Zooey Deschanel was born into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer, perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004) and Being There (1979). Her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990) and The Right Stuff (1983). Her older sister, Emily Deschanel is also a successful actress, she plays Dr. Temperance Brennan in Fox’s Bones and you can also spot her at movies such as Cold Mountain (2003) and Spider-Man 2 (2004).
Initially introduced by their mutual manager, Zooey and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie frontman) announced their engagement on December 2008 and on September 19, 2009 they got married. The couple looked like the perfect indie match, but for unknown reasons, they filled up the divorce papers in 2011, in a split described as “mutual and amicable”.
Some of Zooey’s rumoured past boyfriends are: musician Mickey Madden (from Maroon5), actor Matthew Davis, comedian Chris Kattan, Danhi Harrison (yes, George’s son), musician Hunter Bergan (from AFI). Zooey also had a serious relationship with actor Jason Schwartzman from 2003 to 2005. She’s currently happily in love with screenwriter Jamie Linden since 2012.