ZOEY DEUTCH, 19, comes from a showbiz family of musicians
and actors going back two generations. Growing up in Los Angeles, her parents
(actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch) knew acting was in the genes
when Zoey would play out scenes with her dolls, and weep for the Barbie that was
down on her luck. This kind of dedication showed up a few years later, when she
began landing comedic and dramatic roles in both film and television at the ripe
age of 15. Zoey was a serious dancer as a child excelling in ballet, competitive
jazz, and tap. She was a double major in both theatre and visual arts at the Los
Angeles County High School for the Arts, while simultaneously studying at the
Young Actors Space with Patrick Day.
Zoey's first leading role was in the indie flick, MAYOR CUPCAKE, where she
played real life mom Lea Thompson's daughter - a small town girl, with big time
political aspirations. Shortly thereafter, Zoey was cast in the Disney Channel's
SUITE LIFE ON DECK series; where she played Zach's love interest Maya, and
charmed dedicated fans of the show all over the world. She guest starred on two
hit shows, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR and NCIS, which lead to her landing
the role of Willow Turner in the coveted Marc Cherry pilot HALLELUJAH.
Though the show was not picked up, Zoey bounced back immediately after she
was cast as Sarah Michelle Gellar's troubled stepdaughter, Juliet Martin, in the
CW's RINGER. The show became one of the network's biggest hits, and allowed Zoey
to spread her wings in a part that required a lot of conflict and complexity
from a 16 year old. In addition, she recently starred alongside Viola Davis,
Emma Thompson, and Jeremy Irons as Emily Asher - a popular high schooler, who
covers her hurt and humanity with her southern belle sass in the film adaptation
of the beloved teen book series, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. Zoey was seen recurring on
ABC Family's series SWITCHED AT BIRTH after that.
Zoey is a big supporter of the Corazon De Vida Orphanage in Tijuana, and has
performed for The Alzheimer's Association, What A Pair, and Race to Erase MS
benefits. When she's not working, you can find her posing for Instagram photos
with the love of her life: an orange Maine Coon cat named Stinky Pete, and/or
taping photo booth videos for her sister as her Ukrainian alter ego.
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