Zooey Deschanel Net Worth

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Zooey Deschanel net worth:
$16 Million

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$125 Thousand Per Episode

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Produced as Zooey Claire Deschanel on January 17, 1980, she’s American performer, musician as well as song writer that well-known due to her films which have been appeared up to now. Deschanel is the daughter of Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel, and she spent her youth traveling because her dad effort movies on scene. Later on, she revealed as a model in music video for The Offspring’s single “She’s Got Issues”. Until lateron profession for now it’s been estimated that Deschanel paid for over $125 thousand per episode.

Deschanel also known as a vocalist because since 2001, she finished herself in the jazz Cabaret and continue to sing If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies and played keyboards, percussion, banjo and ukulele. Also, Deschanel continues to be handled by M. Ward. to dispatch their first unveiling record Volume One in March 2008. Two years after, her second record, Volume Two was released in the U.S. and additionally with their albumfor Christmas, “A Very She & Him Christmas”. What would you think of Zooey Deschanel, she’s more than amazing right?

Quick Facts

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
Education:Crossroads School, Northwestern University
Nationality:United States of America
Partner:Jacob Pechenik (2014–)
Spouse:Ben Gibbard (m. 2009–2012)
Children:Elsie Otter Pechenik
Parents:Mary Jo Deschanel, Caleb Deschanel
Siblings:Emily Deschanel
Awards:Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Music groups:She & Him
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy, Young Hollywood Award for Standout Performance by a Young Actor - Female, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon Female, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Movies:500 Days of Summer, Elf, Yes Man, Almost Famous, The Happening, Bridge to Terabithia, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, All the Real Girls, Your Highness, Failure to Launch, Our Idiot Brother, The Good Girl, The Driftless Area, Big Trouble, Winter Passing, Rock the Kasbah, The New Guy, The Go-Getter, Surf's Up, Eulogy, Trolls, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Good Life, Once Upon a Mattress, Abandon, Gigantic, Mumford, Live Free or Die, Manic, Flakes, Janis, Raving, Ben Lee: Catch My Disease, Tin Man, Sweet Friggin' Daisies
TV shows:New Girl
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#Fact
1Is allergic to eggs, wheat gluten and dairy products. She used to be a vegan, but had to drop the diet because of her allergies.
2Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter Elsie to resume filming the 5th season of New Girl (2011).
3Was 7 months pregnant with her daughter Elsie when she took maternity leave from filming the 5th season of New Girl (2011).
4Gave 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.
5Married her boyfriend of about a year Jacob Pechenik sometime between January 17th and late July of 2015.
6Has a nephew named Henry Lamar Hornsby (b.September 21, 2011).
7Has 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.
8Ranked #6 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
9Was in a relationship with scriptwriter Jamie Linden from June 2012 to August 2014.
10Had six years of tap dancing lessons.
11Filming Your Highness (2011) with James Franco and Natalie Portman. [November 2009]
12Her paternal grandfather was French. Her ancestry also includes English, German, Irish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), other French roots, Swiss, and Dutch.
13She is a registered Democrat.
14Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and takes medication for it.
15Ranked #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.
17Voted #12 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.
18Good friends with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
19Ranked #39 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
20Sister-in-law of David Hornsby.
21Was ranked #73 on Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
22Allergic to gluten, dairy, and eggs.
23Ranked #95 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
24Is part of indie duo called She & Him with M. Ward. Their debut album is called Volume One.
25Her last name is pronounced "day-shuh-NELL", with "day" slightly more accented than the middle syllable.
26She pronounces her name "ZOH-ee" (not "Zoo-ee").
27Is part of the cabaret group called 'If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies'.
28Loves Ella Fitzgerald.
29Turned down a role in Bully (2001) to star in Big Trouble (2002).
30Has performed with Jackson Nash's comedy group, Manifest Destinyfest.
31Plays the piano and the baritone ukulele.
32Did her own singing in the movie Elf (2003).
33Interests include jazz singing, philosophy, fashion and photography.
34Is a big fan of actress Parker Posey.
35Wrote 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.
36Attended Northwestern University for one year, but dropped out.
37She 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'.
38Graduated from Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica.
39Younger sister of actress Emily Deschanel.
40Went to high school with her Almost Famous (2000) co-star Kate Hudson.
41Daughter of Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel.
42Named for the male character in J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey".


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whatever We Do2003ShortNikki
Frasier2002TV SeriesJen
Sweet Friggin' Daisies2002ShortZelda
The New Guy2002Nora
Big Trouble2002Jenny Herk
Abandon2002Samantha Harper
The Good Girl2002Cheryl
Manic2001Tracey
Almost Famous2000Anita Miller
Mumford1999Nessa Watkins
The Offspring: She's Got Issues1999Video shortThe Girl (uncredited)
Veronica's Closet1998TV SeriesElena
New Girl2011-2016TV SeriesJess Day
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2016TV SeriesJess Day
Trolls2016Bridget (voice)
Rock the Kasbah2015Ronnie
The Driftless Area2015Stella
American Dad!2005-2013TV SeriesDream Girl French Maid Candy Striper Stripper
The Simpsons2008-2013TV SeriesMary Spuckler
The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel2012Video shortZooey Deschanel
Your Highness2011Belladonna
Our Idiot Brother2011Natalie
Havin' a Summah2010Video short
Drunk History2010TV SeriesMary Todd Lincoln
Bones2009TV SeriesMargaret Whitesell
(500) Days of Summer2009Summer
CineMash: Sid and Nancy2009ShortNancy Spungen
Yes Man2008Allison
Gigantic2008Happy Lolly
The Happening2008Alma Moore
Tin Man2007TV Mini-SeriesDG
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford2007Dorothy Evans
Weeds2006-2007TV SeriesKat
Surf's Up2007Lani Aliikai (voice)
Surf's Up2007Video GameLani Aliikai (voice)
Raving2007ShortKatie
Flakes2007Miss Pussy Katz
Bridge to Terabithia2007Ms. Edmunds
The Go-Getter2007Kate
The Good Life2007Frances
Live Free or Die2006Cheryl
Failure to Launch2006Kit
Once Upon a Mattress2005TV MovieLady Larken
Winter Passing2005Reese Holden
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy2005Trillian
Eulogy2004Kate Collins
Cracking Up2004TV SeriesHeidi
Elf2003Jovie
House Hunting2003ShortChristy
It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All2003Gas Station Girl
All the Real Girls2003Noel

Producer

Producer

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

Music Department

Music Department

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

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trolls2016performer: "Hello", "I'm Coming Out", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!"
New GirlTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2011 - 2016 writer - 6 episodes, 2012 - 2014
Girls2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock the Kasbah2015performer: "Bitch"
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Miss Sixty2014writer: "Something's Haunting You", "Me & You", "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"
Meu Passado Me Condena: O Filme2013writer: "I Was Made for You"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons2012-2013TV Series music - 2 episodes
Enie backt2012TV Series performer: "Hey Girl"
Winnie the Pooh2011arranger: "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 Ferguson2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
House M.D.2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
(500) Days of Summer2009performer: "Sugar Town"
The Sarah Silverman Program.2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes Man2008performer: "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 Ford2007performer: "A Bird in a Gilded Cage"
Raving2007Short performer: "Hello, Dolly!"
Bridge to Terabithia2007performer: "Why Can't We Be Friends", "Someday", "Ooh Child"
The Go-Getter2007performer: "When I Get To The Border"
The Good Life2007performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street"
Once Upon a Mattress2005TV Movie performer: "In A Little While"
Winter Passing2005performer: "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" pub. 1881, "Bittersuite" / writer: "Bittersuite"
Elf2003performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside" 1949, "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" 1934, "Auld Lang Syne" 1788 uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Girl2016TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Harry2016TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Conan2010-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event2015VideoHerself
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself - New Girl
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2014TV SeriesHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host / Margorie Grapple / ...
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHerself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (uncredited)
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest: She & Him
TV's Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2013TV MovieHerself
Fox Fall Preview2013TV MovieHerself
Who Do You Think You Are?2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy2013DocumentaryLetter Reader
Celebrity Style Story2013TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Katie2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy
Rachael Ray2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Emmys Red Carpet Live2012TV MovieHerself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Teen Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself
So You Think You Can Dance2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
SAG Foundation Conversations2012TV SeriesHerself
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
2012 Writers Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical
Red Band Trailer Hosted by Diablo Cody2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Teen Choice 20112011TV SpecialHerself
Ben Lee: Catch My Disease2011DocumentaryHerself
Piper's QUICK Picks2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
These Amazing Shadows2011DocumentaryHerself
Do It Again2010DocumentaryHerself
Sundance Skippy2010DocumentaryHerself
Not a Love Story: Making (500) Days of Summer2009Video documentary shortHerself
Summer at Sundance2009Video documentary shortHerself
mtvU Woodie Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Top Chef Masters2009TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Séries express2009TV SeriesHerself
Jim Carrey: Extreme Yes Man2009Video documentary shortHerself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2009TV SeriesHerself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
In Character With...2009TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself
Reel Comedy2002-2008TV SeriesHerself
Cartelera2008TV SeriesHerself
Xposé2008TV SeriesHerself
The Happening: A Day for Night2008Video shortHerself
The Happening: Elements of a Scene2008Video shortHerself
Artist on Artist2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Beyond the Yellow Brick Road: The Making of Tin Man2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHerself (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'2005Video documentaryHerself
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005Video documentary shortHerself
The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection2005Video documentaryThe Girl (segment "She's Got Issues")
Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer (segment "In America")
Dinner for Five2003TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Making the Video1999-2002TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV SeriesMary Todd Lincoln
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentaryAllison

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Television SeriesNew Girl (2011)
2013WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Comedy SeriesNew Girl (2011)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNew Girl (2011)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the YearNew Girl (2011)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNew Girl (2011)
2012TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite ActressNew Girl (2011)
2003Best ActressMar del Plata Film FestivalAll the Real Girls (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actress
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalNew Girl (2011)
2014American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABest Comedy Actress - TVNew Girl (2011)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actress
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalNew Girl (2011)
2014TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite ActressNew Girl (2011)
2014WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress Comedy SeriesNew Girl (2011)
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsFan Favorite Actor - Female
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalNew Girl (2011)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNew Girl (2011)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActressNew Girl (2011)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNew Girl (2011)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actress
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalNew Girl (2011)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ComedyNew Girl (2011)
2013TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite ActressNew Girl (2011)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalNew Girl (2011)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNew Girl (2011)
2012American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABreakout Performer of the Year
2012AnnieAnnie AwardsMusic in a Feature ProductionWinnie the Pooh (2011)· Kristen Anderson-Lopez
· Henry Jackman
· Robert Lopez
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Original SongWinnie the Pooh (2011)· M. Ward
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActressNew Girl (2011)
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionWinnie the Pooh (2011)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ComedyNew Girl (2011)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalNew Girl (2011)
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted Song(500) Days of Summer (2009)· Lee Hazlewood (music and lyrics by)
2009Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actress of the Year(500) Days of Summer (2009)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical(500) Days of Summer (2009)
2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActressAll the Real Girls (2003)
2004Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressAll the Real Girls (2003)
2004Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadAll the Real Girls (2003)
2003VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest PerformanceAll 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

#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.
3Feeling 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.
4A 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.
6I 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.
8The 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.
10I 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.
11I'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.
12I'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.
13Always 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".
15It'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.
16I 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.
17I 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.
18I 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.
19You 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.
20People say: "Oh yeah, jobs for the boys". I wish. You've got to fight even harder with a family like mine.
21I was labeled a 'theatre type' in high school, which made it hard to fit in and feel part of things.
22It'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.
23I 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.
24For 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.
25I'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.
26I 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.
27I'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!'"
28I 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.
29I love old music, old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes and basically I'm an old-fashioned gal.

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

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