Emily Deschanel

Actor
Hailing from a Hollywood family, the striking Emily Deschanel - along with her younger sister, Zooey - was destined to enter show business. Although she debuted with a bit part in "It Could Happen to You" (1994) ... Read more »
Born: 10/11/1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Bones 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Perfect Family 2012 (Movie)

Shannon (Actor)

Genesis Awards 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

Dr Farquad (Actor)

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

Mary Haskins (Actor)

The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boogeyman 2005 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Easy 2004 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Receptionist (Actor)

The Alamo 2004 (Movie)

Rosanna Travis (Actor)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Morgan (Actor)

Stephen King's Rose Red 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

Paint Throwing Fur Activist (Actor)
Producer (1)

How I Became An Elephant 2014 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Hailing from a Hollywood family, the striking Emily Deschanel - along with her younger sister, Zooey - was destined to enter show business. Although she debuted with a bit part in "It Could Happen to You" (1994), Deschanel's first major role came years later as a psychic in Stephen King's "Rose Red" (ABC, 2002). She landed small parts in "Cold Mountain" (2003), "The Alamo" (2004) and "Spider-Man 2" (2004), as well as leading roles in "Boogeyman" (2005) and "Glory Road" (2006), but broke through as the titular star of television's "Bones" (Fox, 2005- ). As a brilliant forensic anthropologist/author who uses logic and science to solve crimes alongside her partner, the emotional action hero Booth (David Boreanaz), Deschanel earned worldwide fame and a loyal fanbase for the megahit show, which successfully mixed mystery and suspense with comedy and romantic tension. With her ample acting talent, quirky beauty and unique screen presence, Emily Deschanel essayed strong, intelligent women in each project she took on.

Relationships

Zooey Deschanel Actor

Sister
Born Jan. 17, 1980; acted in "Almost Famous" (2000), "Elf" (2003) and "(500) Days of Summer" (2009)

Mary Jo Deschanel Actor

Mother

Caleb Deschanel Director of Photography

Father

David Hornsby Actor

Husband
Married Sept. 25, 2010

Henry Hornsby

Son
Born Sept. 21, 2011; father, David Hornsby

EDUCATION

Boston University's Professional Actors Training Program

(theater)

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Drama

2009

Cast as a doctor in the drama "My Sister's Keeper," directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel by Jodi Picoult

2006

Played Josh Lucas's wife in the sports drama "Glory Road"

2005

Landed breakthrough role as forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan on the Fox series "Bones"

2005

Co-starred with Barry Watson in the thriller "Boogeyman"

2004

Co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Quaid in "The Alamo"

2003

Appeared as the sister of a neurotic woman in "Easy"

2003

Cast in a minor role in "Cold Mountain"

2002

Appeared on episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC) and "Providence" (NBC)

2002

Played a psychic in Stephen King’s supernatural drama "Rose Red" (ABC)

1994

Made feature film debut in "It Could Happen to You" as a paint-throwing fur activist

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