Quick Facts of

  • First NameZooey
  • Last NameDeschanel
  • Net Worth$25 million
  • CareerActress
  • Age42 years
  • Height5'4''
  • MotherMary Jo Deschanel
  • FatherMary Jo Deschanel
  • Husband2
  • SonChildren-2

Zooey Deschanel is an actress immensely popular on TV for her role on the show New Girl. Her portrayal of Jessica Day got her nominated for an Emmy as well as three Golden Globes. Additionally, she has also worked on various other TV shows and films.

Deschanel is famous for her quirky and deadpan style of comedy that she has used on projects like Yes Man, 500 Days of Summer, Our Idiot Brother, American Dad! Etc. 

What Is Zooey Deschanel’s Net Worth?

Zooey Deschanel has a net worth of around $25 million as of 2023. The actress amassed this fortune from a career in acting and music that has spanned over 2 decades.

She started her career in 1998 with an appearance on the music video to She’s Got Issues and a minor role on the NBC show Veronica’s Closet.

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Earnings And Salary

Deschanel is a high earning celebrity and earned millions of dollars when she was the lead character in the show New Girl. She earned a monthly salary of $95,000 in 2012. Some of her earnings over the years are in the table below.

2011$90,000Salary From New Girl

Similarly, her total earnings in the year 2012 were around $9 Million, and she took home $6 Million in pay for 2014.

The star was also made the ambassador for Pantene in 2012 in a deal where she was paid $2.5 Million.

Assets: Stocks, Bank Balance And Property

According to Hollywood Reporter, she had a bank balance of $1,578,000 and owned $1,645,000 in stocks. 

The reports of the same year also showed that she had around $693,300 in the property. She has a lot more money in 2020 than she did in 2012.

Listed House In California

Deschanel had a house in Manhattan Beach, California, USA, she listed the house for around $5.975 million. 

The property is spread over 4,900 square feet and has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. According to the Observer, she found a buyer for the property in December 2019. 

Zooey bought the property for around $5.58 million in January 2018. She and her then-husband bought the property as an upgrade to another property they had bought in the same area.

The actress bought the other property in April 2015 for around $4.57 million. This property contains six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms spread over around 5,166 square feet of living space.

Success With New Girl

Deschanel did a few comedy films with major stars like Jim Carrey on Yes Man and Paul Rudd on Our Idiot Brother. She gained the attention of industry executives with her performances, and she was cast as Jessica “Jess” Day on New Girl.

The premiere of the series was in September 2011. Right from the get-go, she received a lot of positive reviews. Many tabloids also descried the role as a role tailor-made for the star. Audiences also took warmly to her portrayal. 

The plot of the series revolves around the lead character played by Zooey who moves into an apartment with 3 men played by Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris as she struggles to make a living in the city of angels, LA.

Short Biography

Zooey Deschanel was born Zooey Claire Deschanel on January 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, the U.S. to Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel. She has Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, And French heritage. She grew up with a sister named Emily Deschanel. 

She went to a private school where she made friends with Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson. She also went to Northwestern University before dropping out and pursuing acting. 

The star is in a relationship with Jonathan Scott as of April 2020. They first met each other in an episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series. 

Before this, she was married to Ben Gibbard. They married on September 19, 2009, after getting engaged in December 2008.

They divorced on December 12, 2012. After this, she got hitched to Jacob Pechenik on June 21, 2015. The pair gave birth to their first child, Elsie Otter in July 2015 and their second child Charlie Wolf, in May 2017. They separated in 2019.