How tall is Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel's Height

5ft 4 ½ (163.8 cm)

American actress, known for roles in Yes Man, 500 Days of Summer, Elf, Tin Man and TV series New Girl.

How tall is Zooey Deschanel
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Average Guess (61 Votes)
5ft 4.27in (163.2cm)
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 25/Nov/23
Zoey said she’s 5’5” in an interview for the movie Elf, and she claimed Will Ferrell was 6’4”.
Alanna said on 10/Apr/23
I'm starting to think she's a flat 5’4 more than a strong one.
Comentarista said on 4/Mar/23
164cm, still good looking at 40+.
Wehrmacht180 said on 28/Jul/22
163 cm
Alanna said on 1/Jul/22
Looks 5’4”
JayJay said on 27/Jun/22
5’4” flat. And I’m kinda over her, for some reason.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Jan/22
🎂🎁🎈🎊 Happy Birthday Zooey! 🎊🎈🎁🎂

Many Happy Returns to Zooey Deschanel, who celebrates her 42nd Birthday today.
Amazingly, her film 'The Happening' is showing tonight on GREAT! Movies at 9 o'clock. What a pleasant coincidence; it's the first of her films I saw and still, to this day, my favourite.

Have a lovely Birthday, Zooey, and a healthy and happy New Year.

5ft4.5. 😁🥂👩

Infalible said on 2/May/21
164 cm
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 20/Mar/21
163 cm
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Jan/21
💐🎂💝🎊 Happy Birthday Zooey! 🎊💝🎂💐

To the lovely Zooey Deschanel: have a wonderful 41st Birthday!

5ft4.5. 👩🥂🌹 XX

Mimi said on 17/Jan/21
A happy 41st birtday to Zooey! 🎂🥳 I still haven't accepted that she turned 40 last year and now she's past that.
Fezz123 said on 17/May/20
Could see 5’4” flat for her.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Jan/20
💝🎂 Happy 4️⃣0️⃣th Birthday Zooey! 🎂💝

I just read under the description of Zooey Deschanel that she is a TV actress. How about all the films she's made? If M Night Shyamalan thought she was good enough to play a major part in his terrific film 'The Happening', I think that speaks volumes! Other films of hers include 'Almost Famous' and 'Elf'.

I wish Zooey a wonderful BIG 4️⃣-0️⃣ today. XXX

5ft4.5. 😁👍

5'4 in new girl said on 20/Oct/19
In the episode where Jess and Nick are pretending to be Michael Keaton aka Batman, Nick says Jess is 5'4. Why would they say she is smaller than she actually is on the show when we know everyone looks taller on tv? I think she's 5'4 and possibly smaller than that.
Nik said on 15/Nov/18
@ Realist - Your comment is very interesting!

I like her name!
aleatorio said on 12/Nov/18
164cm stunning brunette.
lee168cm said on 2/Jul/18
Way Off. There's not two foot between them there she looks maybe three or 4 inches below his shoulder this listing seems ok deffo not as low as 5ft 2
WAY off (returning). said on 5/Jun/18
I knew there was a way to prove her height is wrong. Here she is next to kareem abdul jabbar, who is 7'2. She's wearing slight heels in this and he's 2 feet taller than her. She's can't be anymore than 5'2.

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WAY off. said on 3/Jun/18
This height is so wrong. I saw her this weekend and she is freaking SMALL! I'm 5'4 barefoot and if I think she's small? She's definitely not 5'5.
Clair said on 4/Aug/17
I met her once and she was in flats and was about an inch taller than me and I am 5'4. I would say 5'5 is about right. She could be on the taller side of 5'4 but I'd say that's a stetch. She's not super tall but I'd say average height.
Realist said on 29/Jul/17
Why does she resemble Katy Perry but a few inches shorter?
Smaller than she looks. said on 16/Jun/17
Saw Zooey in L.A a few months ago - she was tiny. I'd say 5'3 max.

Also, didn't they saw in New girl that she was 5'4? So she's at least that small.
anyonmious said on 28/Nov/16
No more then 5'4". Needs a downsize
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Nov/16
I enjoyed Zooey's performance in 'The Happening' - a truly original idea from the mind of M.Night Shyamalan. I thought she was about that height as well, or perhaps half an inch taller at 5ft5.5.
Who can forget eyes as blue as that? My boyfriend didn't like them and we almost had a ding-dong about it!
Amanda said on 11/May/16
She is 5'6. You can see in one episode of new girl when Jess stands next to the girl nick is with (the red head he met in college) and she is at least 2 inches taller then her and the red head chick was 5'4, and they were both in their pajamas and not wearing shoes. Also Ally the police officer, she is 5'4 and Zooey is taller then her. And Hannah Simone is 5'7, one inch taller then Jess. And she would have a huge diffrence between her and her sister because Emily is 5'9.
jd said on 25/Jan/16
she looks a little above average on screen. i thought she was able to hold her own in yes man next to jim carrey. I thought she looked more like 5'6, wouldnt have guessed she's 5'5 as listed here. I also don't think she's 5'4 as some people say here.
TJE said on 22/Jun/15
Looked 2.5-3 inches shorter than Mark Wahlberg in The Happening and he had thicker footwear.
Alex1960 said on 29/Mar/15
she is 5'6".
Joe said on 25/Dec/14
wow, actually surprised by this. Always thought she looked like a small, petite thing.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Dec/14
Lucky she reached this height, her mother I doubt is even 5 ft flat.
Sam said on 4/Dec/14
Maybe she really is more 5'4.5". There's a lot of inches between her and her sister Emily.
LNguyen said on 3/Dec/14
Weak 5' 5" / 164 cm. And I agree with @linke, Rob, you should add the other guys from New Girl.
linke said on 9/Nov/14
Rob, would you consider adding the guys from new girl?
marcus said on 31/Oct/14
in 500 days of summer they said she was 5'5...i think it's about right
dayle 185cm-184.5 said on 21/Oct/14
Don't look 5ft5 in yes man next to jim carrey
Sean said on 15/Aug/14
Would you consider a page for Jake Johnson and/or DamonWayans Jr? Between New Girl and their new movie, they'll probably become more notable.
K said on 13/Apr/14
I just caught a scene of her standing next to Taylor Swift and she barely reached above her shoulder. She looked like she was closer to 5'3.
Sean said on 26/Mar/14
It seems like the consensus is moving to 5'4". Would you consider a downgrade, Rob?
Editor Rob
I'm not as sure on that
Bryan. said on 25/Mar/14
My sister met Zooey last summer and had a picture taken with her. Both her and my sister were wearing flats and were roughly the same height. My sister was measured at her high school grad the year before at 5'2 without shoes. Zooey cannot be any taller than 5'3 and a half MAX (but I'd wager 5'3 on the dot).They had it close to right on the show (5'4). I'll see if I can get a copy of the picture for proof.
cole said on 2/Mar/14
@James: Johnson, Greenfield and Morris might actually all be more or less 175 cm. Not sure Jake is the tallest though. I'd say neither is under 174 cm or over 176 cm.
James said on 20/Nov/13
Jake Johnson who plays Nick in New Girl barley looks 5ft 9 next to 5ft 7 Olivia Wilde in Drinking Buddies. At best he is 175 flat which makes Greenfield 173 and Morris 174/5. Also means Deschanel is no more than 5ft 4 and Hannah Simmone 5ft 5/6
Hola said on 17/Nov/13
This can't be right, she used to date Jason Schwartzmann and she never appeared his height when in flat s.

I think 5'4 is much more reasonable.
OC said on 23/Oct/13
Obviously can't lend too much weight to this, but Nick's character says on New Girl, "Jess you're 5'4"."
Sean said on 22/Oct/13
Tonight's episode of New Girl had Jake Johnson saying "'re also 5'4"!" to Deschanel's character.
Randomgirl said on 16/Oct/13
Seems right.
Eric said on 9/Oct/13
I'm waiting for the guys from New Girl to be listed...
cole said on 28/Sep/13
@linke: None of the New Girl guys would measure 5'10. Jake Johnson, Lorne Morris and Max Greenfield look about the same, rougly 5'9. Greenfield barely edges them both on the show most of the time, and he looked at least 3 inches shorter than Chris Pine in a pic I posted on the height request page. The tallest of them would be 5'9.5 at the absolute most.

Zooey can look in the 163-165 cm range.
_ said on 22/Aug/13
she is 5'6
linke said on 7/Aug/13
Greenfield looks 5'9ish, the other 2 are 5'10
Sam said on 7/Aug/13
None of the main New Girl guys are over average and are all similar in height. 5'9" range maybe. Here, Max Greenfield claims Taylor Swift is "about 6'2"" (in heels, I think)...LOL, "She totally exposed my height, which was the only off-putting thing about her".
Click Here
Seba said on 5/Aug/13
What about the guys from New Girl? When are they gonna be on the list?
James said on 31/Jul/13
5ft 5 seems bang on, while Hannah simone seems no more than 5ft 6. What is the general concensus for the heights of her co-stars Greenfield, Johnson and Morris?

Deschanel - 5ft 5
Simone - 5ft 6
Greenfield - 5ft 9
Morris - 5ft 9.5
Johnson - 5ft 10.5

That would be my guess.
Sean said on 15/Jul/13
I agree on the New Girl actors pages. They all seem within about an inch of each other, and slightly edged out Dermot Mulroney, probably not over 5'10.
Ahboh said on 19/Jun/13
Really?Those seem like 4 inches heels
Steve186 said on 11/Jun/13
How tall do you think she is in the above photo, Rob?
Editor Rob
probably measure close to 5ft 8 mark
Mike said on 6/Jun/13
165 cm of perfection ♥
Sooey said on 3/Jun/13
165cm is indeed accurate.
mat said on 31/May/13
yeah..could you make pages for the new girl guys?
megamind said on 27/Feb/13
Contrasting Joseph in 500 days of summer.If Joseph is 177cm,then she is 168cm at least.Meanwhile,if she is legit 165cm,Joseph is more likely 174cm max instead of 177cm. However,I always do not believe that Joseph is 177cm in any case.
Lazybear said on 8/Feb/13
Can you make pages for the male stars of new girl?
Joey said on 4/Feb/13
in her show she looks kinda really short thought she was 160cm at say 163-164cm... 165cm is possible but she doesnt look it
Mikey T said on 27/Jan/13
5'5" looks right
Balrog said on 11/Jan/13
She's gorgeous.
Alice5-2 said on 6/Jan/13
In a scene of her movie 500 days of summer,her height is described as 5'5.
Chiara said on 30/Oct/12
She has long legs? I´d say they are average. Also, she has pretty thick thighs. But i don´t think they make her appear shorter.
Sean said on 21/Sep/12
Natascha, Selena is wearing really high heels in that picture, while Zooey's footwear is blocked from view. Selena probably has a footwear advantage here.
Natascha said on 27/Jul/12
Click Here here is pictures of selena gomez and zooey.. it seems as if gomez is actually taller than zooey.. either selena needs a huge upgrade og zooey a downgrade. I'd personally say that selena probably stands at 5,6 and zooey at 5,4
I said on 26/Jul/12
She looks taller, I'd say 5'6".
Lenad said on 23/Dec/11
i'd say 5'5-ish
Silent d said on 2/Dec/11
She looked tall on ellen and she has long legs. She looks really pretty. She had heels on so 5 foot 5 seems right. Her sister is much taller i think. At least 5 foot 8.
5'7 said on 8/Nov/11
I'd say 5'6, she looks taller than 5'5
me said on 12/Jul/11
She is 164 cm
ai said on 4/Jun/11
At most 5'6 at least 5'5, she stood taller than Jennifer Aniston (5'4.5) and shorter than Lou Pucci and Mark Walberg (5'7)
thebad7 said on 23/May/11
Talented actress, but much like Vincent Gallo, I prefer her work in music. Just saw her in an awesome early '60s retro music video for She & Him's "Don't Look Back." I was surprised at how short she was, especially when I think of how tall her sister Emily is. 5'5" I could buy, but I'm thinking that 5'4" is more likely. In any event, she's a very attractive woman--She & Him has a great vintage pop sound.

shannon said on 21/May/11
i have stood next to her and she was the about the same height as me between 5ft 4 or 5ft 5
jtm said on 9/Mar/11
5'6 is hilarious.
Chloe said on 7/Mar/11
I live in Seattle and have stood next to her twice (grocery store/waiting for a table at a restaurant). I am 5 ft 6 in and she seemed about 2 inches shorter than me. She is definitely not 5'6 like "500 Days of Summer" claims. I think 5'3 or 5'4 seems about right.
Rox said on 26/Feb/11
5'5'' seems right I've met her a couple of times; she's a nice down to earth chick in person.
hey i know that guy said on 18/Feb/11
definitely shorter than her sister -- 5 ft 5 seems right. in person she is very attractive, she looks good on camera too. imo, better looking than her sister.
Anonymous said on 5/Jan/11
She's smaller than this, 5'4 my guess. Mark Whalberg is clearly taller than her.
yup said on 25/Dec/10
well, at most i belive she stands at 5'6, or at least 5'5
Adam said on 10/Dec/10
I've seen her in concert twice. She seems very petite. If I had to guess I'd say 5'3" - 5'4"
James said on 28/May/09
I met her a while ago and she was probably about 5'4 or 5'5.
Luke reed said on 4/Apr/09
We know her and her family. She's between 5'3 and 5'4 but she wears wedges. Always wears wedges!
Mike said on 13/Jan/09
5' 5.5'' at least, seems right for Zooey. She tends to go out with shorter than average guys between 5' 6'' and 5' 8'', and doesn't wear high heels because of this. Yet she still appears as tall as her boyfriends in most photos.

Also, considering that guys like Jason probably wear lifts or shoes that give them a boost, she may be closer to 5' 6''.
Dave said on 1/Jan/09
Agree. Here's a link to a pic of Zooey and Jason at the 19th Independent Spirit Awards.

Click Here

She's in a very slight heel and is still shorter than him. Check out his height listing on this site. Few people debate that he is not very tall.

Also, there's a still from The Happening where she is next to a railing in flats (end of the movie). My wife is 5' 3.75", stood in the same place and I took a pic. Comparing the two, they look the same height.
claire said on 19/Dec/08
Zooey is 5'4".. the fact of her being relatively thin makes her look a bit taller ;)

(that and her using frequently high heel pumps!!!^.^)
me said on 14/Dec/08
i saw a picture of her with jason schawartzman and i can say, unless he was wearing lifts, she was shorter than him atlest half a inch.
Cassie said on 2/Dec/08
Considering her Ex, Jason Schwartzman is 5'4 and she looks to be slightly taller then him in pictures im saying 5'5.
Becky said on 10/Sep/08
i always thought she was taller than that like 5'6" or like 5'7"!
frances said on 12/Jun/08
I don't think she's 5ft 6 exactly. She seems shorter, comparing her to all her costars. Mark Wahlberg is around 5ft8 to 5ft9, and even in almost 5 inch heels, she's not taller than him. So I'd say she's about 5ft 4 to 5ft 5?
Aimie said on 30/May/08
she is 5'4'' to 5'5''...that would be stretching it a bit.
glenn said on 25/Apr/08
she walked past me yesterday.5-6 seems right.she is a singer now.
eliza said on 24/Apr/08
she was at least two inches taller than Sarah Jessica Parker in failure to launch...and i think sjp is around 5'3
Rose said on 19/Dec/07
I thought she was around 5'6" when I saw her on Tin Man. Glad I wasn't too far off.
wow said on 3/Jul/07
not i definitly think she is taller. from pictures she looks more 5'6 or 5'7
johnny5 said on 14/Jun/06
Benjamin McKenzie looks about 1 inch taller than her and she has on realy high shoes about 5 inch so i say she is 5ft3 see gettyimages
Liv said on 10/Mar/06
I have met Zooey in LA last year and can confirm she was a little smaller than this about 5'4.4" or 5'5" exactly

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