Zooey Deschanel Biography:
The daughter of cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel, Zooey Deschanel
made her film debut as the conflicted, rebellious patient of a small-town psychologist in Lawrence Kasdan's
Mumford (1999). Prior to her debut, Deschanel -- who spent much of her childhood on location with her
parents -- acted in a number of stage productions and made her professional debut on an episode of the
sitcom Veronica's Closet. A year after making her film debut in Mumford, the young actress appeared in
Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous as the sister of an aspiring rock journalist who becomes caught up in the
parallel universe of '70s rock. After turning up in the Dogma 95-style Manic in 2001, Deschanel would join the
strong cast of director Barry Sonnenfeld's long-delayed comedy Big Trouble before re-teaming with that
film's D.J. Qualls for the loser-turned-smooth operator teen comedy The New Guy in (2002). After following
up with a role in the equally ill-recieved teen-thriller Abandon the same year, Deschanel earned positive nods
for her role as the virginal teen who falls for a reformed womanizer in critical darling David Gordon Green's
All the Real Girls. Though her next few film roles remained relatively low-key, the latter half of 2003 found the
emerging young actress appearing in both the independent black comedy Eulogy and wide-release Will
Ferrel family comedy Elf. Rebecca Flint, All Movie Guide
Zooey Deschanel Wakes Up In Oz In Sci Fi's 'Tin Man' Miniseries
Zooey Deschanel has been cast as the lead in SCI FI Channel's upcoming six-hour miniseries 'Tin Man' (working title) from RHI Entertainment. The
wildly re-imagined fantasy take on Frank Baum's classic book, The Wizard of Oz, is slated to begin production next month in Vancouver and will
premiere in December.
Deschanel will take on the role of DG, a young woman plucked from her humdrum life and thrust into The Outer Zone (the O.Z.) a fantastical realm
rife with wonder, but oppressed by dark magic. She joins Alan Cumming (previously announced), who plays "Glitch," one of a motley assortment of
colorful characters trapped in the O.Z.
A sometimes psychedelic, often twisted and always outrageous take on the book, SCI FI's 'Tin Man' follows DG on the adventure of a lifetime.
Plunged headlong into another world, DG must discover her true identity, battle evil winged-monkey-bats, and attempt to fulfill her destiny. Her
perilous journey begins on the fabled Old Road that leads to a wizard known as the Mystic Man. Along the way, she is joined by a decidedly
strange trio of companions "Glitch," an odd man missing half his brain; "Raw," a quietly powerful wolverine-like creature longing for inner courage,
and "Cain," a heroic former policeman (known in the O.Z. as Tin Men, for their tin badges) seeking vengeance for his scarred heart. Ultimately,
DG's destiny leads her to an emotional and terrifying showdown with the scintillatingly wicked sorceress Azkadellia, whose ties to DG are closer
than anyone could have imagined. DG's life, as well as the very future of the O.Z., hangs in the balance
I’ll admit that I had to look Zooey Deschanell up on imdb.com - I had no idea what she’d been in. But I
discovered that she was in the movies “Almost Famous” and “The Good Girl” to name a couple. As a
matter of fact, she has a lot of movies coming up in the near future, so I will be adding a category for
her on this site.
Zooey doesn’t look skeletal, but she does seem a bit on the thin side. I thought based on her body
type in the photos that she was only 19, but apparently she is 26. In the 2nd picture below, she is
posing with Kate Bosworth. Who knows - maybe they trade dieting secrets?