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01/17/2012 08:48 am ET Updated Jan 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Zooey Deschanel: 'New Girl' Actress Turns 32

Born to a cinematographer father and actress mother in Los Angeles, Zooey Deschanel could only have been a star with her unflappable sense of style, comedic chops and sweet singing voice that have earned her praise as one-half of the band She & Him.

Now Zooey -- whose sister Emily is also an actress -- is enjoying skyrocketing fame, thanks to her prime-time gig as the star of Fox's "New Girl" and recent big screen hits like "500 Days Of Summer." And from indie flick princess to Golden Globe nominee, Zooey manages to do it all with a healthy dose of quirk and cuteness that have since made the term "adorkable" distinctly hers. We salute to Zooey's 32nd birthday by taking a look back at the star's career and retro-chic red carpet style.

SLIDESHOW: Zooey through the years

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Zooey Deschanel

Check out highlights from Zooey's career:

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Zooey Deschanel: Hardly The 'New Girl'

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