Main Characters New Girl • Main Cast Jessica Day Jess is an adorkable girl who moves in with three guys after catching her boyfriend cheating on her. She loves to sing, watch Dirty Dancing, and say whatever comes to her mind. It’s Jess! Nick Nick is one of Jess’s (Zooey Deschanel) roommates. He’s a scruffy bartender — and all-around nice guy — who’s doing his best to get over a rough breakup. Schmidt Schmidt, who enjoys showing off his blindingly white torso, is one of Jess’s (Zooey Deschanel) roommates. While he’s a frequent contributor to the d-bag jar, he often exhibits a softer side. Winston Winston, a former "professional" basketball player with the Latvia Figs, is one of Jess’s (Zooey Deschanel) roommates. Cece Meyers Cece is Jess’s (Zooey Deschanel) best friend... who also happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous model.