15 Facts About Emily Deschanel


Emily Deschanel portrayed Dr Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the Fox crime procedural series Bones.


Emily Deschanel attended Harvard-Westlake School and Crossroads School in Los Angeles.


In 1994, Emily Deschanel made her feature film debut in the romantic comedy-drama It Could Happen to You, on which her father worked as chief cinematographer.


In 2005, Emily Deschanel was cast as Dr Temperance Brennan on the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama Bones, based on the novels and the career of forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs, created by Hart Hanson.


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


Emily Deschanel starred in the 2022 Netflix miniseries Devil in Ohio.


Emily Deschanel is a vegan and a supporter of animal rights causes.


Emily Deschanel has said she went vegan after watching the film Diet for a New America.


Emily Deschanel 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, discussing 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.


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


On September 25,2010, Emily Deschanel married It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor and writer David Hornsby in a small private ceremony in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.


On September 21,2011, Emily Deschanel gave birth to their first son.


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


Emily Deschanel is friends and has a strong working relationship with her Bones co-star David Boreanaz.


In 2015, Emily Deschanel filed suit against Fox alongside Boreanaz, Reichs and Bones executive producer Barry Josephson, claiming they were cheated out of their share of series profits.