Emily Erin Deschanel ( /deɪʃəˈnɛl/; born October 11, 1976) is an American actress, movie and television producer who plays Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the comedy-crime drama, Bones.
Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). She has one younger sister: actress, model, songwriter, and musician Zooey Deschanel.
Deschanel made her feature film debut in 1994's It Could Happen to You. Her next notable role was in Stephen King's Rose Red in 2002. She then appeared in Cold Mountain, The Alamo, and Glory Road and was named one of "six actresses to watch" by Interview Magazine in 2004.
After starring in 2005's Boogeyman, Deschanel landed the role of Dr. Temperance Brennan on Fox's Bones, a series based on the real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs. She has been playing this role in Bones for 6 years; season 7 premiered on November 3, 2011. For her performance she received a 2006 Satellite Award nomination and a 2007 Teen Choice Award nomination. Deschanel has served as co-producer since the start of the show's third season, and as producer since...
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