50 facts from life of actress Emily Deschanel: she is vegan

50 things from life of an actress Emily Deschanel.

1. Emily Deschanel's middle name is Erin.

2. Emily Deschanel is an American actress and producer.

3. She is best known for starring in the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones, in which Emily Deschanel plays Dr. Temperance Brennan since 2005.

4. Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California. She was born to Academy Award-nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel.

5. Her mother is also an actress, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir).

6. Emily Deschanel has a younger sister. Her sister's name is Zooey Deschanel. Zooey is actress like Emily, but she is also a singer-songwriter.

7. Emily Deschanel's paternal grandfather was French. He was from Oullins, Rhône.

8. Deschanel's ancestry also includes Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and other French roots.

9. Emily Deschanel attended Harvard-Westlake and Crossroads School in Los Angeles before graduating from Boston University's Professional Actors Training Program.Deschanel has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.

10. Emily Deschanel made her feature film debut in It Could Happen to You in the of 1994.

11. After her feature film debut she appeared in Cold Mountain, The Alamo, and Glory Road.

12. Actress Emily Deschanelwas named one of "six actresses to watch" by Interview Magazine in 2004.

13. In 2005, Deschanel won the role of Dr. Temperance Brennan with David Boreanaz as FBI agent Seeley Booth on the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama Bones. Comedy-drama Bones was based on the novels and the career of forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs that premiered on September 13, 2005.

14. Deschanel received for her performance, a 2006 Satellite Award nomination and a 2007 Teen Choice Award nomination.

15. Deschanel and Boreanaz served as co-producers at the start of the show's third season, before becoming producers in the middle of the show's fourth season.

16. To promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer, actress Deschanel, with Alyson Hannigan, Jaime King, Minka Kelly, and Katharine McPhee made a video slumber party featured on

17. Emily Deschanel has a great passion for animals welfare, therefore recent years has led her to providing the narration for My Child Is a Monkey.

18. Deschanel served as an associate producer on the documentary film How I Became an Elephant.

19. Emily Deschanel ranked number 72 in The 2012 Hot 100 on AfterEllen.

20. Actress Emily Deschanel watches what she eats. Because she is for an animal welfere, she is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes.

21. She can be seen in an Access Hollywood video at the book launch event of Karen Dawn's Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals. It discussed how vegetarian and vegan diets help the environment, and a video on the homepage of the book's website talking about the importance of animal rights.

22. Emily Deschanel also collaborated with PETA on a video encouraging mothers to raise their children as vegans.

23. Emily Deschane was raised Roman Catholic. However even though she was raised as Roman Catholic, she is no longer practicing, and has expressed agnostic views, saying "I am more of a spiritual person, if anything, and I am of the belief that we don't know, and I'm not going to pretend that I do."

24. Actress Emily Deschane married actor and writer David Hornsby on September 25, 2010.

25. The couple held a small wedding. A small private ceremony in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.

26. Deschane gave birth to couple's son Henry Lamar Hornsby on September 21, 2011.

27. Since then Emily Deschane gave birth to the couple's second son on June 8, 2015.

28. Deschanel is best friends with her Bones co-star Michaela Conlin, who plays her best friend Angela Montenegro on the show.

29. Emily Deschane is also a good friend with her Bones co-star David Boreanaz with whom she has a strong working relationship.

30. When she has to drive, she departs on long drives in her silver gray colored Toyota Prius.

31. Emily Deschane has participated in many awareness campaigns organized by AmberWatch Foundation. AmberWatch Foundation is dedicated to address the issues pertaining to the ever expanding area of child and family safety concerns with main mission to prevent child abduction and molestation.

32. The television personality Emily Deschane donated a lot of money also to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the charity with the main goal to eliminate unlawful habitat destruction, shark finning among others.

33. Emily Deschane wore a gold floral dress at a benefit organized by Vanity and Cotton for The Humane Society. The dress were from Tuleh taht carried a southern Gothic feel.

34. Even though Emily Deschane has been with Bones for eight years, she still gets grossed by the props used for filming. "I've become a bit desensitized honestly, but yes, I do get grossed out for sure by things," Deschanel said. "I'm trying to think of the last one- I mean the one we're working on right now is a burnt one, which is gross, but it's not icky, gooey or something, but once you start thinking about how someone dies by being burned; that's kind of horrible. So, you don't let yourself think about it too much. I guess that's why Brennan behaves the way she does in some ways."

35. For the role in Bones, Emily Deschane went to a coroner's office to do the research. "[It] was much more disturbing to me than what we do on our show because I know it's fake, and it doesn't stink like it does there, but yes, it can be definitely disgusting."

36. While filming she always learn new things about her character Brennan. "When playing the character, I like to build a past for the character and kind of decide why she behaves the way she does, what her experiences are and things that can remind her of things from her childhood."

37. Television personality Emily Deschanel uses her real experience from life to invluence her acting saying: "If I wasn't a mother, and I was playing a character as a mother-and I've done that before-you use your imagination, but it's certainly an easier thing to do [if you are one]. Of course, Brennan is a different mother than I am, but you have that kind of biological response." She added "When you have a child yourself, you go back and think about how you were parented, how you were mothered, what your parents did for you, and you just want to be able to call them and ask them."

38. While filming, Deschanel was worried how her pregnancy woul deffect her filming. But it all turned well! "For a while, I thought I was going to ruin the show because I got pregnant," she Deschanel. "They didn't think they could hide it. They didn't want to hire anybody else to come in and all this stuff. I felt bad that I was affecting the show in a negative way, and now I will say that I affected the show in a positive way."

39. Emily Deschanel mentioned that even though she and her sister grew up in the same household, they are very different, they view the world in different ways and have different ways of doring things.

40. Emily Deschanel loves being funny! "I like doing the comedic episodes because it's just refreshing and I enjoy doing comedic things and physical comedy; it's fun."

41. Her husband David Hornsby playd a priest at Brennan/Booth's wedding rehearsal.

42. Deschanel gave her acting partner David Boreanaz a belt buckle saying "The Man" and "The Legend" as a birthday gift.

43. Deschanel finished shooting the first part of Season 7 on September 19, 2011. She went into labor the next day, giving birth to son Henry Lamar Hornsby.

44. She gave birth to her son Henry Lamar Hornsby two weeks earlier.

45. Deschanel only wears all nature fabrics.

46. She has been a vegan for about 15 years.

47. Three Deschanels have worked on the show Bones. They were Emily, Zooey, and Caleb.

48. Emily Deschanel graduated from Boston University's Professional Actor's Training Program with a B.F.A. in Theater.

49. Her family and father were supportive with teasing regarding her being a vegan.

50. Her strategy regarding her vegan diet is to plan ahead.

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