to run for president. She remains silent (on) all of the key issues but she’s much cuter than Donald Trump (sic)." New Girl star Zooey Deschanel jokes with her Twitter.com followers that her daughter - reportedly born in July this year (15) - will be running for President.


26th August 2014

Fact: Zooey Deschanel went public with her movie producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik by walking the red carpet with him at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night (25Aug14).


18th March 2014

Fact: Prince has released the duet he recorded with actress/singer Zooey Deschanel. The song, Fallinlove2Nite, premiered on an episode of Deschanel's Tv show New Girl last month (Feb14).


13th January 2014

Quote: "He was really fast - I was really impressed. He's really funny. He got everything in one or two takes. Such a pro." New Girl star Zooey Deschanel on guest star Prince, who will be appearing on the show's post-Super Bowl episode on 2 February (14).


17th September 2013

Quote: "When I was 12, I had this Super Nintendo that I got for Christmas and I got so obsessed with Zelda that I realised that I was addicted to playing it and I gave my system away... I was spending hours on hours playing." Actress Zooey Deschanel was a teenage video game nerd.


16th August 2013

Quote: "Even I get slammed and overwhelmed by how negative the Internet can get, and I'm an adult. I don't pay mind to it, but it's pretty shocking how when you give people anonymity - it's like the worst of human nature." Actress Zooey Deschanel can understand the struggle faced by victims of cyber bullying after receiving similar treatment online herself.


22nd May 2013

Fact: Actress Zooey Deschanel has made her directorial debut by taking charge of the music video for her band She & Him's latest single I Could've Been Your Girl. The clip features 1960s-inspired costumes and a choreographed dance number.


7th March 2013

Quote: "I kind of really liked that Jennifer Lawrence fell down... It was like, 'Clumsy girls rule!'" Self-confessed "clumsy girl" Zooey Deschanel secretly loved the Best Actress Oscar winner's stage step slip-up at the Academy Awards last month (Feb13).


28th September 2012

Fact: Actress Zooey Deschanel is getting animated for the new season premiere of The Simpsons. The New Girl star will voice Bart Simpson's long-lost love, Mary Spuckler, in the Moonshine River episode, which will air in America on Sunday (30Sep12).


25th September 2012

Quote: "I got this call that Loretta liked me and she wanted to see if we got along in person. I would fly out to Nashville, and if she liked me, we would announce it, but if she didn't like me, we wouldn't. I flew out there and she's amazing and she's so nice. And we spent the day together, and she liked me!" Zooey Deschanel on landing Loretta Lynn's blessing to play the country queen onstage in a new Broadway show.


17th September 2012

Fact: Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis and funnyman Rob Reiner are set to portray Zooey Deschanel's divorced parents on her hit U.S. comedy New Girl, according to Eonline.com. The Thanksgiving-themed episode will air around the holiday in November (12).


12th July 2012

Fact: Jeremy Renner, Zooey Deschanel, Olivia Munn, Hayden Panettiere and Jessica Biel were among the Hollywood stars who helped hand out trophies to athletes at the annual Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (Espy) Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (11Jul12).


22nd June 2012

Fact: Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel will give her verdict on contestants when she joins the So You Think You Can Dance panel as a special guest judge in a forthcoming episode of the U.S. TV talent contest.


17th April 2012

Fact: Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel star in a new campaign to promote Apple's iPhone 4S.


10th April 2012

Quote: "That's never been my focus... My sister was always very motherly, babysitting and stuff. I like kids, and I like being around kids - but it was never an ambition, something, like, I need... I like working. That's what I like doing." Actress Zooey Deschanel doubts kids are in her future, but enjoys doting on her sister Emily Deschanel's son Henry, who was born in September (11).


9th April 2012

Quote: "Honestly, I'm just going through a divorce, so I don't really think that's something I want to get into now. I don't have time to date." Actress Zooey Deschanel has no interest in throwing herself back into the dating game just yet. She filed court papers to end her two-year marriage to Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in December (11).


8th March 2012

Quote: "I know that I definitely need to rest... (but) I really want to bet back into the studio. I have a lot of stuff I want to record and a lot of songs I've written." Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel will be busy during her break from filming TV show New Girl.


22nd February 2012

Fact: Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is set to join the cast of Zooey Deschanel's hit TV comedy New Girl. The former Big Love star will appear in two upcoming episodes, which will begin airing in the U.S. in late March (12).


16th January 2012

Fact: Actress Zooey Deschanel's fingernails were adorned with little tuxedos for the Golden Globes.


4th January 2012

Quote: "I've never really babysat. I'm not great at babysitting. I kind of like don't know what to do, maybe if my mum was around or something. I like holding him, he really is terribly cute." Zooey Deschanel is not a natural carer for her nephew Henry, the three-month-old son of her actress sister Emily Deschanel.


29th December 2011

Quote: "I'm so honoured to be in a category with all these women. These are all people that are my heroes. To lose to any one of them would be an honour." Zooey Deschanel is still pinching herself after landing a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for TV hit New Girl.


20th October 2011

Fact: Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel has signed up to perform the U.S. national anthem at Game Four of Major League Baseball's World Series on Sunday (23Oct11).


29th September 2011

Fact: Actress Zooey Deschanel has scored a TV hit with her new comedy New Girl - network executives at Fox have ordered a second season of the show a week after its U.S. premiere.


22nd September 2011

Fact: Superbad star Jonah Hill and (500) Days Of Summer actress Zooey Deschanel attended the same high school.


1st April 2011

Tweet: "My big sister, Emily (aka Bones) Deschanel and her husb, David Hornsby, are going to have a baby! I am super excited to be an aunt!" Zooey Deschanel is thrilled at the prospect of becoming an aunt, following the news her actress sister Emily Deschanel is pregnant. The Bones star and her husband David Hornsby will welcome their first child together later this year (11).


28th February 2011

Tweet: "MYSTERY SOLVED: now we know who the 'half a man' is in 'two and a half men.'...HINT: it's not the kid!!!!" Actress Zooey Deschanel is not impressed by Charlie Sheen's behaviour after verbally attacking show creator CHUCK LORRE, prompting TV producers to cancel TWO AND A HALF MEN for the rest of the season.


26th March 2010

Quote: "There was a time when I was doing five or six movies a year and it was too much. I must admit that I'm still a little burnt out from that." Actress Zooey Deschanel has slowed down her hectic schedule.


30th October 2009

Fact: Actress Zooey Deschanel has landed a role in hit U.S. series BONES - alongside her sister EMILY. The YES MAN star will play a long-lost relative of her sibling's character in the episode, which airs in December (09).


8th September 2009

Quote: "It took me years to get over my fear of ghosts. I believe there are things within my control and things outside my realm of control. Eventually, I realised it was time to stop feeling anxious about ghosts that I've never met, may never meet and may not exist." Actress Zooey Deschanel on her terror of the paranormal.


7th September 2009

Quote: "As a child my best friends were tropical fish. At elementary school I was a bit of a troublemaker, I'd end up getting sent to the principal's office. There was a big fish tank there. I spent so much time in that office I got to know those fish real well." Quirky actress Zooey Deschanel on her early years.


14th July 2009

Quote: "People have asked why movie stars often marry rock stars. I can't explain why. We met through friends, and it took because I'm a musician, too. We both love music, and that was our common language." Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel explains her attraction to her fiance, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.


10th July 2009

Quote: "I mainly had imaginary friends that were stupid. I always wanted to feel a bit better about myself so I had imaginary friends. We would compete in foot races and I would always win." Actress Zooey Deschanel on how she built up her self esteem as a kid.


10th July 2009

Quote: "It really developed when I would use it as an excuse to get out of doing dishes. I would begin to help and then I would swiftly move to the living room where the piano was and then I would play piano and sing loudly enough to claim to be the entertainment." Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel on how she developed her musical talents.


16th April 2009

Fact: Actress Zooey Deschanel has filmed a new TV ad for America's cotton producers. The Yes Man star also provides the soundtrack to the quirky commercial, in which she changes clothes through a day in her life. Deschanel recorded The Fabric of Zooey's Life with her She & Him partner M Ward.


9th March 2009

Fact: Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel is to launch her own sunglasses line. The Yes Man star has reportedly teamed up with eyewear designers at Oliver Peoples to create her own brand, based on the Ray-Ban Wayfarer.


1st December 2008

Quote: "I've heard so many people say, so many times: 'You're this year's It Girl!' And I'm like, 'You said that to me in 2001 and 2004." Actress Zooey Deschanel on her path to becoming one of Hollywood's hottest starlets.


13th June 2008

Quote: "He's wonderful with children, and he loves his children so much. He talks about them all the time." Actress Zooey Deschanel is convinced THE HAPPENING co-star Mark Wahlberg will make a great father of three. Wahlberg's girlfriend is expecting a son this autumn (08).


25th March 2008

Quote: "Growing up, I used to try to get out of doing the dishes by claiming I was 'the entertainment' and singing. It didn't go over very well with my parents, but I thought it was a great idea." Actress-turned-singer Zooey Deschanel recalls her youth.


9th January 2008

Fact: Actress Zooey Deschanel is turning to music - she's recorded an album, VOLUME ONE, with cult rocker M. WARD under the moniker SHE AND HIM. The disc is due out in March (08).


16th October 2007

Fact: Pop star Pink has a tombstone dedicated to tragic rocker Janis Joplin in her backyard. The TROUBLE singer was once attached to play Joplin in biopic THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JANIS JOPLIN. She has since lost the role to Zooey Deschanel.


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