04/04/2012 11:55 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Zooey Deschanel And Her Mom Could Be Twins (PHOTO)

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.'"


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