Category: Zooey Deschanel

Zooey attends The 7th Annual Governors Awards


Public Appearances > 2015 > November 14: Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 7th Annual Governors Awards
Public Appearances > 2015 > November 14: Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 7th Annual Governors Awards – Show

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“Rock The Kasbah” New York Premiere

Zooey attended the New York premiere Rock The Kasbah at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater in New York City (October 19).

Public Appearances > 2015 > October 19: “Rock The Kasbah” New York Premiere

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Zooey Tells Adult Scary Stories “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

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Megan Fox is joining “New Girl” during Zooey’s absence

Megan Fox joining New Girl during Zooey Deschanel’s maternity leave

New Girl has a new girl — and it’s quite a big name.

Megan Fox has signed on for a starring role on the Fox series during star Zooey Deschanel’s maternity leave.

The Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star has been cast in a multi-episode arc during next year’s fifth season.

Here’s the plan: Several episodes into the season, Deschanel’s Jess will find herself on sequestered during jury duty (and will not appear in the show). During that period, Fox’s character will rent out Jess’ room. Fox plays “Reagan,” described as a “gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft.”

“It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it,” said executive producer Liz Meriwether. “I’ve been a fan of her comedic skills since This is 40, and I’m so excited to have her on the show.  We had Megan in mind when we wrote this part – she’s the perfect person to come in and shake these guys up.”

Fox will first appear in the sixth episode of next season, which is scheduled to premiere in January.

The role will mark Fox’s first major TV gig in a decade, having last had a series regular role on ABC’s Hope & Faith. Fox arranged to take on the New Girl role in addition to her duties on the upcoming TMNTsequel.

Last month Deschanel had her first child, a baby girl. She also wed Jacob Pechenki over the summer. (And in other New Girl birth-beat news, Max Greenfield welcomed his second child, a baby boy, last month).

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Zooey Exits CAA for UTA

Zooey Deschanel Exits CAA for UTA

Zooey Deschanel has left CAA for UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The actress and musician stars on Fox’s New Girl, although her titular character will be absent for four episodes when the comedy returns for its fifth season, as Deschanel is pregnant. She will, however, appear in theaters this fall in Barry Levinson’s Rock the Kasbah, which stars Bill Murray as a washed-up music manager who shepherds a young singer through an Afghan reality singing competition.

Before her Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated turn in New Girl, Deschanel was already known as an indie film darling, starring in pictures including (500) Days of Summer, All the Real Girls and The Good Girl. Her other movie credits include Almost Famous, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Yes Man and Elf, one of the many films in which she employed the pipes she showcases as one-half of the indie duo She & Him, which released its fifth studio album last December. Deschanel is also co-founder of the female-friendly website and production company HelloGiggles.

Deschanel was actually at UTA for a brief stint in 2013 before returning to CAA, her agency for most of the past decade. UTA, of course, has become the new home for a dozen CAA agents and countless clients — including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell and Sarah Silverman — over the last couple of months.

She continues to be represented by attorney Steve Warren at Hansen Jacobson.

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“New Girl” Renewed for Season 5

Zooey Deschanel‘s Fox comedy New Girl just got a fifth season renewal from the network!

In fact, the cast has already begun shooting the fifth season due to Zooey‘s pregnancy. They decided to shoot a bunch of episodes while Zooey is still able to work before the baby comes. Then the cast will get a bit of a hiatus, E! News reports.

“I have been having a lot of fun in the writers’ room this year putting some of the relationship drama aside and just focusing on making the stories as funny as possible,” creator Liz Meriwether told the publication. “Surprisingly, telling stories about smaller events in the characters’ lives has actually deepened the relationships on the show. It turns out the best way to tell a story about a relationship is to not tell a story about a relationship. I’m going to get that quote tattooed to my lower back later.”

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Happy birthday Zooey!

Happy birthday to Zooey!

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Congratulations Zooey!

Congratulations to Zooey and Jacob!

Emily Deschanel just found herself a new pregnancy pal: sister Zooey!

The New Girl star is expecting her first child with Jacob Pechenik this summer, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,” Deschanel tells PEOPLE.

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