Emily Deschanel is an American actress, director and producer. Emily is best known for her role as Dr. Temperance Bones Brennan in the FOX crime procedural series, Bones. Her notable works include films like Spider-Man 2, Glory Road and The Perfect Family and TV series like Rose Red and Providence. In 2019, she portrays role of Angela in the television drama series, Animal Kingdom.

Birth Name

Emily Erin Deschanel




Actress, Producer



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Emily Deschanel was born on the 11th of October 1976, in Los Angeles, California, United States.


She’s currently 43 years old.

Sun Sign




Emily has Dutch, English, Irish, Swiss and French ancestry.




Emily attended Harvard-Westlake School and Crossroads School in Los Angeles. Thereafter, she attended Boston University from where she completed the Professional Actors Training Program graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater degree.

Family Details

  • Father – Caleb Deschanel (Cinematographer and Director)

  • Mother – Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir) (Actress)
  • Siblings – Zooey Deschanel (Singer, Actress, Model) (Younger Sister)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Emily Deschanel has dated –

  • David Hornsby (2010-Present) – Emily married American actor, screenwriter and producer, David Hornsby on September 25, 2010. The couple is blessed with two sons, Henry Lamar Hornsby, born on September 21, 2011 and Calvin, born on June 8, 2015.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m


  • In Kilograms – 64 kg
  • In Pounds – 141 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-28-36
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 33C

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Emily is best known for her role as Dr. Temperance Bones Brennan in the FOX crime procedural series, Bones (2005–2017). She also ranked number 72 in The 2012 Hot 100 on AfterEllen.

Film Debut

In 1994, Emily made her debut in feature films happened with the Nicolas Cage & Bridget Fonda starrer American romantic comedy-drama film It Could Happen to You. Emily played the role of an animal right activist in the film.

Television Debut

In 2002, Emily guest appeared in NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for her role as Cassie Germaine in an episode titled Surveillance broadcast on episode 17 of season 3.

Brand Endorsements

Emily Deschanel has appeared in commercials for brands like Fiat & Avon. She has also appeared in a Breast Cancer awareness commercial for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Emily Deschanel Favorites

Her favorite things are unknown.

Emily Deschanel Net worth

Emily Deschanel has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Emily Deschanel

  • Emily was included in the list of six actresses to watch by Interview Magazine.
  • Emily previously owned a female dog of Wheaten terrier breed. Now, that dog is with her ex-boyfriend.
  • In 2000, Emily featured as Maggie in the short film titled It’s a Shame About Ray.
  • In 2002, Emily then played Pam Asbury, a lecturer and host of Psychic TV in the Stephen King scripted TV miniseries Red Rose.
  • In 2003, she played Laura Harris in Jane Weinstock’s directorial debut Easy.
  • In 2003, one of her notable roles was that of Mrs. Morgan in the Christmas Day released blockbuster American epic war drama film, Cold Mountain starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law.
  • In 2004, Emily featured as Rosanna Travis in the April 9 released commercially flop American war film, The Alamo.
  • In 2005, she started with the starring role of Kate Houghton in the Stephen T. Kay directed New Zealand-American supernatural horror film, Boogeyman.
  • In 2006, she essayed the role of Mary Haskins in the Josh Lucas starrer American sports drama film, Glory Road which became a commercial success.
  • In 2009, Emily played Dr. Farquad in the Cameron Diaz starrer commercial successful American drama film, My Sister’s Keeper.
  • Emily was placed at #12 in The 2012 Hot 100 on AfterEllen.
  • In 2015, Emily made her acting debut with the TV drama series, Sleepy Hollow in which she played the role of Temperance Brennan.
  • In 2019, Emily portrays role of Angela in the television drama series, Animal Kingdom.


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