Zooey Deschanel

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Zooey Deschanel
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Deschanel at the 57th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival in May 2014
Born Zooey Claire Deschanel
(1980-01-17) January 17, 1980 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s)
  • Ben Gibbard (m. 2009; div. 2012)
  • Jacob Pechenik (m. 2015)
Children 2
Parent(s)
Relatives Emily Deschanel (sister)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts She & Him

Zooey Claire Deschanel (/ˈzi ˌdʃəˈnɛl/; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999), followed by her supporting role in Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical picture Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel soon became known for her deadpan comedy roles in films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer (2009).[1][2][3] She also did dramatic turns in the films Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005) and Bridge to Terabithia (2007).[4][5] Since 2011, she has played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which she has received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations.

For a few years starting in 2001, Deschanel performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton.[6] Besides singing, she plays keyboards, percussion, banjo, and ukulele.[7] In 2006, Deschanel teamed up with M. Ward to release a debut album, Volume One, under the name She & Him in March 2008. They released a follow-up album, Volume Two, in March 2010, with their Christmas album A Very She & Him Christmas being released in 2011, Volume 3 in 2013, and Classics in 2014. She also received Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media nomination for her song "So Long", which featured in the Winnie the Pooh soundtrack.

Deschanel is also a co-founder of the female-focused website HelloGiggles, which was acquired by Time, Inc. in 2015.[8]

Early life[edit]

Deschanel was born January 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California.[9] She is the younger daughter of cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). Her paternal grandfather was French, from Oullins, Rhône; her roots also include Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and other French ancestry.[10][11] She was named after Zooey Glass, the male protagonist of J. D. Salinger's 1961 novella Franny and Zooey.[12] Her older sister is actress Emily Deschanel, who stars in the Fox crime comedy-drama series Bones.[13][14]

Deschanel lived in Los Angeles, but spent much of her childhood traveling because her father shot films on location; she later said that she "hated all the traveling ... I'm really happy now that I had the experience, but at the time I was just so miserable to have to leave my friends in Los Angeles and go to places where they didn't have any food I liked or things I was used to."[15] She attended Crossroads, a private preparatory school in Santa Monica, where she befriended future co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson.[12][16] She sang throughout high school, planning to pursue a career in musical theatre and attending French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts.[11] She attended Northwestern University for nine months before dropping out to pursue acting.[15]

Acting career[edit]

1999–2001: Early acting credits[edit]

Deschanel had a guest appearance on the television series Veronica's Closet in 1998 and made her film debut in Lawrence Kasdan's comedy Mumford (1999), revolving around the neurotic residents in a small town and co-starring Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard and Mary McDonnell. Also in 1999, she appeared (non-singing) in the music video for The Offspring's single "She's Got Issues". Deschanel co-starred in Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical Almost Famous (2000), where she played Anita Miller, the rebellious older sister of a teenage journalist. Despite a modest box office response, the film received critical praise,[17] winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy. Deschanel appeared in the independent drama Manic (2001), as the love interest of a troubled teen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a limited theatrical release. The New York Times found Deschanel to be "particularly spontaneous, unaffected and emotionally direct" in her role.[18]

2002–2010: Comedy and dramatic balance[edit]

In 2002, Deschanel appeared in four feature films. In the comedy Big Trouble, with Tim Allen and Rene Russo, she played the daughter of Russo's character, and she starred in the teen comedy The New Guy as a guitar player in a band. She took on the role of a cynical, plain-spoken young woman working in a big-box store in the black dramedy The Good Girl, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal. She appeared with Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt and Melanie Lynskey in the psychological thriller Abandon. Deschanel appeared in Frasier, in the season ten episode titled "Kissing Cousin" as Roz Doyle's out-of-control cousin, Jen. The New York Times reported that Deschanel was "one of Hollywood's most sought-after young stars,"[12] in 2002, and the Los Angeles Times wrote in early 2003 that Deschanel had become a recognizable type, due to "her deadpan, sardonic and scene-stealing [film] performances" as the protagonist's best friend.[11] Deschanel objected to her typecasting, arguing, "A lot of these roles are just a formula idea of somebody's best friend, and it's like, I don't even have that many friends. In high school, I stayed home all the time, so I don't know how I'm everybody's best friend now."[11]

After turning down several supporting roles, Deschanel made her leading debut in All the Real Girls (2003) as Noel, a sexually curious 18-year-old virgin who has a life-changing romance with an aimless 22-year-old. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival and was released for selected theaters. Her performance received critical praise,[11] and she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.[19] Later in 2003, Deschanel co-starred opposite Will Ferrell in the Christmas comedy Elf as a deadpan department store worker.[20] Response towards the film was positive and it grossed US$220.4 million at the worldwide box office.[21]

Deschanel at the 70th Golden Globe Awards

In 2004, Deschanel starred in Eulogy and in 2005, she played Trillian in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams' science fiction novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. She acted in Winter Passing (2005), co-starring Will Ferrell. Deschanel next appeared in Failure to Launch (2006), as the neurotic roommate of Sarah Jessica Parker's character. She also had a recurring role in four episodes of the Showtime television series Weeds from 2006 to 2007 where she played Kat, Andy Botwin's quirky ex-girlfriend. In September 2006, it was announced that Deschanel had signed on to play 1960s singer Janis Joplin in the film The Gospel According to Janis, to be co-written and directed by Penelope Spheeris.[22] The film was scheduled to begin shooting in 2006, but was then postponed indefinitely;[23] it was then resurrected again, with a planned release date of 2012, before being cancelled altogether in 2011. Deschanel expressed frustration with the cancellation, saying she had spent three years working on imitating Joplin's scratchy singing voice.[24]

In 2007, Deschanel appeared in two children's films that were Bridge to Terabithia, in which she played a quirky music teacher, and the animated film Surf's Up, voicing a penguin. She took on the brief role of Dorothy Evans in the revisionist Western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and starred in the B comedy Flakes, which was released in only one theater.[25] Deschanel starred as DG in the Syfy Channel miniseries Tin Man, a re-imagined science fiction version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It aired in December 2007. Deschanel also narrated the children's book Players in Pigtails.[26] She voiced Mary, Cletus's daughter in three episode of The Simpsons since debuting on the April 27, 2008 episode, "Apocalypse Cow".[27]

In M. Night Shyamalan's thriller The Happening (2008), she starred opposite Mark Wahlberg as a couple trying to escape from an inexplicable natural disaster. Despite largely negative reviews, critic Roger Ebert felt that Wahlberg and Deschanel's performances "bring a quiet dignity to their characters",[28] and globally, the film made US$163 million.[29] She starred in the independent comedy Gigantic (2008), which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was distributed for a limited release in certain parts of the United States only. In the comedy Yes Man (also 2008), she played an unorthodox singer and the girlfriend of Jim Carrey's character.[30] The film grossed US$223.1 million around the world.[31]

Deschanel reunited with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the independent romantic drama about the development and demise of a relationship (500) Days of Summer (2009).[32] The film garnered critical acclaim and became a "sleeper hit", earning over $60 million in worldwide returns, far exceeding its $7.5 million budget.[33][34][35] Mark Adams of the Daily Mirror found the film to be a "modern romance for grown-ups" and a "sweet-natured, funny, deeply-romantic tale" blessed with "top-notch performances by Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt, who are both charming and have real chemistry".[36] In December 2009, Deschanel guest-starred in a Christmas episode of the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama Bones, which was the first-ever on-screen pairing of the Deschanel sisters.[37][38]

2011–present: New Girl[edit]

Deschanel at the 2012 PaleyFest

Deschanel starred in the comedy Our Idiot Brother (2011) as the independent and bisexual sister of a dimwitted but idealistic man (Paul Rudd). The production was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, to a general positive critical reception.[39] She played Belladonna in the stoner fantasy-comedy Your Highness (2011), with Danny McBride and James Franco.[40] The film received negative reviews and bombed at the box office.[41] Describing her role, Roger Ebert noted in its review for the film: "[Deschanel is] brought onstage, quickly kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, spends a good deal of time as a captive in his lair, is rescued and lives happily ever after. She might as well be a mannequin, for all she's given to say and do. This intelligent, nuanced actress, standing there baffled. Used as a placeholder".[42]

Deschanel signed on to star as a bubbly and offbeat teacher named Jess Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, created by Elizabeth Meriwether. She became a producer on the show and helped build the character,[43] which she has described as a part of her, especially in regards to "the sort of enthusiasm and optimism" of her youth.[44] The series premiered in September 2011, and USA Today described her performance as "a role tailored to launch her from respected indie actor to certified [television] star, Deschanel soars, combining well-honed skills with a natural charm."[45] She has received one Emmy and three Golden Globe nominations for her role.[46][47] Deschanel hosted Saturday Night Live on February 11, 2012.[48]

In Rock the Kasbah (2015), she played a Los Angeles singer taken to Afghanistan by her has-been manager (Bill Murray). Despite an US$15 million budget, the comedy only made US$3 million at the North American box office.[49] She obtained the role of a mysterious woman in the neo-noir drama The Driftless Area (2015), screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and released for VOD.[50] She voiced a kind-hearted Bergen in the animated family comedy Trolls (2016), which grossed US$344 million worldwide.[51]

Music career[edit]

Singing and performing[edit]

In 2001, Deschanel formed If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies, a jazz cabaret act with fellow actress Samantha Shelton.[12] The pair performed around Los Angeles.[52]

In March 2007, Deschanel contributed vocals to two songs "Slowly" and "Ask Her to Dance" on the album Nighttiming by Jason Schwartzman's band Coconut Records. It was reported that Deschanel and M. Ward, who had previously performed with Deschanel on-stage, were recording music under the moniker She & Him.[53] Their first album, titled Volume One, was released by Merge Records on March 18, 2008.[54][55] It received a strong response from critics, with Paste magazine voting it the No. 1 Album of 2008. Patrick Caldwell of the Austin American Statesman wrote: "The album gently rambled through 13 tracks of sun-dappled pop, with a gentle Orbisonian charm and sweet, wistful vocals from Deschanel".[56]

Deschanel and M. Ward performing as She & Him on a Wurlitzer electric piano at the Newport Folk Festival on August 2, 2008

Deschanel recorded "The Fabric of My Life" for a 2009 advertising campaign for Cotton Incorporated.[57] On March 23, 2010, the second She & Him album, Volume Two, was released.[58] Deschanel and M. Ward both featured on The Place We Ran From (2010), the album by Snow Patrol member Gary Lightbody's side project, Tired Pony. Deschanel contributed vocals to the tracks "Get on the Road" and "Point Me at Lost Islands", while M. Ward contributed vocals and guitar to the track "Held in the Arms of Your Words" and guitar to the track "That Silver Necklace".[59]

Deschanel performed "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch in game three of the National League Championship Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants on October 19, 2010 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.[60] On October 23, 2011, Deschanel performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before game four of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.[61] Deschanel contributed a cover of Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy" for the tribute album Listen to Me: Buddy Holly, released on September 6, 2011. She had previously appeared on Rave On Buddy Holly, with She & Him performing "Oh, Boy!", released in June 2011.

A Very She & Him Christmas was announced on Pitchfork.com in September 2011. The 12-track Christmas album was released October 25, 2011, under Merge Records.[62] On December 28, 2011, she and Joseph Gordon-Levitt recorded an informal version of "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" for her HelloGiggles YouTube channel. It was immensely popular and within four days had over 6 million views.[63] Deschanel was featured on bandmate M. Ward's sixth solo album, A Wasteland Companion (2012).[64]

She and Him's next album, Volume 3 was released by Merge Records in May 2013. In the 15-track album, Deschanel wrote eleven songs, while three other are cover songs.[65] It debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200.[66] The band's fifth studio album, Classics, received a December 2014 release by Columbia Records, and it features 13 covers of classic songs, recorded live and accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra.[67] Response towards the album was positive, with Robert Hamm for Alternative Press writing that Deschanel "is a delight, at times coy and romantic, and in other moments, moody and pensive".[68] She also appeared as a guest vocalist on Brian Wilson's album No Pier Pressure (2015).[69]

Film-related music[edit]

Deschanel performing in New York in July 2008

Deschanel made her on-screen singing debut in The New Guy (2002). In Elf (2003), she sings with Will Ferrell in the bathroom shower scene on "Baby, It's Cold Outside", and was also heard singing it on the soundtrack with Leon Redbone. Her piano composition "Bittersuite" was used thematically in the dark dramedy Winter Passing (2006), in which she co starred with Ferrell and Ed Harris, and also sings "My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean" in the film.[70]

In 2007, other singing credits followed: the television musical Once Upon a Mattress ("An Opening for a Princess", "In a Little While", "Normandy", and "Yesterday I Loved You");[71] an old cabaret song in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage"); and the short film Raving ("Hello, Dolly!"). Deschanel and the cast of school children sing the Steve Earle song "Someday" and War's "Why Can't We Be Friends?" in Bridge to Terabithia.[72]

In Yes Man (2008), Deschanel sings several songs featured in the film and on the film soundtrack, and is shown singing "Uh-Huh" and "Sweet Ballad" with San Franciscan all-girl electro soul-punk group Von Iva in a fictional band called "Munchausen by Proxy".[73] In (500) Days of Summer (2009), Deschanel sings a cover of The Smiths' "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" and it appears on the soundtrack of the film, as performed by She & Him.[74] She also sings a cover of "Sugar Town" by Nancy Sinatra. Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt did a music video, called Bank Dance, directed by (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb, to accompany the film. It uses the She & Him song "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?", and some complicated choreography, choreographed by Michael Rooney. Mason Novick, the film's producer said, "We made the short because Zooey came in and said, 'I have this idea ... because I didn't get to dance in the movie'" (as Gordon-Levitt did).[75]

Deschanel sings "The Greatest Most Beautiful Love Song in All the Land" with James Franco in the comedy Your Highness (2011). She also appears with M. Ward in a number of songs on the soundtrack album for Disney's animated version of Winnie the Pooh (2011), earning a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media nomination for "So Long".[76] Deschanel wrote and performed the theme song to New Girl.[77] Also, in season three's episode "Prince", the song "Fallinlove2nite" is sung by Deschanel and Prince.[78] In Rock the Kasbah (2015), she sang a cover of Meredith Brooks' "Bitch", which is featured in the soundtrack for the film.[79][80]

Other professional highlights[edit]

On September 27, 1999, Deschanel starred as herself in the music video "She's Got Issues" for The Offspring.[81] Deschanel was a judge for the 9th Independent Music Awards.[82] In 2005, she modeled for Chanel and Clements Ribeiro, and in 2010, she has signed on to represent Rimmel.[83]

In May 2011, after the success of her HelloGiggles YouTube channel, Deschanel, along with producer Sophia Rossi and writer Molly McAleer, founded the website HelloGiggles.com, an entertainment website geared towards women.[84][85] HelloGiggles.com was acquired by Time, Inc. in 2015.[8] In 2012, she was featured in a commercial for the iPhone 4S (Siri).[86]

During a May 2012 performance at the Ryman Auditorium, country music singer Loretta Lynn announced that she was in the development stages of creating a Broadway musical from her autobiography and Deschanel would play the title role. Lynn said, "...there's a little girl back stage that's going to do the play of 'Coal Miner's Daughter' on Broadway." She then brought Deschanel onstage and the two sang a duet of the title song.[87] On September 21, 2012, it was announced that Deschanel was producing the comedy Must Be Nice, written by New Girl consulting producer J. J. Philbin.[88]

Personal life[edit]

Deschanel is allergic to eggs, dairy, and wheat gluten.[89] She used to be a vegan[90] which, according to a March 2010 interview with Health magazine, she had to give up because her food sensitivities made it too difficult for her to stay healthy on a vegan diet.[91] A year prior to giving up her vegan diet, she was featured on episode eight of season one of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, in which the chefs participating in the competition were challenged to cater a vegan lunch party for her family and friends using no eggs, dairy, soy or gluten.[92]

Deschanel has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[93]

In December 2008, Deschanel became engaged to musician Ben Gibbard, lead vocalist for Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service.[94] They married on September 19, 2009, near Seattle, Washington.[95] On November 1, 2011, they announced their separation.[96] Deschanel subsequently filed for divorce on December 27, 2011, citing "irreconcilable differences."[97] The divorce was finalized on December 12, 2012.[98]

Deschanel confirmed she and Jacob Pechenik were engaged in January 2015.[99] She gave birth to a baby girl, Elsie Otter Pechenik, in July 2015.[100] Deschanel and Pechenik were married the month prior to the baby's birth.[101][102]

In January 2017, it was confirmed the couple is expecting their second child together.[103] In May 2017, it was announced that Deschanel had given birth to a son, Charlie Wolf Pechenik, that previous week. [104]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Mumford Nessa Watkins
2000 Almost Famous Anita Miller
2001 Manic Tracy
2002 Good Girl, TheThe Good Girl Cheryl
2002 Abandon Samantha Harper
2002 Big Trouble Jenny Herk
2002 New Guy, TheThe New Guy Nora
2002 Sweet Friggin' Daisies Zelda Short film
2003 Whatever We Do Nikki Short film
2003 All the Real Girls Noel
2003 It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All Gas Station Girl
2003 House Hunting Christy Short film
2003 Elf Jovie
2004 Eulogy Kate Collins
2005 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, TheThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trillian
2005 Winter Passing Reese Holden
2006 Failure to Launch Kit
2006 Live Free or Die Cheryl
2007 Good Life, TheThe Good Life Frances
2007 Go-Getter, TheThe Go-Getter Kate
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Ms. Edmunds
2007 Flakes Miss Pussy Katz
2007 Raving Katie Short film
2007 Surf's Up Lani Aliikai Voice role
2007 Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, TheThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Dorothy Evans
2008 Gigantic Happy Lolly
2008 Happening, TheThe Happening Alma Moore
2008 Yes Man Allison
2009 500 Days of Summer Summer Finn
2011 Our Idiot Brother Natalie
2011 Your Highness Belladonna
2015 Rock the Kasbah Ronnie
2015 The Driftless Area Stella
2016 Trolls Bridget Voice role

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Veronica's Closet Elena Episode: "Veronica's Fun and Pirates Are Crazy"
2002 Frasier Jen Episode: "Kissing Cousin"
2004 Cracking Up Heidi Episode: "Birds Do It"
2005 Once Upon a Mattress Lady Larken Movie
2005, 2013 American Dad! Various voices 2 episodes
2006–2007 Weeds Kat 4 episodes
2007 Tin Man DG Lead role
2008–2013 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Mary Spuckler (voice) 3 episodes
2009 Bones Margaret Whitesell Episode: "The Goop on the Girl"
2010 Funny or Die Presents Mary Todd Lincoln Sketch: "Drunk History Vol. 5"
2011–present New Girl Jessica "Jess" Christopher Day Lead Role; also producer
2012 Saturday Night Live Host / various characters Episode: "Zooey Deschanel/Karmin"
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jess Day Episode: "The Night Shift"

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack performances[edit]

Year Song(s) Soundtrack album Ref.
2003 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Leon Redbone) Elf [105]
2005 "In a Little While" (with Matthew Morrison) Once Upon a Mattress [71]
2008
  • "Yes Man"
  • "Sweet Ballad"
  • "Uh-huh"
  • "Keystar" (with Von Iva)
  • "Can't Buy Me Love" (with Jim Carrey)
Yes Man [106]
2011
  • "A Very Important Thing to Do"
  • "Everything is Honey" (with Jim Cummings and Robert Lopez)
  • "Finale" (with Jim Cummings, Robert Lopez and cast)
Winnie the Pooh [107]
2011 "Hey Girl" (original soundtrack) New Girl [108]
2014 "Fallinlove2nite" cover (with Prince and 3rdeyegirl) New Girl [109]
2015 "Bitch" Rock the Kasbah [79][80]
2016 "Hello"
"I'm Coming Out"
"Mo Money Mo Problems" (with cast)
""Can't Stop the Feeling!" (with cast)
Trolls [110]

Guest album appearances[edit]

Year Title of song(s) Album Artist Ref.
2007 "Chiquitita" Open Your Heart EP Lavender Diamond
2007
  • "Slowly"
  • "Ask Her To Dance"
Nighttiming Coconut Records [111]
2008
  • "The Next Messiah"
  • "Carpetbaggers"
  • "Trying My Best to Love You"
  • "Jack Killed Mom"
Acid Tongue Jenny Lewis [112]
2009
  • "Never Had Nobody Like You"
  • "Rave On"
Hold Time M. Ward [113]
2010
  • "Get on the Road"
  • "Point Me at Lost Islands"
The Place We Ran From Tired Pony [114]
[115]
2011 "It's So Easy" Listen to Me: Buddy Holly (tribute album) Various artists [116]
2012
  • "Me and My Shadow"
  • "Sweetheart"
A Wasteland Companion M. Ward [117]
2012 "The Hippie Girl" (with Ben Gibbard) Chasing Away The Dots Mike Coykendall [118]
2012 "Something's Rattling (Cowpoke)" Former Lives Benjamin Gibbard [119]

She & Him[edit]

Studio albums

Soundtracks

  • 2009: Sweetheart "I Put A Spell On You" (Starbucks' CD)
  • 2007: The Go-Getter "When I Get To The Border"
  • 2009: (500) Days of Summer "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2003 Mar del Plata International Film Festival Best Actress[120] All the Real Girls Won
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead All the Real Girls Nominated
2009 Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (500) Days of Summer Nominated
2011 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy New Girl Nominated
2012 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy[47] New Girl Nominated
2012 Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Visual Media Winnie the Pooh (song "So Long") Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Music in a Feature Production Winnie the Pooh Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Fashion Icon N/A Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Comedy New Girl Nominated
2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series (tied with Amy Poehler) New Girl Won
2012 The Comedy Awards Comedy Actress New Girl Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series[46] New Girl Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series New Girl Nominated
2013 People's Choice Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress New Girl Nominated
2013 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy[47] New Girl Nominated
2014 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy[47] New Girl Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedic TV Actress[121] New Girl Nominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedic TV Actress New Girl Nominated
2017 Annie Awards Best Voice Acting Trolls Nominated

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