Yep, we’re drunk on inspiring career women at the moment. It might seem like we’re covering a lot of actresses, but there are so many inspiring and creative women to choose from! We love Zooey Deschanel, she’s cute, quirky and super down-to-earth! Here are 8 reasons why Zooey Deschanel is our favourite kooky career girl!
Zooey is the co-founder of the website hellogiggles.com, a positive website for women (and men!). The website covers all-things-feminine, crafts, DIY, sex and relationships, pop-culture, television, films and stylish living, all produced to inspire a smile.
2. New Girl
The hilarious and highly popular show New Girl is one of Zooey’s most successful roles. As well as appearing as the main character Jess Day, Zooey also produces the show, wrote the theme tune and composes the music for each episode. Multi-talented is the only word to describe this girl!
Zooey has recorded a variety of music for bands, soundtracks and films. Singer-songwriter M. Ward released an album with Deschanel called “Volume One in 2008 under the name “She & Him.” Zooey also wrote multiple songs on the album, fulfilling her songwriting passion. In 2010 they released a second volume of work together, as well as releasing a Christmas album in 2011. Zooey has also appeared on Gary Lightbody’s band “Tired Pony,” singing vocals in multiple songs on their album “The Place Where We Ran From.”
4. Our Favourite Films
Zooey is undeniably in many of our favourite films. In 2003 she starred as the love-interest in the Christmas film “Elf”, she starred opposite Jim Carrey in “Yes Man” in 2008, and she played Anita in “Almost Famous,” one of her most well-known roles, alongside Kate Hudson. Let’s not forget “500 Days of Summer”, “Failure to Launch” or “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.” Star-studded or what?
5. Show-business Blood
Zooey’s father Caleb Deschanel is an Oscar-winning Cinematographer, and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, is a famous actress, appearing in the 90’s TV Show “Twin Peaks.” Her sister Emily plays Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan in the famous TV Show “Bones.” If that’s not an all-star family then we don’t know what is!
6. Health and Teetotalism
Zooey is allergic to dairy, wheat, eggs and gluten, which makes it difficult for her to find something to eat! However Zooey’s hilarious sense of humour lets her see the lighter side of things; she tweets constantly about her love of food – and her “summer diet,” you ask? Carbs, full-fat food and coffee. Sounds good to us! Zooey is also teetotal – this means she abstains from alcohol…24/7. Admirable Zooey, but we definitely don’t think we could give up our daily glass(es) of wine!
7. Mother and Wife
In January 2015, Zooey and her partner, Jacob Pechenik, announced their engagement, which came as a total surprise to the media world! As well as this, in August of this year, they also announced the birth of their first baby girl, another shocking surprise! We love that Zooey keeps her private life to herself and keeps her baby girl out of the spotlight – another reason to love and admire her beautiful personality!
8. Famous Friends
It is well known that Zooey and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are BFF’s. They starred in “Manic” together in 2001, and again in 2009 in “500 Days of Summer” – everyone’s favourite film! She also went to school with Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson. Where do we enrol?!