12/15/2011 12:25 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Zooey Deschanel Golden Globe Nomination: Actress' High School Photo

Before she coined the term "adorkable" as the "New Girl," Zooey Deschanel was still pretty darn "adorkable." Check out the actress' 1997 junior year high school photo, long before she was walking red carpets and getting nominated for Golden Globes.

That's right, Deschanel scored a Best Actress in a comedy Golden Globe nomination for her starring role in the hit sitcom "New Girl," which is also nominated for Best Comedy Series. But our favorite new roommate has to beat out some stiff competition if she wants to take home the golden trophy. She's up against comedy heavyweights like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Laura Dern and Laura Linney.

It's about time that Deschanel show these comedy veterans that the "New Girl" in town is no laughing matter.

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