How tall is Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel's Height

5ft 8in (172.7 cm)

American Actress, best known for playing Temperance Brennan in TV series Bones. In film she appeared in Boogeyman and Cold Mountain.

How tall is Emily Deschanel
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
5ft 7.91in (172.5cm)
S.J.H said on 16/Jun/17
5'7.75 max and she can't be over
Sandy Cowell said on 19/May/17
I went to this page to see a picture of Emily to see if her eyes are as blue as her sister's, and I don't think they are!
But she is a surprisingly tall 5ft8 - considerably taller than Zooey! I didn't think I'd seen her act, but I must have done - in 'Boogeyman'!
I'll settle for 5ft8 for her then!
S.J.H said on 30/Jan/17
If Michaela Conlin is 5'9 then Deschanel is no way over 5'7.75 , i couldn't see under 3cm difference and it look more like 4cm
J.Lee said on 26/Oct/16
Rob how much height do these heels add?
Editor Rob: although the front might be at most 1/4 inch, they could still be high angle and give 3 inches of height.
Just said on 14/Jul/15
She looks pregnant in that pic, Rob, so I was a bit surprised that she wore high heels.
Just said on 12/Jul/15
Full body shot of Emily with 5'9 Michaela Conlin in quite similar high heels. Michaela is closer to the camera but even then: I see more than half inch height difference between them, maybe 2 inches? Click Here
What could cause such a big gap between their height in this pic, Rob? Is it possible that Emily is shorter than 5'8?
[Editor Rob: I think in other shots there's about an inch or 1.5, she is pregnant there? 5ft 8 is probably is the most she could be.]
Linke said on 22/May/15
How tall is her husband, david hornsby? I would guess 5'9-5'10.
J.Lee said on 25/Mar/15
See Rob, you see what I mean. Some girls have a nice frame, giving off a tall impression. In your opinion, what does a nice frame mean? Does it mean just long legs? Are Emily's legs long for her height? Or does a nice frame consist of other thing? A lot of people think Emily is taller.
[Editor Rob: slim frame and elongated legs through both having slightly long legs, but clothing can all help.]
Louise said on 15/Feb/15
She looks a lot taller than she really is
J.Lee said on 29/Jan/15
Rob, do you think her proportions make her look 5 ft 10 in the way Marcia Cross has always been considered very tall?
[Editor Rob: yes she could be like that, a nice frame giving off a quite tall impression at times. Marcia though when you see her with others - like in her scenes with Brian Austin Green in Desperate Housewives - well, she can look even under 5ft 8 mark!]
Arch Stanton said on 24/Dec/14
Very lucky to reach this height, her mother is really quite tiny and her dad not that tall either, shorter than Alec Baldwin!
Kate said on 21/Apr/14
Beside 5'8/5'9 Michaela:Click Here

Beside 6'0/6'1 David, without heels: Click Here
Kate said on 21/Apr/14
Closer to 5'7.5 or 5'7. Better posture, but still a good inch or so shorter than Michaela Conlin at 5'8ish. Beside Boreanaz, without heels, it is clear that she is not as tall as she seems...mostly the product of very strong posture.
Just said on 19/Apr/14
Emily's definitely more than an inch shorter than 5'9 Michaela Conlin. So there's no way she's 5'9. Click Here Click Here
Adam said on 9/Mar/14
5'8 definitely when compared to David Boreanez
Freddy said on 25/Feb/14
strong 5'8
B said on 23/Jan/14
She's defenitely at least four inches taller than her sister Zooey, but Zooey's the more talented sister.
Natasha1 said on 9/Jan/14
Legit 175cm
jtm said on 9/Jan/14
her older comments probably got deleted.
USYD said on 29/Dec/11
Seems to me to be 174cm. She is gorgeous.
Silent d said on 2/Dec/11
BonesFan is a little creepy. She always looked 174cm next to 185cm david in bones. She is pretty hot but i prefer her sister.
Mesay said on 14/Jun/11
She is 1.73 for sure, not taller than that
daniel said on 7/Apr/11
5'8 she is hot!!!
BonesFan said on 3/Apr/11
5'8= 1.73cm, damm she is so hot, if you are reading this emily let me tell you you are the hottest and mot beautiful woman in the world, your sister is too, i love you two and wish you a lot of bless, i am a famous Movie director but i wont say my name cause i fell as a stalker but i love you in a really good and anonimous way.
erik said on 25/Feb/11
She is 5'8, a very talented actress and utterly beautiful!
Anonymous said on 5/Jan/11
I think 5'9.5 is more accurate, she is never dwarfed by Boreanaz, plus she can look really huge in heels.
Anonymous Rex said on 10/Jun/07
Franco, Are you sure Leno is 181 or 182 in shoes every night?
Franco said on 6/Jun/07
here you go picture with LENO and with DOMINIC. ;)

Click Here

she looks maybe about 1 or 2 cm shorter than leno (she's in Heels).
Franco said on 6/Jun/07
i saw TONIGHT SHOW with Deschanel and Dominic Monaghan, she had heels, he had formal shoes, she was at least 7 to 10cm taller.

Dominic is a 170cm she is 174-175cm.....he got say 3cm shoes, she got 10cm (6cm real) heels....

DOminic = 170 + 3 = 173cm

Deschanel = 174 + 6 = 180cm

in the end...EMILY DESCHANEL = 174cm real barefoot height.

and yes....SARAH WAYNE CALLIES is a true 175cm maybe even 176cm. ;)

[Editor Rob: sarah wayne, I'm certain in one episode they showed a mugshot image of her.]
runt said on 26/May/07
Jimmy Kimmel is probably shorter than he claims and she can't reach him either. I think he's only 6 flat.
Samantha said on 17/Feb/07
On the show she does it is not often that she wears heels and Boreanaz is not only a tall man, but is extremely built very broad shoulders whereas she is tiny so of course she will look shorter.
Franco said on 3/Jan/07
5'8 for me, 90% sure.

that picture with Boreanaz is the definitive comfirmation that she is 5'8 (she can look even 5'7 at times).

Sarah Wayne Callies is a real 1.75, Deschanel is not. :)
Jen said on 9/Oct/06
Why do you question her height why would she say she is 174cm if she isn't it's not like it would make her a better actress!!!!!!!
Gigy said on 10/Jun/06
See, as I said, she is 5'8 tops!
Gigy said on 8/Jun/06
I would say no more than 5'8! Even that is too much. Because even in heels, and I am guessing she is wearing three to four inch heels, she can't reach David's height, which she should be able to if she in fact is 5'9 as she claims!
I mean that actress who played Lilah Morgan on Angel is 5'9/175 cm. and she is just about as tall as David when she wears three to four inch shoes.
gyllenhaalic823 said on 13/Dec/05
According to her site, Emily is, in fact, 5'9".
To the editor: PLEASE include a page for Emily's sister, Zooey! She is in a lot of movies that I like and is a great actress. (Her height is 5'6".)
D. Ray Morton said on 21/May/05
Rob, are you sure about that?

In photos from the FOX Upfronts, she looks about 2" shorter - and in what look like 2 - 3" heels - than (6'0.5") David Boreanaz.

Further, she always looks about 2 - mayyybe 3 - inches taller than her sister Zooey (whose commonly-listed height of 5'6" I just don't buy) in their photos together.

You may well be right, but, based on what I've seen, my vote is 5'8" tops.

[Editor Rob: hmm, I do see what you mean. She can in many situations look maybe not quite the 175.]

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