|Zooey Deschanel loves old music, vintage clothes she has a style more reminiscent of an
early Hollywood movie starlet than that of most of the actresses of today. She’s the daughter of
Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel
and named after the beloved J D Salinger character began to quickly rack up credits starting in
1998, making her TV debut in an episode of “Veronica’s Closet”. The following year she was
featured in her first film, “Mumford”, a comedy about a man (Loren Dean) posing as a
psychologist in a small town. Here Deschanel played a troubled young woman obsessed with
models and impressed critics and the film’s limited audience with her spot-on portrayal.
Zooey is often compared to golden era Hollywood starlets and is also a talented singer. She has
said in interviews that she believes her singing ability was pivotal in gaining the role of Jovie in
Elf. She also sang (and acted) in the Disney-produced musical, Once Upon a Mattress.
Zooey is an original. With her retro-chic style and girl-next-door vibe, the indie sweetheart has
charmed more than just her romantic co-stars in films like (500) Days of Summer and Elf. And
later this year, she’ll do it again, enchanting James Franco (and the rest of us!) in the fairy-tale
comedy Your Highness.
But the 30-year-old Los Angeles native—one half of the band She & Him, along with M.
Ward—is also proving to be a force on the music scene with the recent release of her second
vintage-flavored album, Volume Two.
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