Katy Perry vs. Zooey Deschanel

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Difference between Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel

At first glance, one might think that Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel are one and the same person, but this is definitely no Hannah Montana case wherein one assumes two roles. Katy Perry is not Zooey Deschanel. They may only look alike, but while one is a musician, the other is more of an actress doubling as a singer.

Katy Perry
Zooey Deschanel

Musicality and Style

Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, Katy Perry started her music career singing predominantly gospel songs. That wasn't surprising considering that Perry grew up in a Christian-based environment. Her initial gospel style didn't gain much public appreciation, so for her second album Perry’s style and choice of songs were anything but. She changed her style to pop and rock and her second album became a huge success. Perry’s voice is on the contralto vocal range. Some artists that are said to have played an influence on her style include Alanis Morisette, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and Shirley Manson.

Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Singing just comes naturally for her. She sings in the cabaret and has a penchant for everything vintage. Her voice is described as soft, smokey and wispy.

Greatest Hits

Among Perry’s greatest hits were ‘One Of The Boys’, ‘I Kissed A Girl’, ‘Ur So Gay’, ‘Waking Up In Vegas’, ‘Mannequin’, ‘Hot and Cold’, and ‘I’m Still Breathing’.

Deschanel, on the other hand, is best known for ‘She and Him’, an Indie folk song, which she sang together with M. Ward. Deschanel is known to have a great singing voice but it is in the area of acting where she excels.


Perry has won several awards, among which International Female Solo Artist, and New Act. She has also won nominations as Best Selling Female Music Video for her song ‘I Kissed A Girl’, World’s Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist, Best New Artist, and a Grammy nomination as Best Female Pop Vocal Performer.

Zooey won a Best Actress award during the Mar del Plata Film Festival for her portrayal in the movie ‘All The Real Girls’ in 2003, and earned nominations as Best Female Lead and Best Actress for her roles in ‘All The Real Girls’ and ‘500 Days of Summer’. 

Similarities and Differences

Besides the physical attributes and singing ability, there’s really nothing else that’s similar between Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel especially when it comes to the following attributes:

  • Musicality and Style – Perry’s style has evolved into modern pop and rock, while Zooey’s more of the jazz type.
  • Greatest hits – Perry has a string of songs to her name, including ‘One of the Boys’ and ‘I Kissed A Girl’ while Zooey’s best known as the other singer of the Indie folk song ‘She and Him’.
  • Awards – Perry has received various awards in music, including a Grammy nomination as Best Female Pop Vocal Performer, while Zooey’s awards and nominations were due to her performances as an actress. These included a Best Actress Award in 2003 for the movie ‘All The Real Girls’. 

Comparison of Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel Video

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Who has great looks?
  • Katy Perry
  • Zooey Deschanel

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