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Zooey Deschanel Net Worth, Acting Career, Relationships, Salary And More

Zooey Deschanel is an American actress and a model. She is also a singer, songwriter, and musician. Zooey is popular for appearing in several comedy films like “Failure to Launch” (2006) and “500 Days of Summer” (2009).  She became a household name after appearing in the Fox sitcom “New Girl”.

Early Life

Zooey Claire Deschanel was born on January 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother was an actress, and her father was an acclaimed cinematographer and director. Zooey has an older sister, who is also an actress. who is best known for She is best known for starring in the Fox series “Bones”. Her family lived in Los Angeles during her childhood and they traveled and moved to different places due to her father’s work. She attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica, and popular actors like Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson were her classmates. She enrolled in Northwestern University in Chicago but left her studies after nine months to start her acting career full time.

Acting Career

Deschanel made her acting debut in Lawrence Kasdan’s comedy film “Mumford”. She starred in the film “Almost Famous”, which became a huge success and won an award for Golden Globe Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy.

She also was a part of four other feature films that included “The New Guy“, “The Good Girl”, and “Abandon“. She signed her lead role which was an independent drama “All the Real Girls” (2003). The show was a huge success and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

She appeared in many other popular movies and also became a voice actress. She appeared in the animated film “Surf’s Up” (2007) and lent her voice to the penguin. She also voiced the character of Mary, Cletus’s daughter, in three episodes in the series “The Simpsons”.

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Zooey Deschanel Salary and Net Worth


Zooey Deschanel estimated a net worth of $25 million. Zooey Deschanel’s earned a good amount per episode of New Girl. There are reports that she received $125,000 per episode of the series. Zooey earned $9 million in 2012 after appearing in various television, movies, and commercial roles.

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Personal Life

Deschanel got married to the vocalist Ben Gibbard who was a part of the Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service. They stayed together from 2009 to 2012. She filed for a divorce in 2012, and during that time her net worth was around $3.5 million.

She had enough assets at the time and included around $1.6 million in cash. She also earned $1.7 million in securities and endorsements. Zooey owns real estate properties and her property is worth $700,000. She earned monthly expenses of  $22,500.

Deschanel later got married to Jacob Pechenik who is a film producer. The couple announced their separation and parted ways in September 2019. They have two children together. After they announced their separation Deschanel began has been going out with Jonathan Scott. The couple is rumored to be still together.

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