Celebrity sisters Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel have more in common than a network. The FOX stars — Emily plays Temperance “Bones” Brennan on Bones, and Zooey charms as Jess on New Girl — are both quirky as all get out.
But just so you know, Zooey hates the label “quirky.” She complained to Lucky Magazine, "It's an annoying word. 'Quirky' is like a nice way of saying weird."
OK, we’ll rephrase: Who’s weirder — Emily or Zooey?
Best known for... Playing Dr. Temperance Brennan, a hyper-analytical, hyper-literal forensic anthropologist, on Bones
Husband: Writer and actor David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
And now for something random... A staunch vegan since 1992, Emily wears vegan shoes and maintained a vegan pregnancy.
Nerdy quote: "I really like being pregnant. I'm in awe of the process and the science. And seeing my belly move is pretty amazing; it's like in the movie Alien." (Fit Pregnancy)
Best known for... Playing adorkable characters — sing-songy Jess on the FOX sitcom New Girl; Jovie, a woman who falls for a grown man (Will Ferrell) who thinks he’s a Christmas elf in Elf; Patrick Fugit’s troubled older sis in Almost Famous; Joseph Gordon Levitt’s love interest in (500) Days of Summer... The list goes on, but you get the idea.
Husband: Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard
And now for something random... Zooey sings and plays the piano and baritone ukulele. She’s the “She” in She & Him, an indie duo also featuring M. Ward. She co-founded the artsy website HelloGiggles.com.
Nerdy tweet: “If eating popcorn with a spoon in bed is wrong, then I don't know what right is.”