Zooey Claire Deschanel Net WorthReal Name: Zooey Claire Deschanel
Date of Birth: 01/17/1980
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
2017 Net Worth: $16 Million
2016 Earnings: $6 Million
Profession: Actress, musician, singer, producer
Zooey Deschanel Biography
Zooey Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, in January of 1980. Her mother is actress Mary Jo Deschanel and her father is an Academy Award nominated cinematographer and movie director. Although Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, she traveled a great deal as a child due to her father’s job. She has often stated that she hated traveling as a child. She did attend Crossroads preparatory school in Santa Monica, California, where she made friends with other soon-to-be stars such as Kate Hudson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Deschanel had originally intended to become a signer but after attending French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts, she had a change of heart. She attended Northwestern University for just a few months, dropping out to pursue her acting career.
Deschanel got her first taste of acting with her role on the television series Veronica’s Closet in 1998. She made her film debut the following year in Mumford. Deschanel has gone on to make numerous films including Almost Famous, Elf, The Good Girl, Failure to Launch, Bridge to Terabithia, Yes Man, and 500 Days of Summer. Deschanel is perhaps best known for her role on the FOX series The New Girl playing the part of Jess since 2011. Deschanel has performed in a jazz cabaret act, If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies, as well as releasing an album under the name She & Him in 2006.
Deschanel has won several awards for her television work including a Critics’ Choice Award. She has been nominated for a Grammy and three Golden Globe Awards. Deschanel is recently divorced from the Death Cab for Cutie vocalist Ben Gibbard. She earns $125,000 for each episode of The New Girl as well as a multi-year contract with Pantene, which earns her a cool $2.5 million. She has a current net worth of $16 million, which continues to rise each and every year for this young successful actress.