Birth Name: Emily Deschanel
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born Oct. 11, 1976 in Los Angeles, Emily Erin Deschanel was the daughter of actress Mary Jo Weir and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. She and her younger sister, actress Zooey Deschanel, grew up traveling around the world for their father's film shoots. A vegan since high school, Deschanel debuted as an animal rights activist who flings paint on Rosie Perez's new fur coat in the Nicolas Cage/Bridget Fonda comedy "It Could Happen to You" (1994). The actress later graduated from Boston University with a degree in theatre before breaking into television with a series of appearances in the early 2000s, including a flashy role as a psychic in Stephen King's horror miniseries "Rose...
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