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How rich is Zooey Deschanel?

Zooey Deschanel net worth:
$16 Million

Zooey Deschanel information

Zooey Deschanel information

Birth date: January 17, 1980
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight:128 lbs (58 kg)
Profession:Actor, Musician, Model, Singer-songwriter, Television producer, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Partner:Jacob Pechenik (2014–)
Spouse:Ben Gibbard (m. 2009–2012)
Siblings:Emily Deschanel

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Zooey Claire Deschanel was born 17th January, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA, of ancestry including French, English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch roots. Zooey Deschanel is famous for her outstanding acting on the big screen and television, and is probably best known for her role as Jessica Day from the television series “New Girl” (2012 – present), which has been worth three Golden Globe Award nominations as well as Emmy nomination. Deschanel is also the owner of a prepossessing voice and is a singer-songwriter. She sings in the duet “She & Him” together with M. Ward. Apart from this, she also plays several instruments including percussion, keyboards, ukulele and banjo.

Zooey Deschanel Net Worth $17 Million

As long as it is clear that Zooey Deschanel is famous, the question is whether she is wealthy? It has recently been estimated that Zooey’s net worth is $17 million, The main sources of her wealth being acting and singing; it has been reported that she earns $95,000 per year from “She & Him”. Zooey Deschanel’s monthy expenditures include $1,500 for charity, $2,000 for clothes and $4,000 for mortgage.

Zooey Deschanel’s father, Caleb Deschanel, is a nominee for an Oscar as best director, while her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, is the famous actress well known for her role in the series “Twin Peaks” (1990 – 1991). Unsurprisingly, from early childhood Zooey wanted to become an actor, as did sister Emily Deschanel, well known for her role in the series “Bones” (2005 – present).

Zooey Deschanel made her debut in the entertainment industry with a small role in the television series “Veronica’s Closet” (1997) followed by his first role in the feature film “Mumford” (1999), after which she dropped out of the college to pursue the career of an actress. Subsequently she appeared in many films playing supporting roles, consequently, she was invited to take a leading role in the film “All the Real Girls” (2003) directed and written by David Gordon Green. For the above-mentioned role, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for the Best Actress. Other notable films which increased the net worth and popularity of the actress were “Eulogy” (2004) directed by Michael Clancy, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (2005) directed by Garth Jennings, “The Good Life” (2007) written and directed by Stephen Berra, “500 Days of Summer” (2009) directed by Marc Webb, “Our Idiot Brother” (2011) directed by Jesse Peretz and many other films.

However, Deschanel is the best known for her role in the series “New Girl”, in which she has played the key role since 2011, positively evaluated by critics, and gaining her nominations in prestigious television awards, including an Emmy and Golden Globe Award. Moreover, Deschanel created the main song of the series and is also the producer. Her involvement in this series has considerably increased her wealth.

Currently, she is working on upcoming films “Rock the Kasbah” and “The Driftless Area”, due for release in 2015. In addition to acting, Deschanel and M. Ward founded the duo “She & Him” in 2006. Two years later they released their debut album “Volume One”. By 2013, the duo had released three further albums: “Volume Two”, “A Very She and Him Christmas” and “Volume 3”. The actress has also recorded songs for various films in which she has played roles. In 2012 she was nominated for the Grammy award.

Zooey was married to the musician Ben Gibbard(2009-12). Her partner is Jacob Pechenik – they have one child.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whatever We Do 2003 Short Nikki
Frasier 2002 TV Series Jen
Sweet Friggin' Daisies 2002 Short Zelda
The New Guy 2002 Nora
Big Trouble 2002 Jenny Herk
Abandon 2002 Samantha Harper
The Good Girl 2002 Cheryl
Manic 2001 Tracey
Almost Famous 2000 Anita Miller
Mumford 1999 Nessa Watkins
The Offspring: She's Got Issues 1999 Video short The Girl (uncredited)
Veronica's Closet 1998 TV Series Elena
New Girl 2011-2016 TV Series Jess Day
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2016 TV Series Jess Day
Trolls 2016 Bridget (voice)
Rock the Kasbah 2015 Ronnie
The Driftless Area 2015 Stella
American Dad! 2005-2013 TV Series Dream Girl French Maid Candy Striper Stripper
The Simpsons 2008-2013 TV Series Mary Spuckler
The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel 2012 Video short Zooey Deschanel
Your Highness 2011 Belladonna
Our Idiot Brother 2011 Natalie
Havin' a Summah 2010 Video short
Drunk History 2010 TV Series Mary Todd Lincoln
Bones 2009 TV Series Margaret Whitesell
(500) Days of Summer 2009 Summer
CineMash: Sid and Nancy 2009 Short Nancy Spungen
Yes Man 2008 Allison
Gigantic 2008 Happy Lolly
The Happening 2008 Alma Moore
Tin Man 2007 TV Mini-Series DG
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 Dorothy Evans
Weeds 2006-2007 TV Series Kat
Surf's Up 2007 Lani Aliikai (voice)
Surf's Up 2007 Video Game Lani Aliikai (voice)
Raving 2007 Short Katie
Flakes 2007 Miss Pussy Katz
Bridge to Terabithia 2007 Ms. Edmunds
The Go-Getter 2007 Kate
The Good Life 2007 Frances
Live Free or Die 2006 Cheryl
Failure to Launch 2006 Kit
Once Upon a Mattress 2005 TV Movie Lady Larken
Winter Passing 2005 Reese Holden
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 Trillian
Eulogy 2004 Kate Collins
Cracking Up 2004 TV Series Heidi
Elf 2003 Jovie
House Hunting 2003 Short Christy
It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All 2003 Gas Station Girl
All the Real Girls 2003 Noel

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Girl TV Series producer - 72 episodes, 2011 - 2014 co-executive producer - 48 episodes, 2014 - 2016

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Girl TV Series composer - 93 episodes, 2011 - 2015 performer - 26 episodes, 2011 - 2012

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trolls 2016 performer: "Hello", "I'm Coming Out", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!"
New Girl TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2011 - 2016 writer - 6 episodes, 2012 - 2014
Girls 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock the Kasbah 2015 performer: "Bitch"
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Miss Sixty 2014 writer: "Something's Haunting You", "Me & You", "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"
Meu Passado Me Condena: O Filme 2013 writer: "I Was Made for You"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 2012-2013 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Enie backt 2012 TV Series performer: "Hey Girl"
Winnie the Pooh 2011 arranger: "Winnie the Pooh" / performer: "A Very Important Thing to Do", "Everything is Honey", "Finale", "Winnie the Pooh", "So Long" / writer: "So Long"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
House M.D. 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
(500) Days of Summer 2009 performer: "Sugar Town"
The Sarah Silverman Program. 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes Man 2008 performer: "Journey to the Center of the Earth", "The Star Spangled Banner", "Uh-Huh", "Sweet Ballad", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Yes Man"
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 performer: "A Bird in a Gilded Cage"
Raving 2007 Short performer: "Hello, Dolly!"
Bridge to Terabithia 2007 performer: "Why Can't We Be Friends", "Someday", "Ooh Child"
The Go-Getter 2007 performer: "When I Get To The Border"
The Good Life 2007 performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street"
Once Upon a Mattress 2005 TV Movie performer: "In A Little While"
Winter Passing 2005 performer: "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" pub. 1881, "Bittersuite" / writer: "Bittersuite"
Elf 2003 performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside" 1949, "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" 1934, "Auld Lang Syne" 1788 uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Girl 2016 TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Harry 2016 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Conan 2010-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Herself
Today 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event 2015 Video Herself
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself - New Girl
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables 2014 TV Series Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 2012-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Host / Margorie Grapple / ...
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Herself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee (uncredited)
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest: She & Him
TV's Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2013 TV Movie Herself
Fox Fall Preview 2013 TV Movie Herself
Who Do You Think You Are? 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy 2013 Documentary Letter Reader
Celebrity Style Story 2013 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Katie 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy
Rachael Ray 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Emmys Red Carpet Live 2012 TV Movie Herself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Teen Choice Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Herself
So You Think You Can Dance 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
SAG Foundation Conversations 2012 TV Series Herself
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
2012 Writers Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Host
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical
Red Band Trailer Hosted by Diablo Cody 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Teen Choice 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
Ben Lee: Catch My Disease 2011 Documentary Herself
Piper's QUICK Picks 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
These Amazing Shadows 2011 Documentary Herself
Do It Again 2010 Documentary Herself
Sundance Skippy 2010 Documentary Herself
Not a Love Story: Making (500) Days of Summer 2009 Video documentary short Herself
Summer at Sundance 2009 Video documentary short Herself
mtvU Woodie Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Top Chef Masters 2009 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Séries express 2009 TV Series Herself
Jim Carrey: Extreme Yes Man 2009 Video documentary short Herself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... 2009 TV Series Herself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter
In Character With... 2009 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2008 TV Series Herself
Reel Comedy 2002-2008 TV Series Herself
Cartelera 2008 TV Series Herself
Xposé 2008 TV Series Herself
The Happening: A Day for Night 2008 Video short Herself
The Happening: Elements of a Scene 2008 Video short Herself
Artist on Artist 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Beyond the Yellow Brick Road: The Making of Tin Man 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Young Turks 2005 TV Series Herself (2008)
Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' 2005 Video documentary Herself
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' 2005 Video documentary short Herself
The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection 2005 Video documentary The Girl (segment "She's Got Issues")
Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer (segment "In America")
Dinner for Five 2003 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Making the Video 1999-2002 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Funny or Die Presents... 2010 TV Series Mary Todd Lincoln
HBO First Look 2008 TV Series documentary Allison

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Television Series New Girl (2011)
2013 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Actress Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year New Girl (2011)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2012 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actress New Girl (2011)
2003 Best Actress Mar del Plata Film Festival All the Real Girls (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic TV Actress
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical New Girl (2011)
2014 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Best Comedy Actress - TV New Girl (2011)
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic TV Actress
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical New Girl (2011)
2014 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actress New Girl (2011)
2014 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Actress Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Fan Favorite Actor - Female
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical New Girl (2011)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actress New Girl (2011)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic TV Actress
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical New Girl (2011)
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy New Girl (2011)
2013 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actress New Girl (2011)
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical New Girl (2011)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series New Girl (2011)
2012 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Breakout Performer of the Year
2012 Annie Annie Awards Music in a Feature Production Winnie the Pooh (2011) · Kristen Anderson-Lopez
· Henry Jackman
· Robert Lopez
2012 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Song Winnie the Pooh (2011) · M. Ward
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actress New Girl (2011)
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Winnie the Pooh (2011)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy New Girl (2011)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical New Girl (2011)
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song (500) Days of Summer (2009) · Lee Hazlewood (music and lyrics by)
2009 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actress of the Year (500) Days of Summer (2009)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (500) Days of Summer (2009)
2004 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actress All the Real Girls (2003)
2004 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress All the Real Girls (2003)
2004 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead All the Real Girls (2003)
2003 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Performance All the Real Girls (2003)

TitleSalary
New Girl (2011) $95,000 per episode (2012-2013)
New Girl (2011) $90,000 per episode (2011-2012)
New Girl (2011) $130,000 (2014-2015) per episode

#Fact
1 Is allergic to eggs, wheat gluten and dairy products. She used to be a vegan, but had to drop the diet because of her allergies.
2 Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter Elsie to resume filming the 5th season of New Girl (2011).
3 Was 7 months pregnant with her daughter Elsie when she took maternity leave from filming the 5th season of New Girl (2011).
4 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter named Elsie Otter Pechenik in late July 2015 in Austin, Texas. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Jacob Pechenik.
5 Married her boyfriend of about a year Jacob Pechenik sometime between January 17th and late July of 2015.
6 Has a nephew named Henry Lamar Hornsby (b.September 21, 2011).
7 Has been in a relationship with Jacob Pechenik since August 2014 and they have been engaged since January 17, 2015. They are expecting her 1st child in the summer.
8 Ranked #6 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
9 Was in a relationship with scriptwriter Jamie Linden from June 2012 to August 2014.
10 Had six years of tap dancing lessons.
11 Filming Your Highness (2011) with James Franco and Natalie Portman. [November 2009]
12 Her paternal grandfather was French. Her ancestry also includes English, German, Irish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), other French roots, Swiss, and Dutch.
13 She is a registered Democrat.
14 Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and takes medication for it.
15 Ranked #17 on Askmen's list of the top 99 "most desirable" women for 2013.
16 (December 27, 2011) Filed for divorce from her husband of 2 years, Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, after a month of separation.
17 Voted #12 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.
18 Good friends with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
19 Ranked #39 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
20 Sister-in-law of David Hornsby.
21 Was ranked #73 on Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
22 Allergic to gluten, dairy, and eggs.
23 Ranked #95 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
24 Is part of indie duo called She & Him with M. Ward. Their debut album is called Volume One.
25 Her last name is pronounced "day-shuh-NELL", with "day" slightly more accented than the middle syllable.
26 She pronounces her name "ZOH-ee" (not "Zoo-ee").
27 Is part of the cabaret group called 'If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies'.
28 Loves Ella Fitzgerald.
29 Turned down a role in Bully (2001) to star in Big Trouble (2002).
30 Has performed with Jackson Nash's comedy group, Manifest Destinyfest.
31 Plays the piano and the baritone ukulele.
32 Did her own singing in the movie Elf (2003).
33 Interests include jazz singing, philosophy, fashion and photography.
34 Is a big fan of actress Parker Posey.
35 Wrote a screenplay titled "Circus Girl" with friend Jackson Nash. "Circus Girl" involves a witch, evil flying red balloons and a giant diamond. Zooey plans to star in the film as the nerdy main character.
36 Attended Northwestern University for one year, but dropped out.
37 She spent several summers at camp upstate New York at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. She was also featured in the video for The Offspring's song "She's Got Issues" and the accompanying MTV documentary The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (2005). She also plays ukulele for the band 'If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies'.
38 Graduated from Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica.
39 Younger sister of actress Emily Deschanel.
40 Went to high school with her Almost Famous (2000) co-star Kate Hudson.
41 Daughter of Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel.
42 Named for the male character in J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey".

#Quote
1 [in a 2009 interview] I just basically make decisions by the seat of my pants.
2 [on her resemblance to Katy Perry] Friends of mine would call me up and say 'I saw you at the restaurant last night. I waved to you. You just blinked and looked at me like I'm a stranger'. It turned out that it was all just Katy Perry.
3 Feeling like an outsider is part of my nature, and it's what makes me who I am. So I think I'll find a way to make myself feel like an outsider, no matter what situation I'm in.
4 A lot of people are like, You can't change human nature - people are inherently negative. I don't think that's true. If you expect the best of people, they'll step up.
5 [on romantic comedy] It's in need of reinvention. It's such a narrow genre because it basically involves the same thing happening every time. The romantic comedy is an evolution of the screwball comedy from the 1930s, but the screwball comedy had a broader range of topics. To surprise people, you need to keep changing things up.
6 I just felt it's important to teach young girls to be strong people, to not think, I can't do this because I'm worried about what people will say. There are worse consequences, but online negativity stops people from being creative, part of which is having bad ideas as well as good ideas. When somebody says, 'That idea's stupid,' you stop your flow of ideas. We can't have the next generation be so afraid because they have been attacked.
7 [on Mary Helen Bowers] Mary Helen knows how to make ordinary women look like ballerinas. She's the real deal.
8 The fact that people are associating being girlie with weakness--that needs to be examined...Are we bitches because we have our own opinions? If that makes me a bitch, or that makes women bitches, then maybe we're all bitches.
9 [on playing the sexually-charged "Natalie" in Our Idiot Brother (2011)] I like characters who are complex, so I follow those roles. I love independent cinema. I feel very close to that world because it's about art. And I say no to a lot of work because it looks boring. I'd rather work really hard on a great movie that few people see than a crap movie everyone sees.
10 I started out doing theater, and I did a lot of school plays, theater summer camp, and all that. And then I did a play with a theater company when I was seventeen, and then I got representation, and then I just started audition for stuff. And then I got some things, and I got more things, and people started giving me jobs, and, you know... it's good.
11 I'm always trying to do stuff I haven't done before or challenge myself so I'm not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I'd be pretty boring, I think.
12 I'm into sincerity in music and sincerity in art. If it doesn't feel true, I don't want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that's why I don't always fit into the world of performing arts.
13 Always the aim for me is making people feel like they are not alone. That's just the greatest feeling.
14 [interview in "In Style" magazine, 9/06] The first album I ever got was "Like a Virgin". It was during the Iran Contra conflict-I thought she was saying, "Like a Persian".
15 It's a lot harder to do an ensemble because your energy is going in so many different places, and you have to cover everybody. You have to sort of split your attention.
16 I always choose roles that are, you know, hopefully different from the last role. I don't wanna do the same thing over and over again because that's, well, first of all that's no fun.
17 I don't want to be a babe. I don't want vanity to ever get in the way, because I think to maintain that, you have to be aware of yourself all the time, and that gets in the way of acting. My job's not to be the beautiful person. My job is to be the best actor I can be.
18 I don't think I'm very much like anyone else, really. I'm sure there are aspects of other actors that I share, but I don't see anybody else and go, "Damn, they stole my thing". I'm me, and I like that there are people who have an appreciation for that.
19 You have to keep reminding yourself it's not about money, because there is a lot of money to be made in this business if you're willing to do whatever. But that's not what I'm thinking about. I continue only to take movies because I love the script and because I really want to do it.
20 People say: "Oh yeah, jobs for the boys". I wish. You've got to fight even harder with a family like mine.
21 I was labeled a 'theatre type' in high school, which made it hard to fit in and feel part of things.
22 It's an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you're going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.
23 I can do the Chipmunk voice and impressions of Judy Garland, Debbie Reynolds and Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965). I could probably do the whole Von Trapp family.
24 For a while I was like, "Oh my God, anyone that would release an album as an actor is the biggest fool ever", but I happened to have sung all my life before I was an actor. Why are musicians allowed to become actors? No one ever gives them flack for that.
25 I'm the worst at picking what movies are going to do well. I have no idea. I'm really surprised if a movie I like does well.
26 I don't really like to go out very much. I'm not scandalous. I'm not, like, in this to be famous. I also find it so embarrassing when you read about people and it's like they were so trashed at Skybar and stumbling around. I don't want to be that person. That's just so embarrassing to have that written about you.
27 I'm blessed with a lot of energy and stamina. I can't stand sitting still. I went to a spa once with my mom and I was like, "Get me out of here!'"
28 I don't want to go to another rollercoaster ride of a movie. If I want that, I'll go to Magic Mountain. I'm really interested in the young directors that are doing different things in cinema. I think the movies people will hold onto are the Rushmore (1998)s and the Being John Malkovich (1999)s. Those are the kind of films I want to do; that's what I'm passionate about.
29 I love old music, old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes and basically I'm an old-fashioned gal.

#Trademark
1 Frequently plays socially awkward, energetic and sweet-natured characters
2 Her big blue eyes.
3 Long dark hair with bangs

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