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Who Is The Actress In Choice Hotels' Where Travels Come True Commercial?

If you've recently been pursuing vacation destinations, booking hotels, or simply purusing YouTube on a whim, chances are you've come across Choice Hotels' latest commercial, "Where Travels Come True." This short advertisement shows a couple struggling to make sense of the immense number of hotel options online, only to be visited by the Fairy Hotelmother — who helps them find Choice Hotels' website and whisks them away to their dream destination.

If the Fairy Hotelmother looks familiar to you, that's because the renowned actor and musician Zooey Deschanel plays her. These days, Deschanel is perhaps most well known for her role as Jessica Day in the Fox sitcom "New Girl." However, her prolific acting career stretches across a wide variety of film and television projects dating back to the late '90s. Outside of acting, Deschanel is also part of the musical duo "She & Him," which has thus far released seven albums — their most recent being "Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson."

Zooey Deschanel has been acting for over 20 years

Indeed, Choice Hotels could hardly have picked a more prominent name for their newest ad campaign, as Zooey Deschanel has been a staple of film and television for well over two decades. As an actor she has appeared in beloved films like "Almost Famous," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "(500) Days of Summer," "Bridge to Terabithia," and of course the iconic Christmas classic "Elf" — in which she plays Buddy the Elf's (Will Ferrell) love interest, Jovie.

Deschanel has also frequently worked as a voice actor, working on shows like "American Dad!" and "Family Guy," and providing the voice of Bridget throughout the highly popular "Trolls" franchise. Although Deschanel has a vast number of characters and performances under her belt, it's safe to say that she is still most well known as the lead of Fox's "New Girl" — something which certainly works in the commercial's favor, given her character's eccentric personality.

Despite the magic wand and the fairy outfit (or perhaps even because of them, given Jessica Day's numerous quirks) it'll be hard for fans of "New Girl" not to see and hear Jess in Choice Hotels' new, slightly offbeat, commercial.