The multitalented Deschanel has also enjoyed some success as a recording artist. She announced her engagement to producer Jacob Pechenik in January 2015 and the couple secretly married before the birth of their baby daughter, Elsie, that August. Mostly thanks to a role in Cameron Crowe's popular biopic, Almost Famous, Zooey's rise to fame has been steadily increasing as the 21st century wears on.Her distinctive acting style found her critical acclaim in 2003 when she was voted Best Actress at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival for her role in David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls.The comedy gave the actress the opportunity to showcase some of her musical talents, including her ukulele skills.Deschanel played best friend to Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy (2009).Deschanel has kept mum on a second pregnancy, despite numerous reports last month she and husband Jacob Pechenik are expecting again.The couple already has an 18-month-old daughter named Elsie Otter.which means the judge is trying to get both sides to reach an agreement to avoid trial.Zooey just filed legal docs saying she just can't fit the appearance into her schedule, her lawyer saying, "Ms.In October 2015, Deschanel told the “Today” show that she and her husband chose the name Elsie Otter for their daughter because of their shared love for aquatic mammals. Zooey Deschanel says she's way too busy making TV shows to do something as frivolous as showing up for a court date. The equine owner claims Zooey leased the animal from her back in 2013 and overworked it, causing it to become lame. The case has lingered in the court system for a while, but now it's time for a mandatory settlement conference ...There, she befriended the likes of such future stars as Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson.Deschanel, who loved music and acting, later told (2004), starring Will Ferrell.Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family.