Emily Erin Deschanel (born October 11, 1976) is an American actress, television producer, and film producer who is best known for her role as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan on the Fox crime comedy-drama series Bones from 2005 to 2017. She is also the older sister of actress, model, songwriter, and musician Zooey Deschanel.

She played Mary Haskins in the 2006 Disney sports drama film, Glory Road, Mrs. Morgan in the 2003 Miramax film, Cold Mountain and Rosanna Travis in the 2004 Touchstone Pictures film The Alamo.