Zooey Deschanel first caught our eye in her roles as Santa's sexy little helper in Elf and as the co-star of the 2009 rom-com (500) Days of Summer. But as the star of one of FOX's most-acclaimed comedies, New Girl, her quirky demeanor and "adorkable" personality have us tuning in for some wholesome laughs on a weekly basis.
Her lengthy list of credits might date back to her on-screen debut in 1999's Mumford, but the lovable lady also possesses an angelic voice to match her on-screen personality, and even sang on the opening day of mammoth music festival Coachella in 2010.
No matter how much work she puts out, we'll never tire of watching this gorgeous actress and Maxim Hot 100 alum in action. Help us celebrate Deschanel's big day with her sexiest photos and Maxim moments in the gallery above.