2:22 p.m. PDT, September 20, 2021
Has it really been a decade since we got to know the roommates in Apartment 4D ?! In honor of the 10th anniversary of “New Girl” – which debuted on FOX on September 20, 2011 – Wonderwall.com takes a look at how the lives of its stars have changed. Read on to find out what Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, and Lamorne Morris did …
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While Zooey Deschanel had already established herself in Hollywood before starring in “New Girl” in projects such as “(500) Days of Summer”, “New Girl” introduced her to a whole new audience. During the television series from 2011 to 2018, she continued to voice a character in “The Simpsons” until 2013 and appeared in films such as “The Driftless Area” and “Rock the Kasbah”. In 2016, she made a guest appearance (as “New Girl” character, Jessica Day) in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and voiced Bridget in the first movie “Trolls” (a role she she covered in the 2020 sequel, “Trolls World” Visit.) Zooey – who has released four more albums with his music group, She & Him, since 2011 – has ended his marriage to the Death Cab frontman For Cutie Ben Gibbard the same year “New Girl” debuted. She then married film producer Jacob Pechenik, with whom she has two children, in 2015; they separated in 2019. She has a serious relationship with “Property Brothers” star Jonathan Scott since the summer of 2019 after meeting him while filming a “Carpool Karaoke” sibling segment with his sister, “Bones” actress Emily Deschanel, and Jonathan’s twin brother and co-star, Drew Scott.
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Hannah Simone portrayed Cece Parekh, the best friend of Jess, a model turned bartender turned CEO of a modeling agency. Cece engages in a long relationship with Jess’ roommate, Schmidt (Max Greenfield), before marrying him.
After creating the role of Cece Parekh, Hannah Simone appeared in a handful of projects, including the 2012 sci-fi series “H +” and the 2016 films “Folk Hero & Funny Guy”, “Flock of Dudes” and “Odd Squad: The Movie.” She has also lent her voice to characters on the shows “Hoops”, “Loafy” and, most recently, “No Activity” in 2021. Next, Hannah is expected to star in the CBS comedy series “Welcome to Georgia” alongside ‘Elizabeth Hurley. After four years of dating, the Canadian beauty married musician Jesse Giddings in 2016. They had a son in 2017.
In “New Girl,” Jake Johnson played Nick Miller, a dropout turned bar manager turned author. Although he initially failed to pull himself together, Nick eventually succeeded as a writer. Throughout the series, Nick and Jess struggle to understand their feelings for each other.
We all came to love Jake Johnson for his stellar (and hilarious) portrayal of Nick Miller – and he only gained more and more fans as his career progressed. In addition to lending his voice to a character from “The Lego Movie” in 2014, Jake has also appeared in memorable films in “New Girl” including “21 Jump Street”, “Let’s Be Cops”, “Jurassic World”, “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”, “The Neighbors”, “The Mummy” and more. He also did some vocal work: from 2015 to 2017 he was Oxnard in the critically acclaimed tragicomedy series “BoJack Horseman”, in 2017 he voiced Grouchy Smurf in “Smurfs: The Lost Village”, and in 2018, he voiced Peter B. Parker in the Oscar nominated Marvel animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. Jake’s acting accomplishments don’t end there: From 2019 to 2020, he starred in the short-lived ABC series “Stumptown” and then voiced the lead character on the animated sitcom “Hoops” until it was canceled. in 2020. The Illinois native has three TV shows on the way – “Habata”, “Lost Ollie” and “Minx”. He is married to artist Erin Payne, with whom he welcomed twins in 2014, since 2006.
Schmidt, who played by Max Greenfield, is the successful roommate and micro-manager of Apartment 4D. He needs everything to be done his way and struggles to let go of control.
After making his debut in “New Girl” in 2011, Max Greenfield appeared in a handful of TV shows like “The Mindy Project”, “American Horror Story”, “American Crime Story” and “Will & Grace”. He reprized his role as Leo D’Amato in the 2014 movie “Veronica Mars” and the 2019 Hulu reboot. In addition to appearing in the 2021 Oscar-nominated movie “Promising Young Woman,” Max has loaned his voice to the characters of “BoJack Horseman” and “Bob’s Burgers”. The actor, who married former FOX casting director Tess Sanchez – with whom he shares two daughters – in 2008, has appeared on the CBS sitcom “The Neighborhood” since 2018.
In “New Girl”, Lamorne Morris portrayed athlete Winston Bishop, who played professional basketball in Latvia before returning to Los Angeles.
Lamorne Morris has landed roles in films like “Black Rapunzel”, “Jumanji: The Next Level”, “Bloodshot”, “Desperados” and “Death of a Telemarketer”. In addition to appearing on the TV shows “Call Me Kat” and “Unwanted”, since 2020, Lamorne has starred in the Hulu Original series “Woke”. He will then appear in the film “Night Shift” alongside Phoebe Tonkin and Patrick Fischler. Her most publicized romance to date was with E! News host Erin Lim, who he dated for a few years as “New Girl,” almost finished his run in 2018.
Damon Wayans Jr. played the coach – Nick, Schmidt and the former roommate of Jess’ personal trainer who eventually moved to New York with his girlfriend.
Damon Wayans left “New Girl” near its debut in 2011 because another show he was on, “Happy Endings”, was picked up for a second season on another network. But he returned to the series as a coach in 2013 after the cancellation of “Happy Endings” and appeared on several seasons until it ended in 2018. In addition to this sitcom work, he voiced Wasabi in Disney’s “Big Hero 6” and has appeared on shows. like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair”, “Happy Together” and “The Twilight Zone”. In 2020, he starred in the Netflix romantic comedy “Love, Guaranteed” alongside Rachael Leigh Cook. Next, Damon will star in the movie “Players” alongside Tom Ellis and Gina Rodriguez. The actor, who has two daughters with his ex Aja Metoyer, has married Samara Saraiva in 2016.