Emily Deschanel (born October 11, 1976) is an American actress, best
known for playing Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the crime drama Bones.
Emily was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Academy Award-nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Emily and actress Mary Jo Emily (née Weir).
Emily Deschanel is of Irish and French ancestry.
Emily Deschanel has one younger sister: actress, songwriter and musician
Emily 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, Emily landed the role of Dr. Temperance Brennan on FOX's Bones, a series based on the heroine in the novels of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs. She has been playing this role in Bones for 4 seasons. The show was recently commissioned for a fifth season.
Emily Deschanel received a 2006 Satellite Award nomination and a 2007 Teen
Choice Award nomination for her performance, and has served as co-producer since
the start of the show's third season.
Emily is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes. She is a member of PETA. She can be seen in an Access Hollywood video at the book launch event of Karen Dawn's "Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way we Treat Animals", discussing how vegetarian and vegan diets help the environment, and a video on the homepage of the book's website talking about the importance of animal rights.
Emily Deschanel graduated from Boston University's Professional Actors
Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.
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