Emily Deschanel

Emily Erin Deschanel (born October 11, 1976) is an American actress and television producer, best known for playing Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan in the crime drama Bones.The daughter of oscar-nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Her mother is Irish American and her grandfather was French.She has one younger sister: actress, songwriter and musician Zooey Deschanel. Deschanel is a vegan and a committed supporter of animal rights causes. She graduated from Boston University’s Professional Actors Training Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater.