Zooey Deschanel separates from Death Cab frontman

Tue Nov 1, 2011 7:28pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Zooey Deschanel, known for her roles in the movie "500 Days Of Summer" and FOX's fall TV comedy "New Girl," has separated from her husband after two years of marriage, her spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Deschanel, 31, married Ben Gibbard, 35, the lead singer of indie rock bands Death Cab for a Cutie and The Postal Service, in September 2009.

It is not known why the couple are separating.

The actress is currently enjoying the success of her new sitcom "New Girl," in which she plays a quirky single girl named Jess. Deschanel is also the lead singer in the indie band She & Him, which released a Christmas album, "A Very She & Him Christmas" in October.

(Reporting and Writing by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)