09/20/2011 06:49 pm ET | Updated Nov 20, 2011

Zooey Deschanel, Hardly 'The New Girl', And Her Biggest Roles (SLIDESHOW)

From "manic pixie dream girl" to deadpan sidekick and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's heartbreak, Zooey Deschanel has certainly had her fair share of monikers to support her sure-but-steady rise in Hollywood. One thing's for sure: she's no "new girl," despite what the Fox series may have you think.

Here, we take a look back at the highlights of the singer-actress -- born to two parents in the industry -- before the premiere of her sitcom series, "The New Girl," airing Tuesday night.


Zooey Deschanel: Hardly The 'New Girl'