Emily Deschanel

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actress (1976)
Sun Jul 02 2023
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Emily Deschanel is an American actress who is popularly known for her role as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the Fox crime procedural series Bones. Besides this, Deschanel has also appeared in the movies like Spiderman 2, Boogeyman, and so on.

The American actress has been successful both in Television and Movies. Like her professional life, Emily has a successful romantic life too. Let's discuss Deschanel's marital and husband as we talk about her life.

Emily Deschanel Relationship Status: Married For More Than A Decade

Speaking of Emily Deschanel's love life, she is a married woman. The American actress tied the knot with the man of her dream David Hornsby. Interestingly, Deschanel's husband's name in The Bones is also David.

Emily Deschanel and her husband David Hornsby.
Emily Deschanel and her husband David Hornsby. Source: Pinterest

Emily and her husband David both care about their privacy. Thus, the romantic couple has kept their lips tight on their dating life. Deschanel and Hornsby definitely spent some time dating before they exchanged wedding vows on September 25th, 2010 in a private setting in Pacific Palisades, California.

Since then, the married couple has been together without any headlines of extramarital affairs and divorce rumors. Emily and David have been keeping every promise they made during their marriage.

Who Is Emily Deschanel's Husband, David Hornsby?

Emily Deschanel's husband is also from the entertainment industry like herself. Yes, David Hornsby is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. Looks like the married couple has similar kinds of interests.

David Hornsby is an American filmmaker.
David Hornsby is an American filmmaker. Source: IMDb

Starting from 1999, Hornsby has 48 credits as an actor. The most famous role of David's career is defrocked priest Matthew in the TV Series It's Always Sunday in Philadelphia. Besides acting, Emily's husband has 7 credits as a producer and 8 credits as a writer.

Jumping into the actor's personal life, David was born on December 1, 1975, in Newport News, Virginia. He grew up in Houston, Texas. Determined to be an actor, Deschanel's spouse majored in acting at Carnegie Mellon University. One interesting fact about Hornsby is, he is the cousin of musician Bruce Hornsby.

Emily Deschanel Shares Two Children With Husband David Hornsby

From the conjugal relationship of more than a decade, Emily Deschanel and her spouse David Hornsby have made a beautiful family. The married couple are the parents of two children.

The American actress, Deschanel is blessed with two strong boys. Her first son named Henry Lamar Hornsby was born on September 21, 2011. Four years later, Emily and her husband David welcomed their second child Calvin Hornsby on June 8, 2015.

Emily's kids are kept out of the media reach. But one interesting thing is both of Deschanel's pregnancies were written in Bones.

Emily Deschanel Net Worth: Know Her Earnings From Movies & TV Shows

Bones actress has been in the showbiz industry since 1994. In this period, Emily Deschanel amassed a significant amount of wealth through her impressive acting skills. Deschanel has a speculated net worth of $30 Million.

Emily Deschanel wearing fancy clothes.
Emily Deschanel wearing fancy clothes. Source: Instagram @emilydeschanel

Emily earned $250,000 per episode in Bones. However, Emily and several others eventually felt they were not being compensated fairly and filed a lawsuit against Fox. They were awarded a "significant" settlement in 2019.

Speaking of Assets and real estate, Deschanel alongside her actress sister had bought a Spanish-styled duplex. The LA's Hancock Park neighborhood house cost the sisters $1.4 Million.

Additionally, Emily's husband, David is estimated to have a net worth of $10 Million. With this vast wealth, the millionaire couple is living a lavish lifestyle with their two children.

How Old Is Emily Deschanel? Know Her Age & Parents

Emily Deschanel is currently in her late 40s in terms of age. Bones actress was born on October 11, 1976, in Los Angelos, California. Deschanel was raised alongside her sister.

Emily Deschanel and her sister Zooey Deschanel in 1983. Source: Instagram @emilydeschanel

Looks like Emily has got acting in her genes. Her mother Mary Jo Deschanel is an actress. Likewise, Bones actress is the daughter of cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel.

While growing up Emily hated being on camera when her father used to film her. But, Deschanel thought of continuing her parents' legacy later. As soon as she graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and Crossroads School in Los Angeles, the American actress went to Boston University. 

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Emily dabbled into the acting career. The person who hated to be on camera when she was a child turned out to be a fine actress now.

Emily describes her food in her childhood as;

"No sugar cereal. Hot dogs with no nitrates. We weren't allowed to have McDonald's. When the babysitter came, we could have Kraft macaroni and cheese."

Emily Deschanel Siblings: Has A Younger Sister Who Is An Actress

Like herself, Emily's sibling is also an actress. Her younger sister, Zooey Deschanel was born on January 17, 1980, in Los Angelos. Zooey has 66 credits as an actress on her IMDb profile. Some of them are for Physical, New Girl, Brooklynn Nine-Nine, etc.

In addition to acting, Emily's sister is a musician too having numerous songs released in the music streaming platforms. The Deschanel sister dances whenever and wherever the music is playing.

Emily Deschanel and her sister Zooey Deschanel are actressesnow
Emily Deschanel and her sister Zooey Deschanel are actresses now. Source: Instagram @emilydeschanel

Bones actress once said that she alongside Zooey does not pay much attention to what's socially acceptable. Emily shares an amazing bond with her sister and loves to do several crazy stuff together.  Everything Emily has learned about Makeup is taught by Zooey. 

Although professionally stable like Emily, Zooey does not seem to be much more stable in her relationship. She has married twice, i.e. with Benn Gibbard and Jacob Pechenik and both marriages ended up in divorce. With Pechenik, Deschanel shares two children Elsie and Charlie.

Emily Deschanel Is A Vegan & Animal Rights Activist

Deschanel is a devoted advocate for animal rights and is a vegan. She actively supports activities done for animal welfare. In the book launch event for Karen Dawn's "Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals", Emily discusses how vegetarian and vegan diets contribute to a healthier environment.

Bones actress Emily has also collaborated with PETA on a video encouraging mothers to raise their children as vegans. Moreover, since September 2014, she has been serving on the board of directors at Farm Sanctuary, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to animal advocacy.

Emily Deschanel about being a vegan:

'I'm a vegan, but you can be really unhealthy as a vegan, too. Vegan just means that you don't use animal products, so you don't wear leather, you don't wear wool, and you don't eat animal products. But you can eat french fries and stuff like that all day long.'


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