Showtime's 'Weeds' back for third season

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Showtime has announced that the third season of "Weeds" will start Aug. 13, announcing at the same time that Matthew Modine will have a recurring role. Modine, who was recently on The WB's "Bedford Diaries," will play Sullivan Goff, a mysterious land deve

Zooey Deschanel plays Joplin

PHILIDELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Zooey Deschanel is set to replace singer Pink in "The Gospel According to Janis," the drama set to start filming in Philadelphia.

Deschanel to fill Joplin's shoes for film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood is taking another crack at a movie about Janis Joplin, this time with actress Zooey Deschanel playing the legendary rock 'n' roll singer.

Disney to air 'Once Upon a Mattress'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Tracey Ullman stars as Princess Winnifred in ABC-TV's upcoming "Wonderful World of Disney" presentation of "Once Upon a Mattress."

Mos Def to star in cult movie

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Mos Def, hip-hop artist and actor, film actress Zooey Deschanel, and star of TV's "The Office," Martin Freeman, have joined forces for a movie.

Has L.A. gotten the mag it deserves?

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- There's a long tradition in Los Angeles of local media trying to be funny about local institutions and falling flat. The new L.A. humor magazine L.A. Inneundo i
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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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