Zooey made it on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2012 list. She is number 17!
Full name: Zooey Claire Deschanel
DOB: January 17, 1980
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation: Actress, Singer
Zooey Deschanel facts
Zooey is an actress who’s appeared in Elf and Yes Man.
Her name is spelled that way after a character in a short story that we’ve never heard of.
Has an older sister called Emily who also acts, starring in Bones.
She’s also in a band, and can play keyboard, percussion, banjo and ukulele. Show off.
Why we love Zooey Deschanel
We love Zooey Deschanel because she’s good at combining hot and funny, and we like that in a woman. Plus she can definitely pull off an elf’s outfit. And when a woman looks hot in any form of fancy dress without turning it in to a slutty outfit you know they’re good. Not that they should be discouraged from turning it in to a slutty outfit, mind…
Anyway, Zooey Deschanel was planning on moving in to musical theatre rather than acting because she was a singer during her high school years. These were a-list high school years though, because she named Kate Hudson and Jake Gyllenhaal among her buddies at the time. Her first acting job soon came along instead though, and it was a guest appearance on Veronica’s Closet, which was a sitcom that we like the sound of because it was clearly based on Victoria’s Secret. Well, the name was at least.
After that Zooey Deschanel moved in to films, appearing in stuff such as Almost Famous and The Good Girl before her role in Elf. It took her a few years before she nailed some lead roles, appearing in Yes Man and then (500) Days of Summer, but she’d already started singing in roles. She’d been performing as a singer away from films for a while too, but released her debut album with another guy as a band called ‘She & Him’ in 2008. Some people just aren’t satisfied with earning millions from movies are they? Still, the more we see, the better. And more we will, as Zooey Deschanel is currently starring in New Girl on HBO, where she fires up the cute and quirky to great effect.