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Zooey Deschanel And Her Mom Could Be Twins (PHOTO)

Posted: 04/ 4/2012 11:55 am Updated: 04/ 4/2012 11:55 am

Those are some strong genes!

"New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel posted an old photo of her mother and we see where she gets her looks. On April 2, the 32-year-old actress posted a black and white photo of her mother, Mary Jo, and we were blown away by how alike they look.

Zooey's mother is also an actress and a big part of her daughter's life. Zooey recently told the U.K. paper The Sun, "My mom, Mary Jo, taught me how to cope with fear. She'd tell me fear will only stop you doing what you want to do if you let it. So, even if I'm scared, I go for things."

Zooey explained that she always knew she wanted to be an actress because of her mother. "She's an actress and, as a child, I begged her to get me some [auditions] to do the same thing. She said: 'Not until you learn to drive.'"


More talent that runs in the family:

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  • Kevin Dillon And Matt Dillon

  • The Ronsons

    Mark Ronson, Charlotte Ronson and Samantha Ronson (Pictured with mom Ann-Dexter Jones, far right)

  • Mark Wahlberg And Donnie Wahlberg

  • The Olsens

    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Elizabeth Olsen (right)

  • Josh Meyers And Seth Meyers

  • The Arquettes

    Alexis Arquette, David Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Richmond Arquette and Rosanna Arquette

  • Ben Affleck And Casey Affleck

  • The Baldwins

    Billy Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Alec Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin

  • Jessica Simpson And Ashlee Simpson

  • Haylie Duff And Hilary Duff

  • Joel Madden And Benji Madden

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal And Jake Gyllenhaal

  • The Jonas Brothers

    Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas

  • The Kardashians/Jenners

    Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, mom Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner (Not pictured: Brody Jenner)

  • Emilio Estevez And Charlie Sheen

  • Lindsay Lohan And Ali Lohan

  • The Jacksons

    La Toya Jackson, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson (not pictured: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Rebbie and Randy Jackson)

  • John Cusack And Joan Cusack

  • Damon Wayans and Marlon Wayans

  • Drew Lachey And Nick Lachey

  • Oliver Hudson And Kate Hudson

  • Kirk Cameron And Candace Cameron Bure

  • Miley Cyrus And Trace Cyrus

  • James Franco And Dave Franco

  • Tamera Mowry And Tia Mowry

  • The Hansons

    Taylor Hanson, Zach Hanson and Issac Hanson

  • Dakota Fanning And Elle Fanning

  • Brandy And Ray J

  • Solange Knowles And Beyonce Knowles

  • Britney Spears And Jamie Lynn Spears

  • Penelope Cruz And Eduardo Cruz

  • The Lively Family

    Robyn Lively, Blake Lively and Lori Lively (Not pictured: Eric Lively, Jason Lively)

  • Demi Lovato And Madison De La Garza

  • The Culkins

    Macaulay Culkin, Kieran Culkin and Rory Culkin

  • Haley Joel Osment And Emily Osment

  • Jeff Bridges And Beau Bridges

  • Spencer Breslin And Abigail Breslin

  • Raini Rodriguez And Rico Rodriguez

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