Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch
5' 4" (1.63 m)
A vibrant, diversely talented and charming actress, Zoey Deutch is the star of Max Winkler's Flower, for which she has received glowing reviews for her performance. Her next film has her starring opposite Glen Powell in the romantic comedy Set It Up, which Netflix will release. She also stars opposite her sister Madelyn Deutch in The Year of Spectacular Men, which is also written by Madelyn and directed by their mother Lea Thompson. Deutch last starred in Ry Russo-Young's Before I Fall, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. She recently wrapped production on Richard Says Goodbye opposite Johnny Depp which will be released later this year. Recent credits also include Rebel in the Rye opposite Nicholas Hoult, Everybody Wants Some!! from writer/director Richard Linklater, Why Him? opposite Bryan Cranston, and Dirty Grandpa opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron.
She attended Oakwood School, as well as The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where she majored in Theatre.
Has been a dancer for her whole life, having studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop and more.
Younger sister of Madelyn Deutch.
Daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch.
Grew up in Los Angeles, CA.
Cousin of Elizabeth Goodrich.
Niece of Phillip Goodrich and Coleen Goodrich.
Grew up with many pets around the house, including 6 dogs, a cat, an African Grey parrot, several horses, and a pond full of koi fish.
Her father is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. Her mother has Irish, English, Scots-Irish, German, and distant Dutch, ancestry. Zoey had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
She appeared with her mother, Lea Thompson, and sister, Madelyn Deutch, in Mayor Cupcake (2011). The mother, daughter, sister relationships of their roles are the same ones they have in real life.
She stars in the film The Year of Spectacular Men (2017) with her real life mother, Lea Thompson and sister Madelyn Deutch. The film was directed by her mother and the screenplay was written by her sister.
Her scene in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) was cut from the theatrical release, but is available on the DVD as a deleted scene in the Special Features.
She studied acting as a teenager at the Young Actors Space with Pat Day, who has also coached Shailene Woodley, Emma Stone, and Jessica Biel among others.
She is the granddaughter of Murray Deutch.
She is the great-niece of Robert Walden.
It is often said that she bears a strong resemblance to Insidious (2010) actress Rose Byrne.
Zoey Deutch was announced the recipient of "Maxmara Face Of the future award" for the year 2017 by Women In Film organization.
Zoey Deutch was among four selected people who performed a live reading of selected scenes from five winning scripts at the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read.
I just want to keep working. I'm lucky to be working. I'm kind of exhausted by the constant need to brand yourself-that's a very prevalent way of living as an actor nowadays. I don't want to be pigeonholed, I don't want people to look at me and see one thing. I don't want to be a thing. I want to be a human.
The term 'free-range' doesn't do them justice. They're more like free-spirit chickens. I go down to the barn every morning with my coffee and hang out with them.
It feels strange, and false, to be 21, and talk about myself as if I have a real concept of who I am.
[on her role as "Emily Asher" in Beautiful Creatures (2013)] It was a great part... I didn't expect that was something I would get cast as, because it's so far from me. Not only did I not understand anything of her religious background -- because I'm Jewish - (but) I look nothing like they wanted the part to be, I don't have the Southern accent, and I'm not that person. So it was really interesting for me to get to really explore a character like that, and it was fun.
Don't be afraid to be ambitious. I don't know why that word has a bad rap and really, it's mostly just for women. All it means is that you're willing to work hard for what you want and love, as far as I'm concerned. So work hard, love what you do, be nice to people and be ambitious! There's nothing wrong with that.
Nature versus nurture- I think it's a little bit of both. It's hard to say that I would be doing this if I hadn't grown up in it, but it's also hard to say that I would not, because I do feel that it clicks. It makes me happy.
It's nice to be part of a generation that is taking more of a vocal stance, I don't think silence makes you safe.