Mary Jo Deschanel

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Mary Josephine Deschanel (Weir)

Also Known As: "Mary Jo"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Donald L Weir and <private> Manchester
Wife of Caleb Deschanel
Mother of Emily Erin Deschanel and Zooey Claire Deschanel
Sister of <private> Fuller (Weir); <private> Weir and <private> Weir

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Diane Deschanel
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About Mary Jo Deschanel

Mary Jo Deschanel (nee Weir) is an American actress. She is the mother of actresses Zooey and Emily Deschanel.

In her first major appearance in show business in 1983, Deschanel played Annie Glenn, the wife of the astronaut John Glenn in the movie adaptation of the Tom Wolfe book, The Right Stuff. Her husband, Caleb Deschanel was that film's cinematographer, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work.

The next year after acting in "The Right Stuff", Deschanel played "Betty Fernandez", the remarried wife of the astronaut "Dave Bowman" (played by Keir Dullea), in the film 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

Deschanel played Eileen in the TV series Twin Peaks. She has appeared in the TV series House in the episode "Simple Explanation" as Julia Kutner, the adoptive mother of recently deceased Dr. Lawrence Kutner.

Deschanel was featured a second time as the wife of Ed Harris's character in the movie Winter Passing, although she was only seen in a photograph on the wall. In spite of never physically appearing in this movie, she did receive full billing in the credits as the character "Mary".

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Mary Jo Deschanel's Timeline

November 25, 1945
Los Angeles, CA, USA
October 11, 1976
Age 30
Los Angeles, CA, USA
January 17, 1980
Age 34
Los Angeles, CA, USA