|Charlie Wolf Pechenik
|May 9, 2017
|Son of Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
Charlie Wolf Pechenik is just a little kid, but he is already in the media spotlight. Born in 2017, he is only six years old as of July 2023. Why does the media want to know so much about him? Well, the celebrity child is the son of American actress Zooey Deschanel. Let’s find out more about him.
Who Is His Mother?
First, we have to talk about his mother, the famous American actress, and musician. Born Zooey Claire Deschanel in January 1980, she made her film debut in Mumford in 1999.
Over the years, she has appeared in several comedy movies like The Good Girl, The New Guy, Failure to Launch, Yes Man, 500 Days of Summer, Elf, Our Idiot Brother, and more. Many people recognize Zooey for her portrayal of Jessica Day on the Fox television series New Girl. She portrayed the role from 2011 to 2018, earning nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and winning a Golden Globe Award in the process.
Zooey was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the younger daughter of cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. She has Swiss, Dutch, English, Irish, and French Ancestry. Fun fact: she was named after Zooey Glass, the male protagonist of the 1961 novella Franny and Zooey. Her older sister is Emily Deschanel, the woman who portrayed the main female character in the drama series Bones.
While she lived in Los Angeles, Zooey spent much of her childhood traveling around with her father. She later said that she hated traveling.
As a young girl, she attended Crossroads, a private preparatory school in Santa Monica, where she befriended future co-stars Kate Hudson and Jake Gyllenhaal. During her high school days, she sang, planning to pursue a career in musical theatre.
She got her first leading role in the independent drama All the Real Girls in 2003 as Noel, a sexually curious 18-year-old virgin. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was a big success. Her performance was met with critical acclaim. Also in 2003, she starred opposite Will Ferrell in the Christmas comedy Elf.
Here is an interesting fact. Originally, she was the top choice for Janet van Dyne, aka The Wasp in the early draft of The Avengers. Yet, once Scarlett Johansson was cast as Natasha Romanoff the Black Widow, she was no longer in consideration.
Instead, she went on to portray Jessica Day in the comedy TV series, New Girl. That role made her a big star in Hollywood.
Speaking of her music career, in 2011, she formed a jazz cabaret band with fellow actress Samantha Shelton. Called If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies, the jazz cabaret performed around Los Angeles.
Who Is His Father?
Now let’s talk about Charlie’s father. Jacob Pechenik is an American film producer and entrepreneur. He was born on June 16, 1972, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Pechenik attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Information Systems.
Pechenik began his career in the entertainment industry as a producer and executive producer for various films and television series. He has produced several notable films, including The Skeleton Twins, Jobs, and Rock the Kasbah.
Pechenik is also an entrepreneur and has founded several companies, including Venture Manufacturing Group and Late Bloomer Brands. In 2014, he co-founded the production company, Venture Forth, with his wife, actress Zooey Deschanel.
Pechenik and Deschanel have two children together and were married from 2015 until 2020.
In June 2017, Zooey and her former husband Jacob Pechenik welcomed their second child and newest member to the family. The two began dating in 2014 and got married in June 2015. Their firstborn, daughter Elsie Otter Pechenik was born in July 2015.
Their son Charlie Wolf Pechenik was born in May 2017. As of May 2023, he is still 6 years of age. That means we have no information about his education or anything else.
But the interesting fact is that Zooey and Jacob began a trend when they welcomed their son. Two years later, another celebrity couple named their baby boy Charlie Wolf. Lauren Conrad of the Hills used the same name for her boy.
Zooey and her former husband welcomed their son earlier. He joined his older sister Elsie Otter in the family.
In one interview, Zooey said, “I’ve never really felt like an adult. But I think it’s a huge accomplishment to have a child so maybe I feel like an adult for that reason”.
Charlie’s big sister is already a fashionista. But we will have to wait and see whether he will follow in her footsteps. Elsie has carved quite the style path.
Speaking with Ellen Degeneres, Zooey said this about her daughter, “She is really obsessed with hats right now. My mom wears hats a lot and we had dinner with her and as soon as my mom came up, Elsie said, hat, hat. I think she’s just really proud of herself that she recognizes that. If she walks into my closet, the hats are up on the top shelf, and she points and says Haaat”.
His Parents’ Separation
Sadly, Charlie’s parents separated two years after his birth. Zooey and her husband’s relationship has been full of surprises. They began dating in 2014, and he proposed soon after. The two tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony.
In August 2019, Zooey met Jonathan Scott while filming an episode of Carpool Karaoke. Many believe that was the reason for her separation from Pechenik. She and Jacob announced their separation in September, and she began dating Scott. Their divorce was finalized on June 1, 2020.
Raising Their Children Together
Despite their separation, Zooey and Jacob decided to raise their children together, supporting one another. And it seems like they are embracing a modern family.
In June 2022, the famous actress posted a photo on social media of her boyfriend Jonathan Scott, and her former husband, with their two children Elsie and Charlie. In the photo, Pechenik held Charlie on his shoulders, while Scott had Elsie on his.
Zooey wrote, “So thankful my kids have these two awesome guys in their lives”.
We cannot talk about the net worth of a six-year-old child. Yes, there are some children that begin their careers on social media as toddlers and earn money through YouTube or Instagram. But Charlie Wolf Pechenik doesn’t have to do that.
His mother has enough money for him to live a comfortable life. According to reports, the famous actress has a net worth of more than $25 million as of July 2023.