How much did Zooey Deschanel earn per episode of “New Girl”?
When Zooey Deschanel divorced Death Cab for Cutie rocker Ben Gibbard in 2013, court documents obtained via TMZ revealed the actor’s thrifty approach (by Hollywood standards, anyway) to finances. According to the outlet, Deschanel earned monthly paychecks of $ 95,000 for his work on “New Girl.” On top of that, she posted $ 1,578,000 in her bank account, as well as $ 693,000 in property and $ 1,645,000 in stocks, bringing her total net worth to just under $ 4 million. According to Business intern, Deschanel’s monthly expenses were $ 22,500, including a donation of $ 1,500 to charity.
However, at the time (2013), Deschanel was probably only filming the second or third season of “New Girl”. The Talko noted that in 2014, the star was racking up around $ 130,000 per episode. By the end of the sitcom, Deschanel’s income was around $ 3 million per season – more than enough to cover those monthly expenses and donations. These days, she’s worth a total of $ 25 million (via Celebrity Net Worth) and supplemented her earnings from “New Girl” with various roles in television, film and commercial.
Despite Deschanel’s millionaire status, it’s refreshing to know that she’s as down-to-earth as many of her on-screen roles make it appear.