“I have a very close relationship with my family—people are always confused by it,” says the actress Zoey Deutch, a Los Angeles native who grew up on a quasi-farm populated by rescue chickens, cats, dogs, horses, and birds. Case in point: The 21-year-old stars in the upcoming film The Year of Spectacular Men, directed by her mother, Lea Thompson; produced by her father, Howard Deutch; and based on a screenplay by her older sister, Madelyn. That family production, in which Deutch plays an ambitious OCD-riddled movie star, is just one of the projects on her docket. She appears opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in Dirty Grandpa this winter; in Richard Linklater’s 1980s college romp Everybody Wants Some, slated to open in April; and in the soon-to-be-released Vincent-N-Roxxy, ** with Emile Hirsch and Zoë Kravitz. And yet, Deutch dismisses the idea that she has her career all figured out. “It’s so strange to be in my 20s and talk about myself as if I have a real concept of who I am.”
Photos: Zoey Deutch: Wild Rose
Deutch wears a Mary Katrantzou dress; Simone Rocha earrings, ring from Beladora, Beverly Hills; Nancy Gonzalez clutch; Mansur Gavriel heels.
Rodarte earrings. Courtesy of Gorman Studio, styled by John Olson.
Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo flats. Courtesy of Gorman Studio, styled by John Olson.
Chloé bracelet bag. Courtesy of the designer.
Deutch, with her parents, Lea Thompson and Howard Deutch, and her sister Madelyn (far right), late ’90s. Courtesy of Deutch.
Zoey Deutch photographed by Misha Taylor, styled by Ashley Furnival and Sam Milner; W Magazine January 2016. Rodarte dress and hair clips.
Etro skirt. Photograph by Tim Hout, styled by Renate Lindlar.
Vilshenko dress. Photograph by Tim Hout, styled by Renate Lindlar.
Deutch, with her dog Maybelle, 2015. Courtesy of Deutch.
Diane Keaton, one of Deutch’s style icons, in 1974. Paramount Pictures/courtesy of Getty Images.
Dries Van Noten coat and sunglasses; Nili Lotan dress; Michael Kors Collection flats.
Deutch and Maybelle. Courtesy of Deutch.
Amelia Toro blouse. Courtesy of Gorman Studio, styled by John Olson.
Pomellato rings. Courtesy of Gorman Studio, styled by John Olson.
Mark Cross bag; Simone Rocha dress.
St. Vincent, a favorite musician of Deutch’s, performing in 2014. Courtesy of Jason Squires/WireImage/Getty Images.
Deutch, left, and her older sister, Madelyn, on the set of The Year of Spectacular Men, 2015. Courtesy of Deutch.
What If?, by Randall Munroe, a recent book pick from Deutch. Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Hair By Charles McNair at Jed Root; Makeup by Lottie at Streeters LA; Digital technician: Connor Hughes; photography assistant: Nathan Stephen; fashion assistant: Kendall Finzer.