Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch, popularly known as Zoey Deutch, is an American actress as well as a model. The talented young actress is well known for playing the role of ‘Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway’ in the hit movie ‘Vampire Academy’. She has also been active in the television business, working in series like ‘The Suite Life on Deck’ and ‘Ringer’. Zoey was born in a family full of artistes and she followed the trend with ease and determination, becoming a successful actress in her own right. Apart from working in the show business, Zoey is an avid activist committed to the cause of water crisis; she, along with her mother and sister, has worked on various projects for ‘Water.org’. Also a popular model, Zoey has featured in many popular fashion magazines including the likes of ‘Harper's Bazaar’, ‘Vogue’, ‘Vanity Fair’ ‘Flaunt’, ‘Cosmopolitan’, and ‘Rogue magazine’. Being a famous model and actress, she is considered a youth icon by many of her fans across the globe.
Childhood & Early Life
Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch was born on November 10, 1994, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch and the sister of actress Madelyn Deutch. She is of Russian-Jewish and Polish-Jewish descent from her father’s side and English, Scots-Irish, Swiss-German, and Irish descent from her mother’s side.
She went to the Oakwood School and Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she did double-major in theater and visual arts.
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Zoey Deutch started her acting career at the age of 15 when she first appeared on the Disney Channel original series ‘The Suite Life on Deck’. She played the role of ‘Maya’, the love interest of the show’s protagonist Zack Martin. The next year she signed for the recurring role of ‘Juliet Martin’ in the thriller series ‘Ringer’.
Between 2011 and 2013, she appeared in the episode ‘One Last Score’ of ‘NCIS´ and in ‘The Girl in the Blue Mask’ episode of ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’ before appearing in eighteen episodes of ‘Ringer’ as ‘Juliet Martin’.
Her big break in the movie industry came in 2013; she was signed for the romantic fantasy movie ‘Beautiful Creatures’. The film was based on the original novel with the same title by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and was the first installment of the ‘Caster Chronicles’ series. She played a significant part in the movie alongside top actors like Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson, and Alden Ehrenreich.
After ‘Beautiful Creatures’, she was signed for the film ‘Vampire Academy’ and played the character of ‘Rosemarie Hathaway’. The film was a huge commercial success and her work was critically acclaimed.
Following the success of ‘Vampire Academy’, Zoey appeared alongside many popular actors in several hit films. She appeared alongside Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in the adult-comedy ‘Dirty Grandpa’ and later appeared alongside James Franco, Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally in ‘Why Him?’
In 2017, she appeared in five films playing the roles of ‘Samantha Kingston’ in ‘Before I Fall’, ‘Oona O'Neil’ in ‘Rebel in the Rye´, ‘Bobbi’ in ‘The Disaster Artist’, ‘Erica Vandross’ in ‘Flower,’ and ‘Sabrina Klein’ in ‘The Year Of Spectacular Men’. ‘The Year Of Spectacular Men’ also marked her debut as a producer in the industry.
Zoey’s growing popularity made her the cover girl for many fashion magazines starting with ‘Justine’ magazine's February 2013 issue, ‘Miabella’ magazine's April issue, ‘Afterglow’ magazine's December 2013.
She then appeared on the cover of ‘Bello’ magazine's March 2014 issue. A year after she appeared on the cover of ‘Bello’, she featured as the cover girl for some big names including ‘Cosmopolitan’, ‘Rogue magazine’, and ‘Harper's Bazaar’.
She did a photo-shoot for the February 2014 issue of ‘Seventeen’, Nylon’s December 2015 issue, December 2016 issue of ‘Allure’, twice for ‘W Magazine’ in 2016 and 2017, and March 2017 issue of ‘Vanity Fair Italia’ as well as May 2017 issue of ‘Vanity Fair Spain’. She also did a photo-shoot for the April 2017 issue of ‘Vogue Russia’ and ‘Vogue Turkey’.
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In 2014, Zoey played the most important role of her emerging career as she portrayed the character of ‘Rosemarie Hathaway’ in ‘Vampire Academy’. The film was based on the first book of the best-selling young adult six-book series of the same name written by Richelle Mead and gave Zoey her the very first lead role in any production. Her performance was praised by the critics as well as by the media correspondents. She was praised for her performance in a ‘New York Daily News’ column by Jordan Hoffman.
Awards & Achievements
Zoey Deutch won the ‘Chandon Rising Star’ award at the ‘Napa Valley Film Festival´ in 2016, the ‘MAXMARA Face of the Future’ award at the ‘Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards’ in 2017, the ‘Diff Shining Star Award’ at the ‘Dallas International Film Festival’ in 2017, and the ‘Rising Star Award´ award at the ‘SCAD Savannah Film Festival’ in the same year.
She was described as the ‘Hollywood's hottest newcomer’ in 2017 by the British ‘GQ’.
Zoey Deutch was in a relationship with actor Avan Jogia from 2011 to 2016 before breaking up.
She has been very active with various water crisis related works. She has worked with ‘Water.org’ for their ‘Give.Water.org’ campaign as well as performed for the benefit of Alzheimer's Association. She is also an active supporter of ‘Planned Parenthood’.
She is the Cousin of Elizabeth Goodrich and niece of Phillip Goodrich and Coleen Goodrich.
Her grandfather is Murray Deutch and her great-granduncle is Robert Walden.
She was included by ‘Glamour’ magazine in the list of Hollywood's Next Big Things in 2013.
In 2016, she was listed by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ as one of the ‘Next Gen Talent 2016: Hollywood's Rising Stars 35 and Under’.
Zoey is also a very good dancer; she can perform various dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and hip-hop.