Zooey Deschanel is an American actress, model, singer-songwriter, and musician who is best known for her supporting film roles, such as Jovie in Elf, and Summer Finn in (500) Days of Summer, and for her television role as Jessica "Jess" Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl from 2011 to 2018. She also voiced Ani Aliikai in the 2007 Sony Pictures animated film Surf's Up.

For Disney, she played Nessa Watkins in the 1999 Touchstone Pictures film Mumford, Lady Larkin in the 2005 ABC musical television film Once Upon A Mattress, Jenny Herk in the 2002 Touchstone Pictures film Big Trouble, Trillian in the 2005 Touchstone Pictures film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Miss Edmunds in the 2007 fantasy film Bridge to Terabithia. She also provided songs for Disney's 2011 animated feature film Winnie the Pooh.

She is also the younger sister of actress Emily Deschanel.


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