Internet, meet Zoey Deutch. Zoey, meet the Internet. If you’re not already familiar with the rising Hollywood starlet, now’s your chance. The LA native will be starring in the very anticipated 2017 film Before I Fall. While we patiently wait for its release, let’s get to know Zoey. Here are eight things we bet you never knew about the Before I Fall star.
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1. She’s worked with Zac Efron.
Rent Dirty Grandpa, and you’ll see her on-screen magic with Zac (and Robert De Niro). Dream job, amiright??
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2. Her mom’s an actress as well.
Talented women run in Zoey’s family. Her mom, Lea Thompson, has been acting since the 80s. You’ll definitely recognize her as Lorraine from the Back to the Future films. Another fun fact: the film Mayor Cupcake stars Zoey, her mom, and her sister, and is inspired by their relationships.
3. She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.
In 2014, Zoey was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for her role in Vampire Academy. While she didn’t take home the award that night, it’s proof she has major comedic chops.
4. She has a thing for vampires.
Not only did Zoey star in Vampire Academy, she played Sarah Michelle Gellar’s daughter in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer follow up, Ringer.
5. She’s an animal lover.
Zoey is a HUGE animal lover, which makes us adore her all the more. She grew up with over ten pets at the same time! Recently, she chatted with Just Jared about her love of animals saying, “Yeah. I have horses, chickens, koi fish, an African grey parrot, a Maine Coon cat, a bunch of rescue dogs, a desert tortoise, and a giant bunny rabbit creature. It’s funnily enough, the most difficult out of all the animals to take care of, so high maintenance. His name is Samson, I rescued him from a music video shoot I was doing. Not rescued it, but I just took it home.”
6. She was actually in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Sadly her one scene was cut from the film (total bummer). The good news, however, is that we’ve found the delete scene just for you!
7. She’s a dancer.
While Zoey may have majored in Theatre at The Los Angeles County High School, she’s actually been a dancer her whole life! She’s studied, ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip-hop!
8. She’s still figuring it out, just like us.
Although Zoey is now twenty-two, she’s been quoted saying, “It feels strange, and false, to be 21, and talk about myself as if I have a real concept of who I am.” Don’t you just love that? Even talented working actress are still trying to figure themselves out. #Relatable.
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