New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "American Horror Story," "Boardwalk Empire," "Boss," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for the Best Drama Series Golden Globe in Los Angeles.
Deschanel and Gibbard to divorce

Deschanel and Gibbard to divorce

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Zooey Deschanel's publicist has confirmed to People.com the U.S. actress has separated from rocker Ben Gibbard, her husband of two years.
Fox orders full season of 'New Girl'

Fox orders full season of 'New Girl'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. television network Fox says it has ordered a full season of "New Girl," its new sitcom starring Zooey Deschanel.
Kutcher, Margulies to be Emmys presenters

Kutcher, Margulies to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Ashton Kutcher, Julianna Margulies, Amy Poehler and Sofia Vergara are to be presenters at the 63rd Prime-time Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, producers said.

Zooey Daschenel sues over shoe contract

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Singer, actress Zooey Deschanel accused shoemaker Steve Madden of stiffing her on an endorsement deal, a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles indicates.
Stars line up for 'Idiot Brother' film

Stars line up for 'Idiot Brother' film

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- Hugh Dancy, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley Knight and Janet Montgomery have joined the cast of the big-screen comedy "My Idiot Brother," now filming in New York.
Deschanel and Gibbard marry

Deschanel and Gibbard marry

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Zooey Deschanel's publicist has confirmed the U.S. actress and rocker Ben Gibbard married during the weekend.
M.I.A., Smokey, Diamond join Grammys

M.I.A., Smokey, Diamond join Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- M.I.A., Neil Diamond and Smokey Robinson have agreed to perform at the upcoming 51st annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Deschanel and Gibbard to wed

Deschanel and Gibbard to wed

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Zooey Deschanel is engaged to musician Ben Gibbard, a source close to the couple told Usmagazine.com.

'Yes Man' is No. 1 in U.S. theaters

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Three new movies, led by "Yes Man," led the way in U.S. movie theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

'Hulk' produces big 'green' Universal

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- The comic book-inspired movie "The Incredible Hulk" muscled its way to No. 1 in its first weekend in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo reported.
'Gigantic' to start shooting Monday

'Gigantic' to start shooting Monday

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Principal photography on the film "Gigantic," starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman and Jane Alexander, is set to begin in New York City.

Paul Dano signs up for 'Gigantic' role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Paul Dano, best known for his roles in "There Will Be Blood" and "Little Miss Sunshine," has signed on to star in the romantic comedy "Gigantic."

'Tin Man' is 2007's top cable miniseries

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- "Tin Man," Sci Fi Channel's re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's "Wonderful Wizard of Oz," was 2007's most-watched U.S. cable mini-series.

6.3M tune in for Part 1 of 'Tin Man'

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Sci Fi Channel's "Tin Man," an updated version of L. Frank Baum's "Wonderful Wizard of Oz," is now the highest-rated telecast in the U.S. network's history.
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Zooey Deschanel
Actress Zooey Deschanel, a cast member on the television series "New Girl" attends Fox's Fall Eco-Casino party at the Bookbindery in Culver City, California on September 12, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, musician and singer-songwriter. Deschanel made her film debut in 1999's Mumford and soon became known for memorable, deadpan supporting roles in films such as Almost Famous (2000) and The New Guy (2002). She then began playing lead roles in films, including All the Real Girls (2003), Elf (2003), Winter Passing (2005), The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005), Tin Man (2007), Yes Man (2008), and 500 Days of Summer (2009).

Since 2001, Deschanel has performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton. She plays the piano, percussion, xylophone, banjo and ukulele. She has sung in several of her films, and her debut album Volume One (recorded with M. Ward under the moniker She & Him) was released on March 18, 2008.

Zooey (pronounced /ˈzoʊiː/) Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the daughter of Academy Award-nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). She is of Irish and French descent. She was named after Zooey Glass, the male protagonist of J. D. Salinger's 1961 novella Franny and Zooey. Her older sister Emily Deschanel is also an actress and stars in the TV series Bones.

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