Emily Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California on January 4, 1978 to father Caleb Deschanel and mother Mary Jo Deschanel. She has one sister, Zooey Deschanel who is also an actress.
Emily graduated from Boston University's Professional Actors
Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.
Deschanel made her feature film debut in the 1994 film It Could Happen to You. She has been gaining recognition as an actress and in October of 2004 she was named one of six actresses to watch by Interview Magazine.
In addition to starring in feature films, Emily Deschanel has had several guest starring roles in television shows such as Crossing Jordan and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
Emily Deschanel can be seen most recently playing the role of forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan in the FOX TV show Bones, based on the real life of forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs.
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