Full Name: Emily Erin Deschanel
Stage Name: Emily Deschanel
Born: October 11, 1976 (age 45 years old)
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Parents: Mary Jo Deschanel, Caleb Deschanel
Children: Henry Lamar Hornsby, Calvin Hornsby
Height: 1.75 m
Siblings: Zooey Deschanel
Boyfriend • Husband: David Hornsby (m. 2010)
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$30 million
Emily Erin Deschanel (born October 11, 1976) is a 45-year-old extraordinary American actress.
She is loved by fans, especially for her scintillating role as Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan in a Fox crime procedural series titled Bones (2005–2017).
Emily Deschanel is also known to be a full-fledged animal activist who has engaged in several activities and awareness programs to promote animals.
Emily Erin Deschanel was born in the famous Los Angeles, California, on October 11, 1976.
Her father is a cinematographer and director named Caleb Deschanel, whereas her mother is an actress named Mary Jo Deschanel.
Her younger sister is an actress and a singer-songwriter named Zooey Deschanel.
Emily Deschanel‘s paternal grandfather was French and hailed from Oullins, Rhône; her roots also include English, Dutch, Swiss, and Irish
Emily Deschanel attended Harvard-Westlake School and Crossroads School, situated in Los Angeles.
She graduated from Boston University‘s Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.
In 1994, Emily Deschanel made her feature film debut in a romantic comedy-drama titled It Could Happen to You, on which her father worked as chief cinematographer. Her next notable appearance was Pam Asbury in Stephen King‘s horror miniseries titled Rose Red in 2002. Then she starred 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 cast as Dr. Temperance Brennan alongside David Boreanaz as FBI agent Seeley Booth on the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama titled Bones. The film is based on the novels, and the career of a forensic anthropologist and an author called Kathy Reichs and was created by Hart Hanson.
The series television aired for 12 seasons from September 13, 2005, to March 28, 2017. For her role, she received a 2006 Satellite Award nomination and a 2007 Teen Choice Award nomination.
Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz worked as co-producers at the start of the show’s third season before becoming producers in the middle of the show’s fourth season.
While Bones was still in production, Emily Deschanel also played the Brennan character on a 2015 episode of a series titled Sleepy Hollow and a 2016 episode of BoJack Horseman.
Alongside Alyson Hannigan, Jaime King, Minka Kelly, and Katharine McPhee, she made a video slumber party that’s featured on FunnyorDie.com to promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer.
In 2021, Emily Deschanel is set to star in the upcoming Netflix miniseries Devil in Ohio.
Over 365k followers follow Emily Deschanel on Twitter and over 121k followers on Instagram. The American actress is quite active on social media and has several interesting posts on her account.
Emily Erin Deschanel‘s verified social media accounts include:
- Instagram: @emilydeschanel
- Twitter: @emilydeschanel
- Facebook: Emily Deschanel
Emily Deschanel‘s beauty and elegance perhaps are the reason why she has attracted numerous roles in films. She moves around with a comfortable height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighs approximately 60 kg (132 lbs).
The talented American actress has an hourglass body type with body measurement 34-24-35 inches; bra/breast size 32C, waist 24 inches, and hi, ps 35 inches. She has beautiful dark brown hair and charming blue eyes.
Emily Deschanel is a vegan and a dedicated advocate of animal rights. She was responsible for narrating the documentary ‘My Child Is a Monkey’ and remained an associate producer of yet another show titled How I Became an Elephant.
In pursuit of promoting the regular screening of breast cancer for the charitable program themed Up 2 Cancer, she, alongside Katharine McPhee, Minka Kelly, Jaime King, and Alyson Hannigan, developed a video slumber party that featured on FunnyorDie.com.
On September 25, 2010, Emily Deschanel married an actor and a writer named David Hornsby in a small private ceremony in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.
On September 21, 2011, the couple welcomed their first son named Henry Lamar Hornsby. On June 8, 2015, they had their second son named Calvin Hornsby.
Emily Deschanel is best friends with her Bones co-star Michaela Conlin, who coincidentally played her best friend Angela Montenegro on the show. She is also friends and has a healthy working relationship with her Bones co-star David Boreanaz.
In 2015, David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Bones executive producer Barry Josephson, and Kathy Reichs, who wrote the books upon which the series was based, filed a law lawsuit, Fox, claiming they were cheated out of their share of series profits.
In February 2019, an arbitrator awarded them the sum of $179 million: $128 million in punitive damages, $32 million in compensatory damages, $10 million in prejudgment interest, and more than $9 million in fees and costs.
Being an A-list actress has helped Emily Deschanel a lot in acquiring desired wealth, and now she is believed to have accumulated a net worth of US$30 million.
- 1994 It Could Happen to You as an Animal rights activist
- 2000 It’s a Shame About as Ray Maggie
- 2003 Easy as Laura Harris
- 2003 Cold Mountain as Mrs. Morgan
- 2004 The Alamo as Rosanna Travis
- 2004 Spider-Man 2 as Receptionist
- 2004 Old Tricks as Woman
- 2005 Boogeyman as Kate Houghton
- 2005 Mute as Claire
- 2005 That Night as Annie
- 2006 Glory Road as Mary Haskins
- 2007 The Diagnosis as Maggie
- 2009 My Sister’s Keeper as Dr. Farquad
- 2011 The Perfect Family as Shannon Cleary
- 2015 Unity as Narrator
- 2001 The Heart Department as Maude Allyn
- 2002 Rose Red as Pam Asbury (3 episodes)
- 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Cassie Germaine (Episode: “Surveillance”)
- 2002 Providence as Annie Franks (2 episodes)
- 2003 The Dan Show as Sam
- 2004 Crossing Jordan as Michelle (Episode: “All the News Fit to Print”)
- 2005–2017 Bones as Temperance Brennan
- 2009 Tit for Tat as Emily (Episode: “The Booby Scare”)
- 2010–2011 The Cleveland Show Julia Roberts’s voice (Episode: “Cleveland Live!”)
- 2012 American Dad! as Temperance Brennan’s voice (Episode: “Less Money, Mo’ Problems”)
- 2014; 2019 Drunk History as Babe Didrikson Zaharias / Marina Raskova( 2 episodes)
- 2015 Sleepy Hollow as Temperance Brennan (Episode: “Dead Men Tell No Tales”)
- 2016 BoJack Horseman (Episode: “Love And/Or Marriage”)
- 2018 The Simpsons (Episode: “Bart’s Not Dead”)
- 2019 Animal Kingdom as Angela (Season 4)
- 2021 The Rookie as Sarah Nolan (Episode: “Brave Heart”)
- TBA Devil in Ohio as Dr. Suzanne Mathis Upcoming miniseries;