Deschanel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||Emily Erin Deschanel
October 11, 1976 
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, television producer, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||David Hornsby (m. 2010)|
|Relatives||Zooey Deschanel (sister)|
Emily Erin Deschanel (//; born October 11, 1976) is an American actress, television producer, and film producer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Temperance Brennan in the Fox police comedy-drama series Bones.
Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). She is the older sister of actress, model, songwriter, and musician Zooey Deschanel. Her paternal grandfather was French, from Oullins, Rhône; her ancestry also includes Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and other French roots.
Deschanel made her feature film debut in 1994's It Could Happen to You. Her next notable role was in Stephen King's Rose Red in 2002. She then appeared in Cold Mountain, The Alamo, and Glory Road and was named one of "six actresses to watch" by Interview Magazine in 2004.
In 2005, Emily Deschanel was chosen for the role of Dr. Temperance Brennan on Fox's Bones, a series based on the fictional novels of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs. She has been playing this role in Bones for 9 years. For her performance she received a 2006 Satellite Award nomination and a 2007 Teen Choice Award nomination. Deschanel has served as co-producer since the start of the show's third season, and as producer since the middle of the show's fourth season along with co-star David Boreanaz.
Deschanel, with Alyson Hannigan, Jaime King, Minka Kelly, and Katharine McPhee made a video slumber party featured on FunnyorDie.com to promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer. In recent years, her passion for animal welfare has led her to providing the narration for My Child Is a Monkey and serving as an associate producer on the documentary film How I Became an Elephant. Deschanel ranked number 72 in The 2012 Hot 100 on AfterEllen.
Deschanel is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes. She can be seen in an Access Hollywood video at the book launch event of Karen Dawn's Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals, discussing how vegetarian and vegan diets help the environment, and a video on the homepage of the book's website talking about the importance of animal rights. She collaborated with PETA on a video encouraging mothers to raise their children as vegans.
Deschanel married actor and writer David Hornsby on September 25, 2010 in a small private ceremony in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Deschanel gave birth to their son, Henry Lamar Hornsby, on September 21, 2011.
|1994||It Could Happen to You||Animal rights activist|
|2000||It's a Shame About Ray||Maggie||Short film|
|2001||Heart Department, TheThe Heart Department||Maude Allyn|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cassie Germaine||Episode: "Surveillance" Season 3 Episode 17|
|2002||Rose Red||Pam Asbury|
|2002||Hamtaro||Goldie Houston||Episode: "The Reconciliation!" (voice only, uncredited)|
|2002||Providence||Annie Franks||Episodes: "Cloak & Dagger" and "The Eleventh Hour"|
|2003||Dan Show, TheThe Dan Show||Sam|
|2003||Cold Mountain||Mrs. Morgan|
|2004||Alamo, TheThe Alamo||Rosanna Travis|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Michelle||Episode: "All the News Fit to Print"|
|2004||Old Tricks||Woman||Short film|
|2005||That Night||Annie||Short film|
|2005–present||Bones||Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan||186 episodes|
|2006||Glory Road||Mary Haskins|
|2007||Diagnosis, TheThe Diagnosis||Maggie||Short film|
|2009||My Sister's Keeper||Dr. Farquad|
|2009||Tit for Tat||Emily|
|2010||Cleveland Show, TheThe Cleveland Show||Julia Roberts (voice)||Episode: "Cleveland Live!"|
|2011||Perfect Family, TheThe Perfect Family||Shannon Cleary|
|2011||Cleveland Show, TheThe Cleveland Show||Herself (voice)||Episode: "Hot Cocoa Bang Bang"|
Awards and nominations
|2006||Satellite Awards||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Bones||Nominated|
|2007||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Drama||Bones||Nominated|
|2011||People's Choice Awards||Favorite TV Crime Fighter||Bones||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Drama||Bones||Nominated|
|2012||People's Choice Awards||Favorite TV Drama Actress||Bones||Nominated|
- "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1176/1177): 34. Oct 14–21, 2011.
- "Exclusive Interview: Bones Star Emily Deschanel". Buddytv.com. October 2, 2007. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- Miller, Sarah (April 2007). "Interview with Emily Deschanel". Retrieved February 12, 2011.
- Powell, Kimberly. "Interesting Ancestors of Emily & Zooey Deschanel". Genealogy.about.com. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
- Olsen, Mark (February 16, 2003). "A scene stealer steps off the sidelines". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- "Los Angeles natives". thedailytruffle.com. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "Emily Deschanel Biography". TV.com. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- Stanhope, Kate (October 1, 2009). "Deschanel, Hannigan and Others Cop a Feel for a Cause". TVGuide.com. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
- "How I Became an Elephant: Film Crew". Rattle the Cage Productions. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
- "Emily Deschanel". AfterEllen.com.
- "Interview with Access Hollywood".
- "Emily Deschanel promotes vegan diet," Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 2013.
- DeSalvo, Robert (May 4, 2012). "Q&A: Emily Deschanel on Playing a 'Perfect' Catholic Lesbian". nextmovie.com. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
- Zuckerman, Suzanne (September 25, 2010). "Actress Emily Deschanel Weds". Retrieved September 26, 2010.
- Raferty, Liz (September 21, 2011). "Emily Deschanel Has a Baby Boy". People. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
- Paskin, Willa (November 3, 2011). "Bones Creator Hart Hanson on the Show’s New Season, Booth and Brennan’s Future Make-Outs". nymag. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
- "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 152.
- "Emily Deschanel to Star in Perfect Family". PasteMagazine.com. May 7, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Emily Deschanel.|
- Emily Deschanel at the Internet Movie Database
- Video Interview with Emily Deschanel on AfterEllen.com
- Access Hollywood Thanking the Monkey Book Launch Video
- Video for Thanking The Monkey
- Video for PETA, "Meat's Not Green"