Name: Emily Erin Deschanel
Date of birth: 11th october 1976
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Hobbies: reading, hiking
Charities: PETA, Amberwatch Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, The Humane Society
Emily was born in Los Angeles. Her mother was Mary Jo Weir, an actress, and her father was Caleb Deschanel, an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer. She has one sister, actress Zooey Deschanel. Her grandfather was French, hence the French last name, meaning "from the channel" or "from the little jugs". She said in a recent interview that when she and her sister were little they spent a lot of summers near Lyon France, where they still have family.
Emily graduated from the Boston University professional actors training program with a BFA in theatre. She divides here time living in both LA and New York, she is a dedicated vegan. She made her big screen debut in the 1994 film It Could Happen To You and has been gaining recognition as an actress since. In October 2004, she was named one of the six actresses to watch (Interview magazine).
She has served as co-producer on Bones since the start of the shows third season. Emily is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes. She is a member of PETA. Emily graduated from Boston University's Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.
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Emily Deschanel awards:
2006 Satellite Award nomination
2007 Teen Choice Award nomination
Big break: Bones
Best known for:
"Dr. Temperance Brennan"
Emily Deschanel Trivia
Emily is a vegan.
Emily lives in both New York and Los Angeles.
Emily owns a duplex and lives with her sister, Zoey.
Emily attended Boston University with actress Ginnifer Goodwin.
Emily owned a dog, a female Wheaten Terrier, who now lives with her ex-boyfriend.
Her middle name is Erin.
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