Emily Erin Deschanel ( /deɪʃəˈnɛl/; born October 11, 1976) is an American actress and television producer who plays Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the comedy-crime drama, Bones.
Deschanel is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes. 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, 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. She graduated from Boston University's Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.
Deschanel married writer-actor David Hornsby on September 25, 2010 during a small private ceremony in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. On March 31, 2011 the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together later this year.
1994 It Could Happen to You Paint Throwing Fur Activist
2000 It's a Shame About Ray Maggie Short film
2001 The Heart Department Maude Allyn TV movie
2002 Rose Red Pam Asbury TV miniseries
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cassie Germaine Episode: "Surveillance"
2002 Providence Annie Franks Episode: "Cloak & Dagger"
Episode: "The Eleventh Hour"
2003 The Dan Show Sam TV movie
2003 Easy Laura Harris Independent Film
2003 Cold Mountain Mrs. Morgan
2004 The Alamo Rosanna Travis
2004 Crossing Jordan Michelle Episode: "All the News Fit to Print"
2004 Spider-Man 2 Receptionist
2004 Old Tricks Woman Short film
2005 Boogeyman Kate Houghton
2005 Mute Claire Short film
2005 That Night Annie Short film
2005–present Bones Dr. Temperance Brennan Main Role
2006 Glory Road Mary Haskins
2009 My Sister's Keeper Dr. Farquad
2009 Tit for Tat Emily TV series
2010 The Cleveland Show Julia Roberts (voice) Episode: "Cleveland Live!"
2012 The Perfect Family Shannon Cleary Post-production