Who Is Caleb Deschanel? Father Of Zooey Deschanel

by Mela Wed Dec 27 2023 Updated On Fri Dec 29 2023
Who Is Caleb Deschanel? Father Of Zooey Deschanel

Caleb Deschanel is the father of Zooey Deschanel, an American actress and musician. Caleb is a well-known cinematographer who has been nominated for an Oscar several times. 

Some movies he worked on are The Right Stuff in 1983, The Natural in 1984, Fly Away Home in 1996, The Patriot in 2000, The Passion of the Christ in 2004, and Never Look Away in 2018

He is even part of the National Film Preservation Board at the Library of Congress

Marriage And Children

Caleb is married to his wife, Mary Jo Deschanel. They have been married since 1972. They have two daughters together named Emily and Zooey Deschanel.  

Family of Caleb Deschanel.
Family of Caleb Deschanel. Source: The List


Caleb was born on September 21, 1944. He is 79 years old as of 2023.

Net worth

As an American actress, Caleb's daughter Zooey's net worth is about $25 million. 

Daughters of Caleb Deschanel.
Daughters of Caleb Deschanel. Source: Instagram

Zooey Finance Jonathan Scott Expressed Love For Her

Zooey's fiance is Jonathan Scott, who is a TV personality

Jonathan recently shared on Instagram that his favorite Christmas movie is Elf, a film by Zooey

He expressed his love for the movie, and Zooey said it’s his favorite. 

They got engaged in August after dating for four years. Jonathan went through a divorce in 2013

Now, he feels a strong connection with Zooey

They have had open conversations about their past hurts and what’s important to them. 

Zooey, who has two kids from a previous marriage, understands Jonathan’s experiences. 

Their honest communication strengthens their relationship, and Jonathan's support for Zooey’s career success is a good foundation for their future together. 

Zooey Deschanel with her partner.
Zooey Deschanel with her partner. Source: Instagram

Zooey Discusses Her Iconic Roles

Zooey recently remembered her famous roles in movies like Almost Famous, Big Troubles, The Good Girl, and Yes Man

She talked about what it was like making these movies and working with stars like Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, and Jim Carrey.

While she takes pride in her performances, Zooey admitted that she doesn’t usually watch her movies. 

She especially highlighted the lasting popularity of Almost Famous and how people still enjoy it. 

Zooey also talked about some extraordinary behind-the-scenes moments, like an impressive stunt in Almost Famous and the times on the set of New Girls

She was excited about working with Taylor Swift and Prince on New Girl, and she even had an unexpected cameo in a Katy Perry music video. 

She also discussed her recent role in Physical, where she plays a fitness guru different from Rose Bryne’s character. 

She is grateful for the opportunities in her career and enjoys the happiness of playing different roles. 

Zooey shared that her motivation as an actor has always been to do meaningful work that connects with people rather than just chasing fame. 

Zooey And Jonathan Scott Are Happy Together

In an Interview, Zooey and Jonathan Scott shared their love journey. 

They are deeply in love and talk about how well they get along. 

They shared their first impressions and how their personalities match. 

Their first date was at an escape room, and they have been talking a lot since then. 

Jonathan surprised Zooey with a proposal at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, and they both stressed the importance of trust in keeping the engagement a secret. 

Zooey expressed her love for the unique engagement ring. 

They also discussed their home renovation project, where Jonathan’s knowledge was necessary. 

Zooey appreciates Jonathan’s ability to look forward to problems, and they both joke about her previous advice of marrying a contractor to create a dream home. 

Their children have their own spaces in the house and even created an escape room for Zooey

Jonathan, with his skills as a magician and handyman, is a great stepdad. Their family is strong and happy. 

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