Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch (born November 10, 1994) is an American actress and producer.
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Vampire Academy (2014)
Deutch began her career with starring roles in the gothic fantasy film Beautiful Creatures (2013) and the horror comedy film Vampire Academy (2014). In 2016, she starred as Beverly in the comedy Everybody Wants Some!! and Stephanie Fleming in the comedy Why Him? In 2017, she starred as Samantha Kingston in the drama Before I Fall, Erica Vandross in the comedy-drama Flower, and Harper in the romantic comedy Set It Up. She also produced and starred in the films The Year of Spectacular Men (2017) and Buffaloed (2019).
Deutch is the daughter of director Howard Deutch and actress-director Lea Thompson.
Deutch starred as Samantha “Sam” Kingston in Before I Fall, an adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s best-selling young adult novel of the same name, also starring Jennifer Beals and Kian Lawley. Andrea Mandell of USA Today described Before I Fall as a milestone in Deutch’s rising career. The scripts of Good Kids, Dirty Grandpa and Before I Fall were on the 2011 Black List. A second film featuring Deutch premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2017, Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye. The biopic of author J.D. Salinger saw Deutch as Oona O’Neill opposite Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, and Laura Dern.
Deutch starred in Flower directed by Max Winkler, with a script written by Alex McAulay. Flower was added to the 2012 Black List and premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Aubrey Page of Collider described her performance as an “electric lead performance” and David Ehrlich of IndieWire thought the film “confirms that Zoey Deutch is a genuine star in the making”. Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter concluded “Flower is redeemed only by Zoey Deutch’s magnetic performance, which would be star-making if in the service of a better vehicle”.
role as Sabrina
Deutch appeared in her mother Lea Thompson’s directorial debut The Year Of Spectacular Men as Sabrina, with Avan Jogia, her sister Madelyn, Cameron Monaghan and Nicholas Braun. She also shares the production credit for the film. The film had its world premiere in June 2017 in Los Angeles Film Festival 2017 and was screened at various film festivals before theatrical release. Scott Menzel of We Live Entertainment described her role as Sabrina in this film as “without question her finest performance to date”.
Along with these, in the same year, she was seen opposite Ed Sheeran in the official music video of his song “Perfect” from the album. The video which was released on November 9, 2017 has garnered over 1.7 billion views and 9.1 million likes, as of December 2018. Also in 2017, she appeared in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, based on the book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, which tells the behind-the-scenes story behind cult film The Room.
romantic comedy Set It Up
Deutch is set to star opposite Glen Powell, her Everybody Wants Some costar, in Netflix’s romantic comedy Set It Up. The story follows two overworked assistants who try to get their horrible bosses out of their hair by setting them up together. She has also landed a role in the upcoming drama-comedy Richard Says Goodbye alongside Johnny Depp and will appear in the drama film Buffaloed directed by Tanya Wexler.
The sequel to Zombieland
In July 2018, it was announced that Deutch would be starring in the new American comedy web television series, The Politician, that is set to premiere on Netflix. Deutch will also star in Zombieland 2, the sequel to Zombieland, set for release on October 11, 2019.