Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel was born in Santa Monica, CA in 1980. She is the daughter of Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Her paternal grandfather was French, from Oullins, Rhône; her ancestry includes Irish and French roots. She was raised as a Roman Catholic. She was named after Zooey Glass, the male protagonist of J. D. Salinger's 1961 novella Franny and … [Read more...]