Emily Deschanel is an incredibly talented American actress, producer, and director. In 2004 she was listed by Interview Magazine as one of the “Six Actresses To Watch”. She is best known for her role in the FOX hit procedure show Bones. In Bones, she played Dr. Temperance Brennan – a kinesiologist, an anthropologist, and a forensic anthropologist – who uses her superior knowledge to help solve murder cases. She works closely with FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, with whom she later develops a personal relationship. The exhibition was loosely based on a series of books by Kathy Reichs.
For playing Dr. Temperance in Bones for 12 seasons, Emily was nominated for a Satelite Award, a Teen Choice Award, and several People’s Choice Awards.
She made her feature film debut in 1994 in the comedy-drama film It Could Happen To You starring Bridget Fonda and Nicolas Cage. She then appeared in Stephen King’s mini-series Rose Red, where she played Pam Asbury. She also appeared in Glory Road, Cold Mountain, and The Alamo.
She was also featured in the FunnyOrDie.com video The Booby Scare, which promoted breast cancer screening; the video also featured Alyson Hannigan, Minka Kelly, Katharine McPhee, and Jamie King.
Besides acting, Emily also has an interest in animal welfare. This led to her becoming an Associate Producer on the documentary How I Became to Elephant.
Emily Deschanel Biography
Emily Erin Deschanel was born on 11 October 1976. Her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, was an American actress who appeared in House, Twin Peaks, The Right Stuff, Winter Passing, and many other projects. Her father was an Academy Award-nominated cameraman and director.
Her younger sister is Zooey Deschanel, an equally famous actress who attracted attention with her roles in (500) Days of Summer, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Good Girl, Yes Man, and Almost Famous. She is also known for her deadly serious comedy in her film roles. Zooey’s most famous role is perhaps in her television show – New Girl – in which she plays Jessica Day, a character for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Award.
Emily’s grandfather was a Frenchman from Oullins, a suburb of the Eastern French city of Lyon. Emily is also of Swiss, English, Dutch and Irish descent.
She attended both the Crossroads School and the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. She then attended Boston University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater studies.
Emily is a vegan and a passionate advocate of animal rights. She has championed various animal rights causes. She was also involved in the launch of Thanking The Monkey: Rethinking The Way We Treats, a book by Karen Dawn, an animal rights advocate. The book discusses how vegan and vegetarian lifestyles and diets help save the environment. She is also on the board of Farm Sanctuary, an animal rights organization.
Emily was raised Roman Catholic, but she is no longer religiously active and considers herself an agnostic, often saying that she is more spiritual than religious.
Family Life: Husband, Children, Best Friend
In 2010 Emily Deschanel married David Hornsby, actor and author of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. The two got married in a private ceremony in Los Angeles, in the Pacific Palisades area.
David was also the creator and star of the short-lived CBS comedy How To Be A Gentleman. As an actor, he also appeared in Flags of Our Fathers, Minority Reports, and Pearl Harbour.
Almost a year after her marriage, Emily gave birth to her son Henry Lamar Hornsby on September 21, 2011. The couple had their second child, a son, Calvin, on June 8, 2015.
Emily is best friends with Michaela Conlin, who also played her best friend – Angela Montenegro – on the show Bones. Emily is also close friends with several of her co-stars, including David Boreanaz, who played her love interest – FBI special agent Seeley Booth – in the series Bones.
Emily Deschanel currently has an impressive net worth of 30 million dollars. She earned this amazing amount by being a hard-working actress. Most of her income comes from her years as an actress and producer at Bones. The show itself was not only long-lasting but also incredibly popular and successful, and this had a lot to do with the cast of the show with Emily at the helm.
Now that Bones is over, we are curious about what the actress will do next.