Zooey Deschanel
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There is always a reward reserved for all hard workers and Zooey Deschanel fully understands this fact. You are right to call her a talent powerhouse as she has successfully combined many endeavors excelling as an actor, singer, songwriter, and model. Everything she does just smash records and the actress is not allowing anything to come in the way. Not even motherhood. Considering her achievements in the film sphere, it makes perfect sense to have a look at her journey thus far. But for this once, we will leave out her career to focus on her private life, husband, kids and more

Zooey Deschanel Background

On the 17th of January 1980, in Los Angeles, Zooey Deschanel was born. She had her education in a private preparatory school in Monica known as Crossroads. Her initial plan was to become a singer and for this reason, she took music seriously in her high school days, performing throughout the time. She later joined French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts to brush up her skills. And when it was time to advance her education, the actress proceeded to Northwestern University. There, she caught the acting bug and despite her eagerness to complete her education, she gave up her studies at the school to chase her new dream; acting. Today, that decision has paid off well. She is now known for her truly astonishing accomplishments in the entertainment fold.

Family, Sister

Zooey Deschanel’s family is relatively small and has French, Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish roots. She has only one sibling, an elder sister who is also an actress. Her name is Emily Deschanel. She started acting as far back as 1994, way before Zooey. The sisters grew up in Los Angeles, Califonia with their parents Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel. The siblings got exposed to film business through their parents who were also active in the circle. As a matter of fact, their dad Caleb worked as a cinematographer and director while Mary was a famous actress. The couple always traveled with the family to shoot films in various locations. This consistent global throttling gave the sisters much of the experiences they have now. So it’s a no-brainer that the kids grew up to toe towards the same direction. Amazingly, the two sisters have achieved more fame than their parents who exposed to the industry.

Husband, Kids

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Deschanel has been married twice. First was to Ben Gibbard, the lead vocalist for the famous rock bands Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal service. The musician engaged Deschanel in 2008 and by the following year, they wedded in a private event that took place close to Seattle, Washington. Barely two years, the marriage failed with Deschanel citing irreconcilable differences in her divorce filing. In 2012, their divorce was finalized legally.

Currently, Deschanel is married to film producer Jacob Pechenik. After her marriage, she changed her faith to join her husband in practicing Judaism. The couple who got married in June 2015 have two children together. Their children are daughter Elsie Otter born July 2015 and son Charlie Wolf born May 2017.

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Net Worth

Zooey Deschanel is multi-talented. Over the years she has gone from acting and modeling to adding singing and songwriting to her scope. As expected, she earns greatly from acting and was paid about $3 million annually for playing in the TV sitcoms New Girl. In addition to that, she has earned a boatload of money through profitable deals, for example, her deal with Pantene that she gained about $2.5 million. As a singer, she has also released, sold and performed remarkable songs, so it’s not shocking that her net worth definitely reflects her achievements so far in the entertainment business. She is worth $25 million – a large amount which puts her as one of the high-earning stars of Hollywood.


There are a few things you easily notice about actress Zooey Deschanel on first sight. Those are her height and beauty. But hey, she is not the tallest of stars you might have seen. While she usually looks petite off and on screen, Zooey is 5 feet 6 inches, an inch taller than the average Amercian female. Talking about her frame, Zooey has one of the nicest body statures especially considering she is a mother of two. Before she had her children she was weighing 55kg. Now that she has had two kids, we can’t say for sure what her current weight is but she has apparently dropped the major part of the baby weight. Her secret of losing weight is not necessarily through tough workouts like many opt for but it’s simply by sticking to a healthy diet that includes vegetables, grains, and protein.

Zooey’s Body Stats

Body Shape: Hourglass

Body Type: Slim

Breast Size: 34 inches

Waist Size: 24 inches

Hip Size: 35 inches

Feet/Shoe Size: US size 8, EU size 38-39, and size 6 UK