All About Zooey Deschanel’s Daughter Elsie Otter Pechenik: Wiki


Who is Elsie Otter Pechenik?

Elsie Otter Pechenik was born in Los Angeles, California USA, in July 2015 – her exact birthdate isn’t known, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Cancer, and she holds American nationality. Elsie’s only known for being the daughter of the famous American actress, model and musician Zooey Claire Dechanel.

Early life, parents and education

Elsie is being raised alongside her younger brother Charlie Wolf (born in May 2017) in Los Angeles, by their mother and their father Jacob Pechenic, who’s an American film producer; Zooey and Jacob divorced on 1 June 2020, but are apparently both involved in the raising of their two children.

Elsie has just started attending a private elementary school, in 2021, and it’s believed that she’s already become interested in acting, mostly because her mother occasionally takes her to her movie sets. It’s believed that the girl has also been enrolled at school of the performing arts, where she’s learning acting and dancing, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Elsie is a huge lover of animals, and apparently has a pet dog.

Age, height and net worth

Elsie’s age is six. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 3ft 10ins (1.2m) and she weighs around 45lbs (20kgs).

As of December 2021, she doesn’t have her own independent net worth, but her mother’s net worth has been estimated at over $25 million, and her father’s at more than $3 million.


Who is her mother Zooey Deschanel?

Zooey Claire Deschanel was born in Los Angeles on 17 January 1980 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for her portrayal of the main character Summer, in the 2009 romantic comedy movie “500 Days of Summer”. It was directed by Marc Webb, also starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Geoffrey Arend, and follows a young man who has fallen in love with a girl who doesn’t believe in love; the movie won 17 of the 75 awards for which it was nominated.

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Zooey was raised in Los Angeles alongside her sister Emily, by their mother Mary Jo Deschanel (nee Weir) who’s an actress and is still active in the film industry, and their father Joseph Caleb Deschanel who’s an American cinematographer and film director. Zooey’s sister Emily has also become a popular actress, and is perhaps known best for her lead role in the crime series “Bones”.

Zooey studied at the private preparatory school Crossroads in Santa Monica, California, and was mostly interested in singing during her time there. Upon matriculating in 1998, she enrolled at Northwestern University, but quit after less than a year, wanting to pursue her acting career.


Some of her first roles, which helped her attract some attention, were in the 1999 comedy film “Mumford”, the 2000 comedy drama movie “Almost Famous” and the 2001 drama film “Manic”.

She became somewhat popular in 2003, when she starred as Noel in the romantic movie “All the Real Girls”, written and directed by David Gordon Green, and which also starred Paul Schneider and Patricia Clarkson. The movie follows a young womanizer who has fallen in love with his best friend’s sister; it won four of the 15 awards for which it was nominated. Some of her other notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2005 adventure science fiction comedy film “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, the 2007 family fantasy movie “Bridge to Terabithia”, and the 2008 romantic comedy film “Yes Man”.

Between 2011 and 2018, Zooey starred as Jess Day in the critically acclaimed comedy series “New Girl”, created by Elizabeth Meriwether, and which also starred Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield. It follows Jess who has just broken up with her boyfriend, and has moved in with three single men; it won 11 of the 94 awards for which it was nominated, including five Primetime Emmy nominations.

Two of her most recent roles have been in the 2020 animated adventure comedy movie “Trolls World Tour” (voice role) and the 2020 music video “Katy Perry: Not the End of the World”; Zooey’s currently shooting for the upcoming biographical musical movie “Dreamin’ Wild”.


For her acting skills, Zooey has won seven of the 44 awards for which she’s been nominated, including a 2012 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, for her performance in “New Girl”.

She became engaged to the American singer-songwriter Benjamin Gibbard in December 2008, and they married in a private ceremony on 19 September 2009; however, their divorce was finalized on 12 December 2012, following a one-year separation. She’s today in a relationship with the American TV personality and construction contractor Jonathan Silver Scott.

Who is Elsie’s father Jacob Pechenik?

Jacob Pechenik was born in San Antonio, Texas USA, on 16 June 1972 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He has produced close to 20 movies, while he’s probably known best for his work on the 2015 mystery crime movie “Solace”, directed by Afonso Poyart, and which starred Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish. The film follows the psychic John Clancy who’s helping the FBI to catch a serial killer; it won a 2017 Golden Camera, Germany Award for Best International Actor, for Colin Farrell.

Jacob hasn’t shared many details regarding his childhood with the public, but it’s said that his parents were both involved in the film industry, and that he doesn’t have siblings.


He became interested in movies while attending a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1990, Jacob enrolled at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1994.

He then founded the company TechTrader with his friends, and Jacob became CEO. After a couple of years, he started his new company Yellow Jacket Software, which was purchased by Intercontinental Exchange after several years.

It was then that he turned to film, and produced his first movie in 2011 – the comedy drama “Terri”. Written and directed by Azazel Jacobs, it starred John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki and Bridger Zadina, and follows the life of a 15-year-old boy who’s being bullied at school; the movie was nominated for 10 awards.

Jacob then worked on the 2012 romantic horror “Kiss of the Damned”, the  horror thriller “We Are What We Are” and the romantic drama “Before Midnight” both in 2013, the latter becoming a huge hit, winning 20 of the 84 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.

Also in 2013, he produced the popular biographical drama “Jobs”, directed by Joshua Michael Stern, and which starred Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney and Josh Gad. The movie follows the life of Microsoft founder Steve Jobs, and it was nominated for two awards.

Some of Jacob’s other notable works have been the 2013 crime thriller “Cold Comes the Night”, the 2014 romantic comedy drama “The Skeleton Twins”, and the 2015 musical war comedy “Rock the Kasbah”.

Olivia Wilson
Olivia Wilson
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