SNL Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel
Born: January 17, 1980
Time on SNL: As Host:
February 11, 2012 (also impersonated)
November 19, 2011
February 11, 2012 (also host herself)
April 7, 2012
Impersonated by:
Abby Elliott

Zooey Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, musician and singer-songwriter best known for her roles as Summer Finn in the 2009 comedy-drama film (500) Days of Summer and as Jessica "Jess" Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl. She hosted Saturday Night Live on February 11, 2012.

SNL Abby Elliott - Zooey Deschanel

Abby Elliott as Zooey Deschanel on the February 11, 2012 episode during the "Bein' Quirky with Zooey Deschanel" sketch.

She was also impersonated by Abby Elliott on the November 19, 2011 episode during the "Kelly Auditions" sketch and on the February 11, 2012 episode (where Deschanel herself impersonated Mary-Kate Olsen) and the April 7, 2012 episode, both during the "Bein' Quirky with Zooey Deschanel" sketch.

She also appeared in Seth Rogan's opening monologue in 2014.


  • Mary-Kate Olsen

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