2015-11-25 / World News

Actress Deschanel converts to Judaism

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. The article did not say what denomination of rabbi supervised her conversion.

“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. (JTA)

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