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Deschanel in Bones.

About Emily Deschanel (1976 – ____)

Emily Erin Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, to cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). Her younger sister is actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel. Her paternal grandfather was French, from Oullins, Rhône; her roots also include Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and other French ancestry.

Deschanel attended Harvard-Westlake and Crossroads School in Los Angeles before graduating from Boston University's Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.

In 1994, Deschanel made her feature film debut in It Could Happen to You. Her next notable role was in Stephen King's Rose Red in 2002. Then she 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, Deschanel won the role of Dr. Temperance Brennan with David Boreanaz as FBI agent Seeley Booth on the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama Bones, based on the novels and the career of forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs that premiered in September 2005. For her performance she received a 2006 Satellite Award nomination and a 2007 Teen Choice Award nomination. Deschanel and Boreanaz served as co-producers at the start of the show's third season, before becoming producers in the middle of the show's fourth season.

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. In September 2014 she joined the board of directors at Farm Sanctuary.

Deschanel was raised Roman Catholic, but is no longer practicing, and has expressed agnostic views, saying "I am more of a spiritual person, if anything, and I am of the belief that we don't know, and I'm not going to pretend that I do."

On September 25, 2010, Deschanel married It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor and writer David Hornsby in a small private ceremony in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. On September 21, 2011, Deschanel gave birth to their son, Henry Lamar Hornsby. On June 8, 2015, she gave birth to their second son, Calvin.

Deschanel is best friends with her Bones co-star Michaela Conlin, who plays her best friend Angela Montenegro on the show; she is also friends with her Bones co-star David Boreanaz with whom she has a strong working relationship.

Emily Deschanel's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
1994It Could Happen to YouAnimal rights activist
2000It's a Shame About RayMaggie
2003EasyLaura Harris
2003Cold MountainMrs. Morgan
2004The AlamoRosanna Travis
2004Spider-Man 2Receptionist
2004Old TricksWoman
2005BoogeymanKate Houghton
2005That NightAnnie
2006Glory RoadMary Haskins
2007The DiagnosisMaggie
2009My Sister's KeeperDr. Farquad
2011The Perfect FamilyShannon Cleary

Emily Deschanel's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2001The Heart DepartmentMaude Allyn
2002Rose RedPam Asbury
2002Law & Order: Special Victims UnitCassie Germaine
2002ProvidenceAnnie Franks
2003The Dan ShowSam
2004Crossing JordanMichelle
2005–2017BonesDr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
2009Tit for TatEmily
2010–11The Cleveland ShowJulia Roberts Herself (voice)
2012American Dad!Emily Deschanel (voice)
2014Drunk HistoryBabe Didrikson Zaharias, pro golfer/LPGA founder
2015Sleepy HollowDr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
2016BoJack HorsemanDr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan

Memorable Quotes by Emily Deschanel

“ I'm definitely a people person. I love socializing and being around people and having a good conversation.”

“ I'm a vegan, but you can be really unhealthy as a vegan, too. Vegan just means that you don't use animal products, so you don't wear leather, you don't wear wool, and you don't eat animal products. But you can eat french fries and stuff like that all day long. ”

“ Everything I know about makeup, I've learned from my sister. ”

“ I have two major Davids (David Boreanaz)and David Hornsby) in my life, and I married both of them. ”

[On similarities between her and her sister] “ We both tend not to pay much attention to what's socially acceptable, and we like to do crazy stuff. We both love to dance and will dance whenever, wherever, whether there's music playing or not. My whole family is very sarcastic and constantly making jokes. ”

[about friendship and relationships David Boreanaz] “ He tells me he loves me on a daily basis. I'm joking, but we do love each other and are honest with each other. ”

Things You May Not Know About Emily Deschanel

While attending Boston University, she lived on Hooker Street in Brighton, which she calls a "cool neighborhood".

She is real-life best friends with Michaela Conlin who plays Angela Montenegro, her best friend on their show Bones.

She gave co-star David Boreanaz a belt buckle saying "The Man" with an arrow pointing up and "The Legend" with an arrow point down as a birthday gift.

While growing up, she wanted to be an architect.

When she was young, her father Caleb Deschanel used to film her and her sister Zooey Deschanel all the time. While Zooey loved being in front of the cameras, Emily hated it.

Her character on Bones, Dr. Temperance Brennan, names her second child Hank (nickname for Henry). Emily's real life son name is also Henry.

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Emily Deschanel in Bones (2005-2017)... top picture with
David Boreanaz and Jay Thomas... fourth and fifth pictures with David Boreanaz.
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Deschanel in Boogeyman (2005)... middle picture with Barry Watson.
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In Cold Mountain (2003).
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In Glory Road (2006)... middle picture with Josh Lucas.
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In Spider-Man 2 (2004).
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Emily Deschanel in The Perfect Family (2011)... top two pictures with Angela Reyes.