Yeah, she was the cute-as-can-be gal in the one great Will Farrell movie, Elf . Also in Almost Famous , early on as the hip sister who becomes a stewardess.
The commenters at Big Hollywood are happy about Zooeys rendition of national anthem at the World Seriesnot her first time at that sort of gig, but what tickles (and annoys) quasi-hipster me is that none of these red meat baseball-lovin conservatives seem to know that Ms. Deschanel is in a cool contemporary group called She & Him, where her pipes and taste are put to good California mid-60s (or even mid-40s) mellow use, with of course a lot of credit going to her genius musical partner M. Ward. So heres a few song links. The first album is very much worth purchasing, and Thieves alone makes up for the lesser beauty of the second.
M. Wards One Magic Trick