Zooey Deschanel was born on January 17, 1980 in Los Angeles. Her parents are both active in cinema (her father is a cinematogerpher and director, her mother an actress). As she grew up she often travelled together with her father for the movies he was working on. It was something she didn’t like. She went to Crossroads School for Art & Sciences (college preparatory school). She got to know Kate Hudson and Jake Gyllenhaal, who also attended. She wanted to become a singer, which she did a lot in high school and wanted to be in the theatre. She attended Northwestern University, but decided to drop out after only seven months to pursue her acting career.
Her first appearance was on the TV show Veronica’s Closet in 1998 and her first movie was Mumford. She has since been in movies like Almost Famous, Elf, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Bridge to Terabithia, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Happening and (500) Days of Summer.
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