Emily Deschanel

Biography: Emily Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California on October 11, 1976. Her father is famed cinematographer Caleb Deschanel whose credits include The Passion of the Christ and Titanic. Her mother is actress Mary Jo Deschanel. She has one sister, Zooey Deschanel, who is also an actress. Emily graduated from Boston University's Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.

Emily made her big screen debut in the 1994 comedy It Could Happen to You. She has also appeared in the major motion pictures Cold Mountain in 2003 and Spider-Man 2 in 2004. She is rapidly gaining recognition in Hollywood and was named one of six actors to watch in the October 2004 issue of Interview Magazine in the annual "Young Hollywood" issue. In 2006, she appeared in Glory Road.

In addition to her film credits, Emily has made several television appearances. Her television credits include guest starring roles on Crossing Jordon, Providence, and Law and Order: Special
Victims Unit. She is the star on the television series entitled Bones as Dr. Temperence Brennan opposite David Boreanaz who plays Special Agent Seeley Booth. Expand

Emily Deschanel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 58 Glory Road
Lowest Metascore: 32 Boogeyman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
5 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
40 The Perfect Family May 4, 2012 Shannon Cleary / Shannon Cleary 7.0
51 My Sister's Keeper Jun 26, 2009 Dr. Farquad 6.5
58 Glory Road Jan 13, 2006 Mary Haskins 7.9
32 Boogeyman Feb 4, 2005 Kate Houghton 4.5
47 Easy Nov 26, 2004 Laura 5.5