Emily Deschanel is a renowned American actress who comes from a family background of film workers. Born on October 11, 1976, Emily Deschanel is also a distinguished Director and Producer. Having said that, she is popular for portraying the role of Dr. Temperance in the American television series ‘Bones’.
She is a notable actress, producer, and director and has been nominated for People’s Choice Awards five times.
There is a lot more to know about this amazing personality. Let’s know more about Emily Deschanel’s profile.
Celebrity Name –Emily Deschanel
Full Name – Emily Erin Deschanel
Gender – Female
Birthday – October 11, 1976
Place of Origin – Los Angeles, U.S
Age – 44
Height – 1.75 m
Weight – 66 kg
Nationality – American
Spouse Name– David Hornsby
Children- Henry Lamar Hornsby, Calvin Hornsby
Profession – Actress, Director, and Producer
Emily’s Total Net Worth – $30 million
Emily Deschanel was born on October 11, 1976, in Los Angeles, California to father Caleb Deschanel and mother Mary Jo Deschanel. Emily’s father was a film director who was nominated for the prestigious Academy Awards and her mother was an actress.
Emily attended two schools- Harvard Westlake School and Crossroads School in Los Angeles. Afterward, she graduated from Boston University and acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. Coming from French roots, her paternal grandfather belonged to Oulins.
On September 25, 2010, Emily got married to actor David Hornsby and the couple is blessed with two sons, their names being Henry Lamar Hornsby and Calvin Hornsby. She prefers to be a vegan and is actively involved in animal rights causes. Her collaborations with PETA to raise awareness about the benefits of becoming vegans prove this fact. She is also a member of the board of directors of Farm Sanctuary.
Be it any social cause, whether it was a breast awareness campaign or a campaign for animal rights, Emily always remained in limelight due to her immense interest in such campaigns.
She has also worked as a brand ambassador for many famous brands and Avon and Fiat is one of them.
Emily maintains good relationships with the people around her and she is best friends with Michaela Conlin, Bones co-star.
In the early ’90s, Emily started her career as an actress and the first film in which she was featured as an actress was It Could Happen To You, under the guidance of chief cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, Emily’s father. The breakthrough in her career started when in 2004 a famous magazine named her as one of the ‘six actresses to watch’.
She was portrayed as Dr. Temperance Brennan for the American series Bones in the year 2005. In addition to this Emily appeared in many television series in the succeeding years.
Some of the famous TV series in which she gave marvelous role plays are The Heart Department, Providence, The Dan Show, Tit for Tat, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, and Animal Kingdom. Meanwhile, she was also offered the role of guest appearances in shows like Law and Order by NBC.
Being an animal rights activist, Emily got a chance to work in the film “It Could Happen To You” as an animal rights activist. Emily had a fabulous career in Hollywood and her career got a quantum leap when started getting signed by famous directors for Hollywood movies.
She also got featured in some short films such as It’s a Shame About Ray in 2000, Old Tricks in 2004, Mute in 2005, That Night in 2005, and The Diagnosis in 2007.She also did a documentary film Unity, produced by Shaun Monson which was based on an exploration of humanity’s transformation.
Law Suit against Fox
Emily Deschanel, along with Barry Josephson and Kathy Reichs, filed a suit against Fox in 2015 and they felt to be cheated out of profits for Bones Series. In return, they were awarded $179 million by the adjudicator as compensation for the punitive damages. However, the case went on and both parties agreed to the mutual settlement. Although, the settlement amount is not mentioned but speculated.
Awards and Nominations
Throughout her career, Emily proved her talent by working as an actress, producer, and has been an activist. Hailing from a family of film background, she also got nominated for her exceptional performances in Hollywood. There is a lot more to dig about the achievements of Emily Deschanel and here we present to you some of her achievements.
Emily was nominated for Satellite Awards for the television series Bones in the year 2006 under the category of Best Actress- Television Series Drama.
Teen Choice Awards
The actress got a nomination for the Teen Choice Awards for her role in the series Bones again under the category Choice TV Actress: Drama in the year 2007. Her role-play in Bones proved to be a breakthrough in her career.
People’s Choice Awards
Deschanel also got nominated for People’s choice awards for the following categories in the series Bones. The categories are listed below:
- Favorite TV Crime Fighter (2011)
- Favorite Drama TV Actress (2012, 2013)
- TV Duo Actress (2015)
- Favorite Crime TV Actress (2015, 2016)
Emily Deschanel Total Net Worth
As of 2020, Emily’s total net worth amounts to $30 million.
In addition to this, Emily is enriched with multi-talents and holds a bright career and reputation in the industry. Being a producer, director, and actress, Emily is recognized as one of the six actresses chosen by Interview Magazine and is still ruling the heart of millions in the United States.
There is no doubt that Emily got a quantum leap in her career through the role of Dr. Temperance for the series Bones after which her journey became more exciting and marvelous. Her role plays in films like Boogeyman, Glory Road, My Sister’s Keeper made her to number 12 in the 2012 Hot 100 AfterEllen. She has proved her mettle throughout her career by her pragmatic approach towards society and dedication towards her career.