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ZOOEY DESCHANEL (Lani Aliikai) was most recently seen in the Walt Disney film Bridge to Terabithia, based on the Newberry Award winning children's novel. She will next be seen in the Warner Bros. film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, opposite Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.

Audiences will also see Deschanel star in the independent films Live Free or Die with Aaron Stanford; Flakes, also with Aaron Stanford, for director Michael Lehmann; The Go-Getter, with Lou Taylor-Pucci; and The Good Life for writer/director Stephen Berra. Both The Go-Getter and The Good Life premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007.

Last year, Deschanel starred in Winter Passing opposite Ed Harris and Will Ferrell and in Failure to Launch with Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Her other recent feature film credits include starring roles in the box-office hits The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, and John Malkovich, and director Jon Favreau's Elf, opposite Will Ferrell, for which she received critical acclaim for her engaging performance and remarkable singing voice.

She has also starred in All the Real Girls, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Lead Actress; Abandon for director Stephen Gaghan; Big Trouble for director Barry Sonnenfeld; The Good Girl with Jennifer Aniston; and Eulogy alongside Debra Winger and Ray Romano.

Deschanel made her feature film debut in 1999 in Lawrence Kasdan's ensemble drama Mumford. She then co-starred with Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Frances McDormand in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous.

Deschanel, who was named for the male character in J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, spent much of her childhood on location with her actress mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, and her father Caleb Deschanel, an Academy Award®-nominated cinematographer. She credits her father with instilling in her a keen visual sense and great style.

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