Actress Zooey Deschanel Converts to Judaism

says Haaretz.com:

«Actress Zooey Deschanel has converted to Judaism.

Deschanel, the daughter of a Quaker and Roman Catholic, converted shortly before marrying producer Jacob Pechenik, Us Weekly reported Monday. The article did not say what denomination of rabbi supervised her conversion.

The two married in June, a month before the birth of their daughter, Elsie.

“Zooey con­verted to Judaism for Jacob,” an unidentified “insider” told the celebrity magazine.

Deschanel, 35, stars in the Fox sitcom “New Girl” and has appeared in numerous films, including “Mumford” and “Almost Famous.”»

Here’s a picture from the film 500 Days of Summer, in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the lovesick male role, and Zooey the woman who just want to be friends. According to wikipedia Gordon-Levitt  is Jewish, from a family that is “not strictly religious”; his parents were among the founders of the Progressive Jewish Alliance» So if Zooey had chosen him she would maybe still been a Qauker/Chatholic, but then again, that was just a movie.

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