Emily Deschanel was born in Los Angeles. She has a famous sister in the acting business named Zooey.
The actress made her big screen debut in 1994's It Could Happen to You. From there, her next notable role was in Stephen King's Rose Red in 2002; and she's also appeared in Cold Mountain, The Alamo and Glory Road.
In 2004, Deschanel was named one of "six actresses to watch" by Interview Magazine. She's ideal as Brennan.