52. Zooey Deschanel
Occupation: Actress, musician
Biggest accomplishment this year: Receiving a Golden Globe nomination for the hit Fox sitcom New Girl
Zooey Deschanel keeps humming along as America's favorite quirky character actress, and given the popularity of her show New Girl, it doesn't seem like she'll be going away anytime soon. She also recently released Volume 3, the fourth record she's released as part of She & Him, and the album has reached as high as No. 15 on the Billboard 200 charts. She was nominated twice for awards this year for her work in New Girl, first a People's Choice Award and then a Golden Globe as well. With seven months left to go in 2013, there's no telling what kind of silly shenanigans we'll see her get up to next.